No fewer than 4 times I gave one Limelette the clear and direct instruction to clean up the kitchen after having baked and then go take a shower. Then Mr. Lime came to me and asked what she was to do and I told him, yet neither of these brain damaged individuals seemed to be able to comprehend that. Perhaps I was speaking in Swahili when I thought I was using standard English. Thank God my mother-in-law is here and could actually verify that I had truly given that instruction so clearly, directly and so many times. (That's right, my fellow Hijackers and those in the know, I said, 'Thank God she is here.')
Ya know, some days getting the simplest things done feels about like this....
In other news, I had another epiphany during a crisis Monday night. My great uncle was rushed to my local hospital even though it's not near where he lives. He was up here for a long weekend and had trouble. I ran over to lend moral support to my cousin. As my uncle was in ICU I watched his sisters, my 2 great aunts quarrel at his bedside in much the same manner my 2 teenage daughters would go at each other. It was not a serious disagreement and they are very close to each other. It merely gave me insight into sister dynamics. Since I have no sisters, Mr. Lime has no sisters, and neither of our mothers have sisters the whole cat fighting between sisters who actually love each other is a conundrum to me and often makes me wonder if mine really do love each other and whether or not they will be close when they are grown. I figure if my two aunts who would do anything for each other can go at each other like teenagers when they are both in their 80s (to the extent that I respectfully ejected them from my uncle's room so he and the other patients could rest peacefully) I guess there is hope for my girls and I can not worry quite so much as I do.
Good news is that after a big scare all signs are positive for my uncle at this point even though they are still trying to figure out what caused certain symptoms.
I wonder what tomorrow's grand enlightenment will be?