Pretty in Pink…
During the time mother entered rehab and we moved her into our Pollywog Creek home, I became a bit annoyed with the nursing home staff when I noticed that mother’s shirts were always on backwards. I never said anything, but I thought…how difficult can it be to put some one’s shirt on right?
The first morning mother was in our home and I dressed her after her bath I discovered exactly how difficult it can be to dress someone in mother’s helpless condition. It’s one thing to dress a tiny newborn – though that can be difficult enough – but dressing mother was like dressing a 140-pound newborn.
After what seemed like a hour, with one of mother’s arms in one sleeve and the rest of her shirt crumpled up behind her back, I gave up in laughter. Mother laughed, too, as I proceeded to re-dress her with her shirt on backwards.
Determined to find a solution, I discovered several online resources with clothing for patients with a variety of challenges such as mother’s. It was obvious that she needed shirts and dresses with closures in the back and I had fun choosing a variety of dresses in colors she had never worn before – like pink.
A natural redhead, many of her long time friends had called mother “Red” as long as I could remember, and redheads do not wear pink, but mother had not been a redhead for many years and I decided to go for it.
I thought she looked pretty in pink – don’t you?