“If mom can’t find it, no one can.”
Note to the youth of the world – you will come to a certain age where you’ll be on the lookout for signs of dementia. These signs include repeating yourself. Note to the youth of the world – Oh, just forget it! Which is another sign.
The sign I’m most on the lookout for is known as the “keys in the freezer” sign. That’s when things disappear and you eventually find them in a most unlikely place. Such as, finding your car keys in the freezer, or worse yet, your underwear.
Well, true confession, the other day, while cooking and baking, I couldn’t find one of my favorite oven mitts which, just an hour before, I had been using. The reason they are my favorite is that they’re also useful as hand puppets when I hit a lull in the kitchen or simply want to entertain my husband with some clever repertoire.
I know. I should probably be on some kind of meds.
At any rate, I searched all the usual places, like my underwear drawer and the freezer, and came up empty. I searched most places twice. I considered turning myself in, but I wouldn’t know where to turn myself in. I finally concluded that one of our cats wanted to do a puppet show and stole the oven mitt. I thought it best to keep that thought to myself.
And then, when I’d given up all hope, I saw the missing mitt in the narrow space between the stove and the fridge. Obviously, it had fallen there when I was in the throes of culinary creations and hadn’t notice the fall. Oven mitts don’t make a lot of noise when they hit the floor.
Note to kids – Mother is still fine! Puppet show on Saturday at noon. See you then.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.