Sunday, July 1, 2012
"That's My Baby"
As I walk into Mama's room, I notice that she is humming & holding one of her stuffed animals. She wins these as prizes at the nursing home during their bingo games. She looks up at me & she caught me slightly off guard.
Vin: Hi Mama, what the hell are you doing?
Mama: I'm singing to my baby.
(I start to freak out a little )
Vin: Whaddya mean your baby?
Mama: That's my baby.
Vin: Mama, that's a stuffed dog.
Mama: I KNOW it's a stuffed dog, but it keeps me company.
(A sigh of relief, she knows it's a stuffed dog & NOT a baby)
Vin: Ok, what song were you singing?
Mama: "Yes, sir that's my baby."
I wheel her out of her room & into the garden as we start singing together.
"Yes sir thats my baby, no sir I don't mean maybe..."
That's HER baby & That's MY Mama!