Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Baby Mama

Part 3 In A Series

All my life I've come up with nicknames for people — mostly for those who I don't know their real names. For instance, the female neighbor that is a thick girl with masculine traits is know as Butchie Girl.

There are a number of characters at my mother's assisted care facility. Today I will tell you about The Baby Mama.

The Baby Mama roams the halls clutching a baby doll at all times. She is very attached to it. When I mentioned it to one of the nurses, she said that if I want to cause a major ruckus, try to take it away from her!

The affection for dolls and/or stuffed animals is a common thing in assisted care facilities. I'm not sure if the elderly need something to occupy their time, have a need to take care of something, need to express love, or just miss their children. The Klepto walks around with a very big teddy bear most of the day. My neighbor told me that her mother used to walk around cradling a stuffed gingerbread man like it was a baby.

For the most part, The Baby Mama is pretty incoherent. She talks "Baa baa baa baa..." with a few words you can understand but they don't seem related to anything going on at the time where they would make any sense.

The Baby Mama walked by Mother Dear and I one day.

Me: Oh look. She's got a baby!

Mom: That's not a real baby, you know. She's crazy.

And there you have it. Mom can identify a doll vs baby and who's who in the place!

Also see:
Part 1: The Klepto
Part 2: The Slapper
Part 4: Socks
Part 5: The Jackrabbit
Part 6: Gidget
Part 7: Twinkle Toes
Part 8: Pittsburgh and Tex
Part 9: The Bird Flicker
Part 10: The Imp, The Lesbian Haircut, and The Bitch
Part 11: The Bugaboo


Mom said...

I'm loving all the descriptions of your mom's new companions.

citygirl said...

"Mom: That's not a real baby, you know. She's crazy."