It’s been nearly a week since my last post, and not a SINGLE THING has been D-I-did in this household. For a number of reasons, such as the aforementioned lil bro visiting from the army (he sliced his hand open with a mortar today. My life is really not hard), as well as le grandmother breaking her hip and becoming, quite literally, a raging lunatic. Now before this past weekend, I had always thought of the term “Sundowners” as something vaguely referring to cocktails after work – not that I have ever really given that term a whole lot of brain space.
Turns out, it’s also a symptom in dementia patients which causes them to go batty in the evening. Yesterday, she thought the Republicans were attacking and my mom and dad had to stop them-that’s-just-not-ok-why-don’t-you-do-something?TheRepublicansaretryingtokillusall. If you could not tell, my grandmother is a Democrat (sort of), though why she has chosen an entire political party as her hallucinatory opponent is really beyond my ken.
I also bought one of these:
I dare you not to dance along with your shoulders while you’re watching from your computer. Double Dog.
Thing takes EIGHT batteries! But that video has obsessed me so much for the last I don’t know how many years (insert your judgments here), and he was on sale at Toys-R-Us for $9.99. How could I resist? In no way, that’s how. I’m going to make him a little scarf and keep him near me all the time.
Segue here – dude, Toys-R-Us? Didn’t that place used to be super-clean and loud and busy and AWESOME? Was that just because I was a child that I thought that? It was nerve-wracking going in there today and seeing all the NO CHILDREN IN THE WHOLE STORE. Like 5 adults, max, plus the extremely bored-looking employees. Hey girl, I just paid 1/6 of your day’s wages with that tiny robot. You’re welcome.
BUT. The action figures section was awesome.