The previous two days I was working the morning shifts. I haven't done a morning shift in that part of the building in a lonnnng time! I was kinda dreading it...having to be at work at 6am...the second I walk in that door having people chase me in their powered wheelchairs wanting coffee. It was not my favorite shift! However the last two days I was so completely entertained by the residents!
I went out to the dinning room to set the tables when all of a sudden one of the residents whips out his harmonica and starts playing. He was actually quite good. It was so random and I could not stop laughing. I was trying to hide it but I didn't hid it well. I didn't want him to think I was laughing at him. It was even more hilarious because everyone acted like it was completely normal! Then I started thinking about Tamara and how she wanted to learn the harmonica and how entertaining that would be. Then he started playing O Canada. When he played that I almost died of laughter! If you havenever heard O Canada on a harmonica I suggest you do! Its great!
After lunch I was washing the tables and collecting the dirty dishes. The ladies at the back table made up a song for me and sang it while I was cleaning. It was "I am forever washing tables" to the tune of "forever blowing bubbles". It was so cute. Those ladies are awesome!
Later on I noticed one of the residents had a sign on his walker. It said "_____'s Oldsmobile". It was soo cute! I found out later that the healthcare worker that made it was the same one who would always take the hats that we wear in the kitchen (they look like blue showercaps) and put one over his head and one over his beard (from ear to ear) and it made him look like Santa Claus. The residents would laugh hysterically.
That day they had a mad hatters tea party. They were all wearing funny hats. It was so cute. One had an angel halo, one had a policeman hat. One of my favorite residents (who is quite a proud man) was wearing a big tall hat with sparkles and the Canadian flag on it. I couldn't help but laugh at that one. I think he felt ashamed. I cannot help but avoid the things I am supposed to be doing to go giggle at the hats. They look so cute in them!
Tot ziens! (goodbye)
(ps I'm learning Dutch!)
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