* My mother can't hear
* My mother cuts or burns her hands/fingers at least once a week
* My mother makes up words (sometimes by accident)
Me: "What did you use to press that down?"
Mom: "I used my frumbs."
Me: "Your frumbs?"
Mom: "I said thumbs!"
Me: "Uh, no you didn't."
(We both laughed until I had to use an inhaler.)
Mom: "Durn. I burned my finger."
Me: "Of course you did."
A little while later...
Me: "How's your frumb?"
Mom: "Is it ringing?" As she races to find her phone.