I can now say I had a melt down yesterday but am feeling much better about my situation today.
I have decided the only solution to my problem with Bob is to find him a girlfriend. I'm looking for a nice lady, about 85, who's still driving, and loves grocery stores as much as he does. She needs to move at a slow pace like him, and stop often to think.
I can see them now, side by side blocking aisles as they slowly make their way through the store totally oblivious to the shoppers backed up behind them. Lost in their own world discussing the price of groceries in the good old days.
The only other thing I can think of is a Big Brother type organization who could organize grocery store play dates for seniors. That might work.
I've always admired former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. I thought of her today. When her husband became lost in the world of Alzheimers she placed him in a care facility and visited often. On one of her visits he introduced her to his girlfriend.
As you can imagine Justice O'Connor never blinked. She and her sons discussed this new love in his life and fully embraced her.
Yesterday we made waffles and that was very successful. Bob loves waffles and we haven't had a waffle iron in years. He just eats the ones you pop in the toaster. After he talked several times about a waffle iron I purchased one.
I thought he might be confident enough to strike out on his own but that didn't happen. Together we made waffles and he did very well. I think this is something he can do by himself.
This morning 'we' assembled an oscillating fan. He thought he could do it but saw that he couldn't. Sat down on the bed by me last night and told me he wanted to but he couldn't. I told him perhaps we could do it together. Two brains are usually better than one. Got that done and he's pleased.
Life has been good today.