One evening this week Neal suggested a game of Candy Land for the whole family. With aphasia, there's twice the fun. For some of the players.
On my turn, I pick a card.
"Red," I announce. I start to move my piece to the next yellow square. My boy starts to laugh.
"Mama, it's yellow!" I know. I start to blush.
We go around the board. It's my turn. It's just a game.
"Purple red!" I say. Shrieks of laughter.
"You said 'purple red.' It's 'double red'!"
It's my turn again. Who wants to play checkers?
"Green," as I put my piece on the next yellow square. Howls of mirth.
I've always hated Candy Land.
5 hours ago