I'm trying to get my mom out of the house since she only leaves the house for doctor visits. She has let her appearance go and I thought taking her to the hair salon for a cut and color every once in awhile would brighten her mood. Unfortunately, 2 times she has had loud, angry outbursts and lashes out at me all the way there or at the salon in front of people. This time it was because she couldn't figure out how to write a check.I offered to finish it for her but every 2 seconds she was fiddling with the checkbook asking where the check was until she got very very agitated about the tip for some reason and started yelling loudly about it in the salon.
Her hairdresser, bless this angel, saw what was happening and showed my mother the money for the tip and said, "thank you for the tip. See, I'm putting in my pocket now." That seemed to settle my mother down a little but she was very wound up over the check and tip issue. Then she wet her pants. Thankfully we had made sure she was wearing Depends.
Is it too much to take her to the salon? I'm sure I could find someone to come to the house but the point was to get her out of the house. She is content to sleep til past noon, stare at the walls, eat and go back to sleep again. big sigh.