I had a difficult time getting Joe to wake up the other day. He just didn’t want to get out of his warm bed, and who could blame him? I bribed him with breakfast, and the newspaper, and his favorite; a hot cup of coffee, but he just wouldn’t move.
Dot hollered out from her bedroom, “IT’S TIME TO GET UP, JOE!”
Joe laughed, still all snuggled up in his covers: “Mornin’ to you too, Dot.”
Joe finally rolled over to look at me with his adorable grin and said, “Well, I guess it’s about time I got these ol’ creaky bones a’movin’ before Dot gets any madder.”
Once Joe decided to sit up, I helped him to put his bathrobe and slippers on so that we could make our way to the shower. I always walk in front of him so that he can follow me, and when I looked into Dot’s room I noticed that she was changing. It didn’t take long for Joe to notice the same thing.
At the sight of Dot, topless, Joe froze in his tracks. She hadn’t even noticed us standing there yet. I motioned for Joe to keep moving, but he clearly had a one-track mind.
I’m not kidding at all when I tell you that Joe (92 years old) walked over and leaned against Dot’s bedroom door, all seductive-like, and opened the top of his robe a bit more to expose his chest back to her.
Joe offered a small grin, and with a low voice he purred, “Well good morning there, Pretty Lady!”
Dot looked up then, startled momentarily, and then when she realized what Joe was gazing at, her face turned bright red.
Dot smiled: “Follow the girl to the shower, Joe.”
Joe was not deterred, and with his eyes locked on her chest he added: “Nice weather we’re having today, huh…?”
Dot couldn’t help but giggle then, and she reached for her blouse.
Joe was trying to be helpful when he said, “Do you need a little help with the buttons? I’m pretty good with my hands…”
Dot offered a shy grin: “No, I can get ’em. Go on now…”
I tried to lure Joe away by saying, “All right, Joe, time for your shower. Follow me!”
Joe completely ignored me: “Hear that, Dot? Time for OUR shower.”
Dot started laughing at that point because how could she not? Joe was being so charming, and completely adorable.
Dot: “It’s time for YOUR shower, Joe, now GO!”
Joe shrugged his shoulders, looked at me, and finally decided to follow me to the bathroom: “Can’t blame a man for trying, right?”
I laughed and said, “Nope. Not at all.”
Joe: “One of these days she won’t be able to resist me.”
Me: “I’m sure you’re right, Joe.”
Joe shuffled along behind me: “I think I need a new robe. This one sure didn’t help me any.”
Me: “Okay, I’ll be on the lookout for a new robe for you.”
Joe: “Yeah, that’d be good. As you can tell, I need all the help I can get!”