(As Dave and I sat with my mom in her living room, my dad in the next room.)
Dad: I've been telling your mom to stop buying frozen stuff until she knows what's in the freezer.
Dave: I've been telling Emily that for months!
Me (to my mom): He doesn't know that I keep a mental tab of what's in there.
My Mom: I need a new mental tab.
*I think my siblings will especially appreciate that exchange. For me, it brings back the memory of when she went to a health food store to buy some herbs to help her memory, and when she walked through the doors she stopped and said, "What am I here for?"