When I was pregnant I ran across the term "pregnancy brain" often in the books and websites I was reading. It seems when you are pregnant you not only take on added weight and clumsiness, as well as a whole host of other "treats," but one is also prone to forgetting things. As if anything else needs to be added to the mix. What I didn't realize was that after pregnancy brain there seems to be another ailment that follows, one I can only think to call mommy brain. Maybe I am the only one suffering from it; if not, feel free to share your experiences and make me feel a little better.
Last week I forgot a lunch date, among other miscellaneous scatterbrained activities (including saying, "how cute those frogs are" while looking at a cartoon of monkeys) that were peppered throughout the week. Last night I discovered the latest product of this malady. I was fixing something to eat and noticed this on my refrigerator:
Earlier in the week as I was going through some magazines that had stacked up I ran across a call for an essay contest that I thought might be fun to enter, so I cut out the rules and posted them on the refrigerator so that I wouldn't forget. Apparently, as I was reading a different issue of the same magazine a few days later, the same blurb caught my eye and I cut it out, again, and posted it, again, right next to the first clipping, on the refrigerator. However, the second time I posted it I never noticed I had already done the same thing just a few days earlier.
Sheesh. At least I'm consistent, right?
The essay contest is about the moment you felt like a grown up. I wonder if this incident could be worked in somehow. On the other hand, it might get me signed up for a psychiatric evaluation.
I am thankful for the patience those around me exhibit, because who knows what else I've come up with and haven't had a refrigerator to show me what I've done.