You can’t eat yogurt with a knife.
Well you can…but it would be tricky not to mention a little dangerous.
Anyway, yesterday morning after Mabel went down for her nap, I grabbed my yogurt and my utensil, plopped on the couch only to realize I had grabbed a knife.
Yep, I’ve known for a while that my brain isn’t quite what it used to be pre-baby.
Maybe it’s due to all the multitasking? Because I’m telling you both my memory and common sense has flown out the door in a lot of situations.
Then again, it could be due to my lack of sleep. That’s not due to Mabel anymore…I just can’t fall asleep before 1 or 2 in the morning and then I’m guaranteed to be up around 7 with the little gal.
Other things that would have never happened to me before Mabel: fashion missteps. Like when I was at the grocery store the other week only to realize in the middle of the store that my shirt was inside out. Yep…nothing could be done at that point.
And then yesterday: Mabel and I took our afternoon walk around the neighborhood and only after she went to bed around 8pm did I finally have a chance to look in the mirror. Guess what was stuck in my eyelashes? A gnat….a dead gnat. Really?! Gross…I know, but I’m keeping it real.
Some days just go like that and on those days I feel like a completely different person than who I was 2 years ago. And a thought flashes through my head: “Who have you become?”
And the simple answer is Mabel’s mom.
The reason my brain picks a knife instead of a spoon, puts my shirt on inside out, and doesn’t care to check my appearance constantly is because there is something else on my mind 95% of the time….Mabel.
So it’s okay for my brain to malfunction here and there…and it’s okay to have a dead gnat in my eyelashes for several hours (even though I hope it doesn’t happen ever again). I guess I’ll just have to accept my post-baby brain since I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
Who else suffers from ‘mommy brain’? What’s the most random thing you’ve done because of it?