I have become very much a discombobulated mess this past week. Probably longer if you ask B. I still blame baby brain for my ludicrous stupidity and mindlessness. Baby brain was exhausting when A was a baby. I almost felt like I should tattoo my daily routine on my arm and thighs like that guy from Memento and carry a Polaroid camera with me!
I thought Baby Brain disappeared after a while, that you regain your intelligence mojo when you get into a parenting groove. Ehhhhh nope!
This week alone I have –
Taken bacon out of the freezer to defrost overnight and threw it back in the freezer rather than the fridge the next morning before going to work – trying to locate the missing bacon when we got home, which of course was frozen solid again, was fairly hilarious though!
I mishear or simply can’t follow any, and I mean ANY, conversation – my attention span has gone to zip zip zero. B’s favourite phrase to me now is “what did I just say?”to which I respond with a blank face, my head desperately trying to search back through the momentary archives thinking “frick, what DID he say??”
Forgot to take the chicken out to defrost leaving us dinnerless … again!
Let a batch of bread go stale and mouldy because I forgot, instead of the normal press, I put it in a high cupboard since the others were full – you know that smell of mouldy bread? Well that was in my nostrils for the whole week.
Left a washed load in the washing machine for four days forgetting I had put the machine on – subsequently wondering where my favourite jeans were for those four days.
Forgot to put petrol in my car and since distance calculations are not my forte I was panicking whether I would make it back from the shop on fumes – clearly I had more petrol than that in the car and the shop was just a five minute drive away in clear traffic.
Set my favourite show to record on the HD channel… we don’t have a subscription to the HD channels. Clicked play and sat for three whole minutes waiting for it to start despite the blank screen and message telling me to subscribe to the HD channels.
I’m now expecting Baby Brain to last forever.
I need help!