Ever got up from the sofa, moved to another room and then completely forgot what on earth you need to do or get from the other room? Yes, I think this is quite common. But ever gone to post a letter, returned from the said trip without the letter and a horrible feeling you hadn’t actually dropped it in the box? No? No, I didn’t think so, just me then! Honestly, that very thing happened just the other day – I had to, rather embarrassingly, ring a member of my family to see if I’d sent them a birthday card…I had, heaven knows how it got there because I’m certain I didn’t post it…clearly there are some good strangers out there willing to do the decent thing for a near-crazy mum to be! Rather worryingly though it doesn’t stop there, just recently I have done loads to things that confirms one thing, I have serious baby brain!
The other day I drove into a car park and pressed for my ticket, from the time it took me to park the car, visit just one solitary shop and return to the car park to pay and leave I’d lost the car park ticket and had to shell out the maximum daily charge of £10 to exit the place – I’ll tell you this problem is getting expensive!! I’ve heard this is pretty common but it doesn’t help with the embarrassment! Plus the fact that I’m blonde doesn’t help! I mean how many times can you walk away for a supermarket check-out with your debit card still in the chip and pin machine and have to be shouted out to retrieve it?! At the same time Fin is normally shouting at the top at his voice ‘BYE BYE’ to anyone that will listen whilst waving frantically…he is very proud of his new trick so I don’t want to curb his enthusiasm!! I could go on, like putting orange juice on my cornflakes…but maybe you’ll think I’m completely losing it…?
And then there are the lists, I have to write everything down otherwise I simply forget what I’m meant to be doing or getting! I never thought I’d be a list-maker, certainly not for everyday things like putting the rubbish out but it’s getting to that point! Don’t get me wrong, lists are great, in fact I have a friend who is THE list queen – she literally makes a list for everything – but I’ll give her her due, she is super organised and rarely forgets anything so it clearly works! One thing I know for sure though, is that I certainly hope that by the time I give birth my baby brain has reverted to its normal self otherwise I’m worried I will simply forget I have 2 children to look after! Being totally honest, when people say ‘are you ready for the new one’ I smile and say ‘yeah, kind of’ – this actually means ‘absolutely not, I’ve forgotten everything from the first time round…I mean, I haven’t even packed my hospital bag yet’. I’ll do that this week, or I’ll at least write a list of what I need to put it in! Fast forward a month or so and it could be a dire situation, imagine this…I’ll not only be leaving my debit card at the supermarket check-out I’ll be leaving the new arrival as well!