Thursday, October 14, 2010

existing mom-brain + pregnant-brain = no brain


Pregnancy has made me so stupid. I forget to call people back; I don't give dinner a thought till 5:30 p.m.; I can't remember my own children's birthdays without really having to think about it. Here are only two examples of my recent absentmindedness (there are many more, but I've forgotten them all).
1. Sunglasses. I had a great pair ($10 from H&M) that I had for about a month. Then they somehow got lost. I have NO IDEA where, seriously, NO IDEA. I bought another pair for $12 at the pharmacy and had them about 5 days when we went to Disneyland. I took them off at the Buzz Lightyear ride and laid them next to me on the seat. And, you guessed it, I got off the ride and left them there. Luckily, when I went back half an hour later, they'd been found and I got them back. Whew.
2. Gift cards. This one is so embarrassing. This is the pinnacle of my stupidity. Last Saturday was Verano's Welcome Day, and I had to go out with other h.a.'s beforehand to solicit donations from local businesses to give away as prizes at Welcome Day. On the day, I entered all of our names into the drawing for prizes. Ethan won a prize to a gelatto place: two T-shirts and two $5 gift cards for gelatto. I was so excited! The T-shirts were rolled up with a piece of paper wrapped around them and the gift cards attached to the paper. At home, I took the papers off the shirts to show Ethan what the shirts looked like. Later, I walked by the table and saw the upside down papers on there. I thought Why did I leave that trash there on the table? I'm throwing it away. And I did. And Chad took out the recycling. Later that evening, I said, "Where are those gift cards anyway? ... OH MY GOSH! What have I done?"
I felt so upset that my amazing husband actually climbed into the recycle dumpster with a flashlight for nearly half an hour to look for them. No luck. I still can't believe I did something so stupid. There's nothing worse than throwing away money. I almost feel sick to my stomach thinking I did that.

So, now here's YOUR job. Please share with me the most absent-minded thing you did during pregnancy, or since being a mom, so that I will feel better about myself. I really need it. Thanks.


Jackie said...

I'm so sorry about your Gelatto gift cards! Frustrating! If it makes you feel any better, we had $100 worth of Dyson attachments in a bag. I thought they were attachments to our old vacuum and threw them away. Agggghhhhhh!

Sarah said...

I am positive that every mom has gone through this as well.
I mean there are too many to list for me!! But ill try...
When i was pregnant i couldn't immediately remember any of my kids names, ages, or birthdays (people would ask and id be like, "i dont know" or "let me try to remember...")
if i moved something, it was just gone.
I couldn't remember what i had done that day, the day before or the day before that, etc. I had to write everything down or i would forget!! i swear it got worse with each pregnancy!! One time, I washed and dried three loads of laundry before I realized I didn't put in the detergent! I was so tired I didn't even re-wash them. Ive thrown out receipts that I intended to keep to return things.
I forgot my wedding anniversary! luckily Shane mentioned it the day before... i was pregnant for half the time ive been living in verano, so everyone I met when i was preggo who i dont see that often I still dont know their names!
sorry its so long!

Kirsten said...

I'm just incredibly forgetful of my pregnancies. Seriously, David could tell you the things I did... I don't even remember!
BUT, were the first pair of sunglasses a teal color? We have this pair of sunglasses that have been sitting on our shelf for a while... I thought they were David's cousin's who lives in Diamond Bar. When we finally saw them again just last week, turns out they weren't! So maybe yours are found? If not - want them?!