Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Baby Stole My Brain

A child takes a lot from you - your time, your patience, or your right to meditate in the bathroom. But one thing you may not expect your baby to take is your brain. Sometimes I feel like Melissa stole my intelligence; like she needed my ability to finish a sentence so she could learn how to speak. Don't despair though, oh you future parents - the main reason for this is that you're too in love with your child to function. Or, you're too tired to remember how the outside world functions.

Like this past Friday, when I went to see a movie with my super fun mommy friend Nancy. We both felt like fugitives, and were so stoked to have a break from our babies and diaper bags that we got into the wrong movie. It was my fault: I read the 13 on "PG13" and thought it was the number where we were supposed to go. So we watched a few minutes of an Indian movie with subtitles, wondering when Angelina Jolie (as "Salt") was going to come and kill everybody.

I'm sure I could mention many other mommy-brain moments, if my mommy brain functioned enough to remember. I only have flashes of memory of nodding to what someone said that I wasn't supposed to nod to, or stopping mid-sentence without any idea of how I started it (this is a recurring one). Thankfully, being socially witty is not on the top of my priorities right now. I know that as soon as the world sees Melissa's cuteness, all will be forgotten.


Naomi said...

I have those moments all the time - I so agree with the picture...I have very few brain cells left it feels like some days :) hoping they return when the kids gets older!

cornflakegirl74 said...

I have to wonder what my excuse is then. I find that I suffer from baby brain and I don't even have a child!

Your family is beautiful--you look sooo happy :) Enjoy every moment.

Stopping in from the Lady Bloggers tea party!

Stylestance said...

No worries; it all comes back to you as your child grows :)

sicie said...

Here I thought I would get rid of "pregnancy brain" when I have the baby... sounds like new mommy brain is not that different! Here's to hoping we'll get smart again!!

Anne Prado said...

@ sicie - I plan on having 2 more kids 2 years apart each, so I'm afraid I'll be dumb for the next decade :).

@ everyone else - thanks for stopping by!! I've enjoyed your blogs!

Stephanie said...

Being pregnant, I can't remember names, dates, or what day of the week it is most of the time. I feel dumb.

I hope you eventually saw Salt. My hubby and I loved it. It was a short movie and it covered a lot of plot.

Anne Prado said...

Haha motherhood has caught you already! I think it's because now we just have bigger fish to fry (or, in your case, cook in your belly :).

Yup we did see Salt! AWESOME!! Just very sad for my motherly mushiness though - I just kept thinking of how everybody's mother would be sad seeing them die haha.

Tiffany said...

yes, yes. my mantra is 'chidren rot your brain'. i know it all too well. i can never remember what i walked into a room to do anymore, or where i put anything, or how to form a simple declarative sentence. it's wonderful for everyone involved.

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