Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mommy Brain

I was inspired to draft this blog after seeing one of my ads above here entitled "Mommy Brain" and I thought back to the conversation I had just had with my husband [we'll get to that] and I decided, yup I've still got that. I thought it would go away with pregnancy. Then again I thought those extra pounds would too. I'm 0-2 at the moment. Dang.

Being an attorney I know at one point my head was crammed full of facts, figures, laws on all things legal - ranging from torts to civil procedure to security law! Why? Because I had to take the bar exam and in order to be licensed. I had to REALLY know it, because I had to apply it in essays. I feel confident having passed that - cramming 22 subjects into my brain - that I know at least a few things. So I find it really disturbing when I have conversations like this with my husband.

Loving Husband: Where is Ace's washcloth?
Me: It's by the thing.
LH: ::blank stare::
Me: It's by... the thing over by that other thing.
LH: Oh right ok. ::blank stare::
Me: Uuhh uhh by the tv, it's by the thing over by the tv.

This has happened more than once. Don't worry I am not a litigator so there is no quick verbal retorts that are involve "Your Honor, that guy didn't do that thing that someone uh saw? no said... wait. Arg he didn't do it!" In fact I'm relatively sharp witted still - as long as I don't have to open my mouth! Apparently the verbal skills are the portions of my brain that my son has sucked from my being. I hope they grow back. Otherwise my child is going to sound far superior in intellect by the time he's 3 at mixed gatherings.


AmberW said...

What? He didn't know what you were talking about when you said it was over by the thing?!!? Geez... men these days!
Sad to say, I am 2.8 years past "pregnancy brain" and I am still blaming my issue of brain farts on that!! Use it as long as you possibly can!
{Just popped in from SITS!!}

Ms Cupcake said...

Information overload can leave you tongue tied. LOL!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Ha! I may not have any legal background, but I know what ou are talking about.

That thing is always next to the thing that's by the thing!!

Three years later and I think I STILL have the Mommy Brain, and it may be worse than when I was prego. LOL!

Karen of 3G2S said...

LOL!! That happens to all of us, I think.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty said...

I hate to say this but it's never went away. I think as Mommies we are permanently brain damaged.

JamericanSpice said...

So glad I'm not the only one with brain cells missing. I used to be an information officer. I was very efficient. Now my son learns things faster than I can! Oh dear me