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.