Thursday, July 5, 2007

What is Mommy Brain

My dear friend Jennifer gave me the idea for this blog topic. Things like not being able to find my keys when I need them most. They are never where I think they are and most probably are in the least likely place. Not that it has anything to do with small children putting them places because they are playing house. Oh and how about the phone, it rings and you can't quite locate where the sound is coming from over the din in the house, then your 3 year old is chanting "go mommy, go mommy, go mommy go" as you run around looking. Thanks my darling for the cheers. But at least you can laugh. Then you take all 3 kids out by yourself and you get
the "don't you have your hands full" comment.....LIKE duh what was your first clue, the frazzled look, the baby's lunch on my shirt, or the fact that I have forgotten HOW to carry on a conversation that does not include "are you sure you don't need to go potty"? Mommy brain does not make us dumb or less intelligent, it just means that we are multitasking beyond reason. After all, who else but a mom can change a diaper on a wriggline one year old, talk on the phone, help a 3 year old dress, and supervise a 6 year old who is reading out loud. ONLY a mom, so you see while it appears something has stolen mommy's brain it really is just running at full capacity and the computer is saying "you dont have enough available memory to do that". We just need an upgrade in random access memory. Gaining this upgrade is not probable because it would take 1 whole day of pampering, lots of chocolate, restful uninterrupted sleep and the piece de resistance, the ability to go to the potty alone without having someone ask what ya doing in there or sticking their fingers in the door or coming in on you. Yep, mommy brain is just a sign of higher intelligence on overload. So relax my dear mommy friends, your brain is not gone it is just on overload.


Mommy Reg said...

You nailed it! I could never explain it any better! A beautiful definition of Mommy Brain. Too bad half the time we are feeling like our IQ has dropped when we say something that only the 4 year old would understand while to the adult on the phone who has no idea what your day is like.

Erica said...

hahahaha - oh boy I can't wait. I'm going to have to bookmark this post. :)

Thelma said...

LOL......thanks Erica.....LOL