I’m going insane.
I’ve heard of mommy brain or whatever you want to call it and I experienced it slightly with Bean. I’d forget where I put my keys periodically. One time I seriously forgot where I parked my car and had to call Chris to come get me. (Low point.) But mommy brain or whatever you want to call it with two kids? It’s pretty brutal. As proof, I submit the following true stories into evidence:
Two weeks ago, I stopped by Chick-fil-a to bring lunch to our family and friends who were helping us move. I placed a huge order in the drive thru, pulled around to pay, and realized I didn’t have my debit card with me. That has never happened to me before! I was mortified. They held my order while I ran to get my money.
On Monday of last week, I ran up to the grocery store for a few essentials – formula, milk, and Swiss Cake Rolls. Got to the check out, they rang me up, and – guess what! – no debit card! Again! This time I was too embarrassed to come back after I left.
Last night I went grocery shopping for the week. I checked items off my list and calculated my coupons, then I got to the check out and watched them ring up about $100 in groceries. I opened my wallet to pay and you guessed it. No freaking debit card.
Today I packed my lunch, Gracie’s diaper bag, and Bean’s breakfast all while changing dresses on the first day of school because Chris said I looked, “BOOBIEful.”
(Side note: I asked him if I really needed to change and he said that I taught middle school boys all day and that I should definitely change. So I said, “Really? Middle school boys are looking at boobs?” and Chris said, “Are they looking at anything else?” I cracked up, was slightly weirded out about my job, and put on a turtleneck.)
So, I throw all these bags into my car and drop the kids at daycare. Where I forget to leave Gracie any bottles. That’s right. I dropped my infant child off at daycare without any food. I went straight to work and put the bag of her bottles into the fridge in the teachers lounge, thinking it was my lunch. Wrong. Daycare called, I had to take the bottles back up to her, which made me realize that I had forgotten my lunch at home.
I am missing two bags of lesson planning materials from school and I cannot find them ANYWHERE. I thought they were in my classroom, but they aren’t. I thought they were in my closet here at home, but they aren’t. I thought they were in my car, Chris’s car, or the playroom (where all kinds of random stuff is accumulating…), but they aren’t. I have no idea where they have gone.
I called Chris “Peter” today. I don’t even think I know someone named Peter. ???
See? LOSING MY MIND!