Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pregnancy Brain Strikes Again

I guess I hadn't noticed that my brain had been functioning normally for several weeks.  Must be one of those "absence makes the heart grow fonder" things, because it's clearly gone again.

Yesterday I left for work without shoes.  At least when it was winter and I did this, I was wearing slippers that might pass for really really cheap faux hiking boots.  Not so when it's 63 degrees outside (which, for this pregnant woman is about 15 degrees warmer than perfect).  We didn't get far before I turned around and headed back.

This morning I dropped Corey off at school on my way to work.  Two miles from his school (so maybe three or four from home), I realized I was again unshod.  Doh!  I did spend a minute contemplating the fact that I've gotten away with kicking my shoes off at work; maybe I could get into the office with no shoes, too?  But then I remembered how often I have to use the restroom and decided it was better to be late.  Mad and I turned around ("We go awound!") and headed home.  While there I grabbed a cup of juice for the road.

Two miles away AGAIN I realized that I'd left my purse at home.  The good news is that I was able to bring my juice cup in and rinse it out, thereby having one less thing making my car smell like that (ugh! it's a mom-car smell... like stale Cheerios).

At the same intersection where I recalled my purse, I realized I'd left the new package of hair bands that was supposed to go to Grandma's house.  With any luck those will make it to Grandma's house tomorrow.

I stuck close to the office all day today, so I never lost anything there.  But there's always another chance while picking up Mad, right?  Right.  Apparently my cell phone came out of my pants pocket while I was sitting on the couch.  I use it for an alarm in the mornings so I don't have to crawl out of bed and shuffle over to the alarm clock on the dresser.  Fortunately I remembered to tell my dad to shut the phone off so they didn't have a shrill bell ringing every five minutes starting at 5:15 tomorrow morning.

And when we arrived at home this evening, I left my shoes in the car.  Shoes 2, Me 1.

Please let me remember my bra tomorrow.


Anti-Supermom said...

Ha-ha Shan! So funny that you forgot your shoes! Promise I'm laughing with you and not at you!

As for no bra, I left the gym without one yesterday - that was fun ;) Pregnancy boobs should not be free outside of the home.

Everyday Song said...

I love the part where you potentially wake your parents up at 5:15 in the morning. You know, once you start on that path of destruction it's all down hill. First the shoes, then the purse, then the phone. But, you did retrieve (1) child and (2) manage to laugh about it. Right? Well, see you at the Alzheimer's ward in about 50 years. For me it's inevitable. Counterfeit what???

Rebecca said...

It gets worse. I keep putting my nursing bra on inside out. That's not so good when you have a hungry baby and can't get to the goods.

So, how is it possible to keep forgetting your shoes? Don't you notice you are shoeless when you walk outside?

Bossy Betty said...

Oh yes. I remember these days. I walked out of a store with some stuff without paying for it. I was riddled with guilt and sure I would have my baby in prison.

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