Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flowers For Algernon

I've hit a new low. Let me explain.

Tonight, Gina and I were talking about how our minds, mostly our memories, just don't work like they used to prior to having children. I frequently compare myself to Charlie, who through experimental surgery is able to increase his IQ only to have it sadly and quickly regress back to its original state. And once you know what your mind was capable of, it is easy to get frustrated when your thoughts always seem cloudy.

So my new low. Two of them today. This afternoon I realized my wedding ring was gone. I knew I had it on this morning and couldn't think where I'd left it. J said he saw me take it off in the kitchen when I was bathing Hayden this afternoon. I didn't believe him. I didn't even remember taking it off. And it was nowhere to be found. So after I sternly told Justin I would be pretty annoyed if I went through the garbage and he had it the whole time (sometimes he does that), we found it at the bottom of the trash bag. I don't know how in the world it got there. So it is now cleaned and in my ring box until I find my mind.

As I was starting this post I was thinking about how I have to make lists for simple things now. Simple things like 'Remember to e-mail Allison'. So I go look at my list. Indeed, it says 'Email Rebecca.' Rebecca. Rebecca who? Why? I don't know! Rebecca, if you look at this blog and are expecting an e-mail from me, please remind me why!!!

11 comments:

kelly said...

I get dumber and dumber and more and more spacey with every child I give birth to.
People called it pregnancy brain, but I'm telling you...it hasn't gone away yet and that last kid is 2 and a half.

It's all downhill from here.

(wah-wah...debbie downer.) please tell me you know who this is.

Lincoln said...

Oh, it was me. I was wondering WHEN you're going to send me that email. It's about the $1000 you owe me.
Please don't say you forgot! :)
I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I loose my mind all the time and I was so sure I'm not going to become my mom....

Lincoln said...
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Rebecca said...

Ooops, logged in wrong....

Allison & Noah Riley said...

I don't know this Rebecca you speak of, but I believe I might be that Allison... Do you remember why you wanted to email me? My interest is piqued.

And I LOVE that Kelly made the Debbie Downer reference. I lie not when I tell you I sent an email to my department yesterday with the exact same reference. I was a little worried that my spelling of (wah, wah) was perhaps incorrect. But I'm glad to see someone else interpreted the sounds the same way I did.

Sullivan Family said...

You are so funny! I can totally relate. Except I don't have the excuse of being pregnant anymore!! I am so glad you found your ring. Last night was so fun!! Can't wait till we all do it again. Sat morning?? I wish you weren't leaving for so long! GINA

jayne said...

Whose blog was it I was commenting on again?? Wait til you are pregnant with #5. It only gets worse from here....

Tristie or Dax said...

ash, it STINKS to loose your mind and i can sadly relate. having a baby is the most stressful and taxing thing on a lady. a mom's mind goes in a hundred directions at once and so a lot of the time we are on autopilot. sleep deprivation only worsens the condition! So hang in there, and keep making those lists. It totally helps!

The B Hunters said...

the great thing is, when you totally lose your mind, you won't remember anything and think that life is perfect. That's the joy of alzheimers. The only joy, but at least you don't know. Meanwhile, I'm here to help you get into your house when you lose your keys for the 100th time. Or to help you look for the phoen that went over the balcony. That's what friends are for. Enjoy the journey to neverland. HEather

Erin said...

Oh my word - you are just hilarious! I love reading your blog. :) I can't believe your ring was in the garbage?!! I don't think I would even look in the trash if I lost mine. I would just think - 'Why would it be there? That's ridiculous.'
Good thing you checked anyway!

Mandi said...

HYSTERICAL!