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Did Someone Borrow My Mind And Forget To Return It?

Today my mom and I decided to go pick Luca up at school and go for a little ride. We may have also been planning on picking up diet cokes at Frugals, but ONLY because it was on the way to…uh…our ride.

I got all the kids loaded up and mom and I got belted in when mom asked, “Is Elka in the house?” (Elka is our dog)

“I think so, but I better run in and check.”

So I go back in the house and call Elka’s name and pat her head as she runs down the stairs.

Then I sit down at my computer.

Check my mail.

Read a couple of blogs from my reader.

I was in no hurry.

Then I had a picture flash into my head of three little kids and my mother sitting in the car. What was I doing sitting at my computer while they were sitting at the car? I felt confused, disoriented, and lost.

I stumbled to the car in my fog and opened the door and asked mom, “Why did I go in the house?”

“To see if Elka was inside. Was she?”

“Uhhhhh…….” (more confusion)

I won’t mention how I forgot to pick Luca up from piano lessons yesterday. The phone rang and I answered and a little voice said, “Moooooom”.

“I will be there in two minutes!!”

For both incidents I had the same feeling that I get when for a minute I lose all sense of time. Like, I can’t remember if it is winter or summer or what year it is.

Please tell me you do that too.

  • Yes! I’m not the only one! Sorry to be so effusive but it’s really good therapy to find somebody else to slip into a fog like me. I will walk into a room looking for my glasses, pause, stare for a full minute. Then I realize they’ve been in my pocket the whole time.

    I can’t tell you where I’ve forgotten my kids until the statute of limitations is up :0)

  • Grayson’s bus driver last year must have thought I didn’t care a thing for my own child because I would forget about his bus time weekly.
    I tell Hayden all the time he comes by his scattered brain honestly.

  • Maryanne

    Welcome to my world Kim….it’s called “momnesia”.

  • shae

    kim, i only do that when i am PREGS… 🙂

  • Um, yes.
    Let’s not go into that event last year when I “lost” Joseph… AT your house… where I had dropped him off…


  • whim

    Linda, that was classic! I felt so sorry for you when I realized how you had been panicking for so long while we were just playing and having a great time.

    Shae…not a chance here! Well, I suppose there is always a chance, but I can’t blame pregnancy this time!

  • You know I didn’t need pregnancy to do that to me. I was already that way. I get that when I am cleaning too, like a previous of your posts, and don’t get much done…. I write notes and give alarms for things I know I can’t forget….

  • I think as a parent this is the thing that scares me the most often. I hate that sinking feeling in your stomach.