-Get some paperwork signed for my son's school
-Buy my son safety glasses (he attends a technical high school and he needs them for shop)
-iron his shop shirts
-wash and vacuum the car
-make tacos for dinner since I promised them to my daughter
I didn't do any of it. Now, before you picture me sitting on the couch happily enjoying a lazy Sunday, let's make one thing clear. I didn't choose not to do any of it. I forgot to do it all. As in, literally did not remember one thing. Well, I did feed my family dinner, but they did not get tacos because I had forgotten to buy the taco shells. Of course. Which brings me to my question. Where has my brain gone and can I please have it back?
I used to be the person who never forgot anything. I was the organized one, the on time one, the one who had my act together. Lately I am the one who barely remembers what that was like. I know after I had my kids there was the expression "baby brain" for the new moms who couldn't think straight. Maybe there is a similar expression for people my age. How about "middle-aged-mom brain"? Or maybe "over-stressed -mom brain" Or maybe we should just go with "slightly-insane-mom brain" None of them quite have that catchy ring to them that I want. My son just says I am old and that is why I forget. Of course, there speaks the teenager who routinely forgets to hang up his towel after his shower.
I think I need to go back to using a paper planner. I was much more organized when I used to do that. Am I the only one who has trouble with calendars and lists on my phone?
So today I have another list of things to do. Of course, it is much longer since it is Monday, but I am writing it down so maybe I will get some of it done.
Oh, and one more confession, I took a shower yesterday and forgot to wash my hair. How does one do that? I didn't realize until I was completely dressed and combing my hair out and it wasn't tangled.
So if there are reports of a dazed woman with greasy hair wandering through town while clutching a list in her hand, that would be me. I apologize in advance.