10 Classic Symptoms of Mommy Brain

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Last week, I spent 10 minutes looking for the phone while actually on the phone. Sadly, this type of thing is far from unique. I swear, I had a brain ... once. Now? I have Mommy Brain. Here are some symptoms my friends suffer, as well. Sound familiar?

1. My mental checklist when leaving the house actually has 'pants' on it. Pants? Check.

2. I didn't notice I had two different shoes on until the end of the day when one of my kids pointed it out to me.

3. I walk into the kitchen, open all the cabinets, and have no idea why I'm there.

4. I write myself a note so when I get to the car, I remember where I am heading.

5. Today, I was sitting at my desk and thought, oh, I need to take my medicine. Turned, opened the desk drawer, stared at my purse, and went, "What did I open this for?"

6. After a long hard day and getting some me time finally, I sat down to watch TV ... tried to use my phone as the remote ... thought the battery was dead and kept hitting it.

7. Lately I'd send a TEXT MESSAGE and then hold the phone up to my ear to hear the response.

8. Spent 10 minutes trying to figure out why my Crock-Pot wouldn't turn on only to realize I never plugged it in.

9. I lose my car pretty regularly ... no, not the keys ... the actual whole big SUV. I can never remember where we parked because I was chasing a toddler or something. Once I spent close to an hour wandering the wrong parking garage.

10. Panicked in a parking lot as I stared at the empty back seat of my car. Somebody stole my son's carseat!! Who does that!??? Oh wait ... that wasn't my car.

Do YOU suffer from Mommy Brain too?

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libby261 libby261

Ever since my daughter was little, there is a game we play before walking out the door:  "Where are mommy's keys?"  We played a lot when she was little, until I put a hook by the front door to hang my keys.  But sometimes, I get distracted when I come into the house and just lay the keys down.  I lost my keys for almost a year once.  I had to get copies made from my husband's keys.  

jso12 jso12

i can't even remember the things i don't remember..

boseph boseph

Im so glad im not the only one! Haha. Im always forgetting things and dates and times. Im also a lot more of a clutz since ive had my daughter as well. Im always running into things. Or dropping things. Thats the worst. Haha.

jalaz77 jalaz77

I write notes all the time! I can't tell you how many times I have looked for my cell phone aaaand I was talking on it?! Not a problem since we got rid of our landline. I like when I try to put a cupboard item in the fridge or milk in the cupboard. Uuugh. Minor things thank god.

Debbie Taylor

LOL.  Yes, I have been through every one of those situations!  It gets better as the kids get older (my "baby" is now 8)  But, I still have so much going on that my mind sometimes refuses to cooperate with me. 

Momto... MomtoDavid

i was putting leftovers from dinner in a storage container just last night and then almost set them back in the cuboard that i keep the containers. I was like, what the heck am I doing? I have poured milk in the sugar bowl, coffee in my sons bottle when he was little, I almost made my son head to school with no shoes on the other day before he yelled at me that he can't go with no shoes.


ashjo85 ashjo85

I have pregnancy brain! The height of this involved slathering copious amounts of lotion on my skin, noting that it didn't soak in as much as normal, but ignored that and moved on. Until the day I looked more closely at the bottle and realized I'd been slathering BODY WASH, and not lotion, all over my hands for a week. :facepalm:

kebates kebates

I make a shopping list, go shopping, and still forget something that was on the list!  Lost focus while talking to someone, and then forget what we were talking about. 

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Hahah this list is funny! Now that my kids are almost 4 and almost 7 i cant keep there names straight. I also add thr dogs name for good measure. And i forget stuff all the time.

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