When it comes to motherhood, women experience all kinds of changes in our bodies, our emotions, and our minds. Some changes are wondrous, inspiring, beautiful, fulfilling and extraordinary while other changes are…
Well, not so great.
I could list them all, but let’s not go there. I only have so much time and this post doesn’t need to be a 4,870 word count essay. I’m going guess there’s about that many I could list along with an equal amount of good things too- just to be clear. But today, I’m going to focus on one particular trait that introduces itself early on in the life of a mom, and seems to only increase exponentially with age and the number of kids you have.
It starts before we are holding our baby in our arms, and seems to be heightened right after childbirth, but as we quickly learn- this trait grows with us and flippantly attacks our minds with the uncanny knack for impeccable and unpredictable timing.
Have you guessed what it is yet?
I know what you’re thinking…
I’m being too vague, too general- and you don’t have time to guess and get ON with it already!
Ah, impatience. That’s number 3, 987 on the list- but not this trait. No, the infamous trait I’m talking about has to do with motherhood and memory lapses. In other words-
Our minds become a bit messy in motherhood, and even the most organized mom will surely forget things. You could have a planner penned with every detail of your day well thought out and still forget to pack the diapers in the diaper bag, put the milk in your kid’s lunchbox, sign some school form, or God forbid, forget your kid at a school event (ahem).
We have the best of intentions in raising our kids to become responsible grown people, but let’s face it-
Motherhood brings continual demands and never ending things to do and our minds can only take so much.
Every season of motherhood brings its own challenges to our psyche, causing damaging effects on our memory. Whether you’re in the throes of sleepless nights with a baby, carting your kid off to grade school, or preparing your teen for college- The mayhem and madness of motherhood always gives way to forgetfulness.
Today I’m over at Parent Co. talking about my own experience with forgetfulness, while confessing some pretty awful stories of my own inability to remember significant things. Shame. But I know I’m not alone, right?
Go read my new piece on Parent Co. and tell me I’m not alone, okay? And if you really want to support a forgetful mother, share my post and add your own stories of when you forgot something pretty important too. We may be forever forgetful, but we can at least come together and laugh a little along the way.
And before I forget- here’s the link to my piece RIGHT HERE.