Monday, January 23, 2012
Confessions of a Sleep Deprived Mommy
When I was growing up my Mom used to do
1. This morning I couldn't figure out why my eggs weren't cooking. Then I noticed the burner was off. I estimate that I'd been standing there a good five minutes, spacing off and just stirring and stirring those eggs until I thought to check on the status of the burner. See that pic? No flame at all.
2. One of my friends called me in hysterics after she got my thank-you note for a baby gift, and I had reversed the stamp and the address label. The Post Office must have taken pity on me and delivered it anyway.
3. We have a really neat "drive-up" system at our grocery store where you walk out empty-handed, then drive your car up to the circle and they load the groceries for you. Unfortunately I keep forgetting to drive to get the groceries so I keep getting home without groceries and have to turn around. Then when I get back the store, I have to unload the kids and wander around the store trying to find my groceries because by now they have them squirreled away somewhere since no one claimed them. I wish I could say I learned me lesson the first time, but this has happened twice. Okay, three time in less than one year.
4. One time I left my purse in the shopping cart and drove away. I did have my groceries that time, but it took me several hours to realize my purse was missing and then I couldn't remember for the life of me where it was! I finally pieced together that it was at the grocery store. Luckily some nice citizen had turned it in for me.
5. I couldn't find my driver's license one day and I traced back my steps and realized that I must have left it at the doctor's office. I was leaving on a plane that next day so I was frantic to find it. The doctor's office claimed they didn't have it and I accused them (in a nice way of course) of losing it and I went there and helped them search all around their files in their office. On the way home I remembered that I left it at the bank. Ooops. Time to find a new doctor anyway.
6. I put the milk away in the pantry one time. It didn't smell very good the next day.
7. The biggest confession of all? I'm not actually sleep-deprived anymore so I can't even blame it on that. I guess I must have lost too many brain cells during my years of sleep-deprivation and apparently those brain cells are gone forever.
I'm sure I've done so many more absurd things, but now I can't remember them. Or I lost my list. Who knows? I swear they must give you stupid pills when you're at the hospital having your first baby! The good news is that I remember laughing until tears streamed down my cheeks at my silly things my Mom did. She was never offended. She always laughed with us. In fact, she still does, so I guess it's a good tradition to carry on.
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