Monday, January 23, 2012

Confessions of a Sleep Deprived Mommy

Confessions of a Sleep-Deprived Mommy
When I was growing up my Mom used to do stupid absent-minded things all the time and my brothers and I picked on her mercilessly.  She was forever losing her keys, forgetting to set the timer when english muffins were broiling and one time she even left my little brother (three years old at the time) at a basketball game.  Luckily a neighbor found him and brought him home.  I always thought I would be better, but I think it's finally time to face the facts that I have become a sleep deprived Mommy:


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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29 comments:

  1. Your grocery store sounds AMAZEBALLS! I can't even tell you how jealous of you I am (mommy brain and all!!).

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  3. I supposedly told my husband to the put the fridge in the water. We started calling it the underwater fridge. The milk in the cupboard is great...well not so much but I mean it was funny. So with ya.

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  4. I'm just really impressed that you make eggs on Monday morning. Is that before school? Who needs a Mom with a memory when they've got a Mom that makes real breakfast.

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  5. giggle, I blame these kind of things on menopause. I just say o darn it must be my menopause memory. xo

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  6. Thats great! I've had a few sleep deprived moments..like the time I went grocery shopping after I had my twins and then couldnt find my keys when it was time to leave. Had the store all hunting for those keys which turned out to be in the ignition of my still running car in the lot!!

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  7. I have so been there! I have put the cereal in the dishwasher, milk in the cupboard and dirty dishes in the bathroom. Couldn't explain why!

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  8. #2 is my favorite. So funny! (Well, probably not so funny for you :-)

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  9. Awww...well at least it makes for an interesting blog post. ;)

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  13. ha ha ha....you are the awesome-est EVER! I totally understand....TOTALLY!

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  14. OH man can I relate it drives me crazy that I cannot remember I used to have an amazing memory after my little one was born poof it disappeared. Girl I bought some ice cream bars the other day at the store and I still have not been able to locate them. It sucks

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  15. We sent our wedding invitations out with the wrong date on:) Blame the daddy as well:)

    http://oddparent.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding-invitation-oops-date-is-wrong.html

    Brilliant blog you have:)

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  16. I guess one of the trademark traits of a mom is being absent-minded :). That's ok, as long as it doesn't put our kids' lives in danger. We do know how to laugh these things off, don't we?

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  17. So, so funny! I left my keys in my ignition and drained my battery while in the store panicking that I'd lost my keys and then left my car in drive (while thinking it was in park) and my car drove into my friend's garage door. All in the same day- 8 hours of sleep and all. I'm sticking with your lost brain cells for the greater good reasoning. Thanks!

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  18. Thanks for the laugh!!!! I can't tell you how many times I have stood at my front door with my hands full frantically pushing the button that unlocks my CAR and wondering why it's not opening my FRONT DOOR for me!

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  19. Haha thanks everyone for posting your funny moments too...I feel much better! I feel like we should start a blog about this specifcally...clearly there would be plenty of material!!! :-)

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  20. Hi...Found you from MommyPage. Love this post...it's so true! My worst is not only recently NEVER checking the email that I have posted on my blog as how to contact me, but also being at the grocery check out...getting lots of groceries...with 10 minutes 'til the store closes...having everything rung through and then realizing I don't have my wallet and there's no time to go home and get it! I've done it twice! Looking forward to following!

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  21. Thanks for linking up! This makes me laugh. Especially since I do so many things everyday because of sleep deprivation. When my youngest was a newborn I left the bottle in the pantry. Thanks for the laugh :)

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  22. This is hysterical! Switching the stamp and address label-I did that too! Your mail carrier was nice. Mine got bounced to me. My funny sleep deprived moment is when I washed clothes with no detergent. That is one of many. Thanks for making me laugh:)

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  23. Omg!! I could relate to this, worst part for me, I can't say it's passed down or anything, my mom was perfect *lol*
    I've had too many random things I just forget, I think it's because we have soo much on our minds and even with a list it gets insane, and doesn't help that we lose that list somewhere either.
    Thanks for sharing! Found you over Sat Laughs blog hop, http://daytodaymoments.blogspot.com

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  24. This is why I follow you :) This made me laugh so much. I don't have children but I work with them, so I try to blame that on my horrible memory...which used to be amazing.

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  25. I love this post! Thanks for the laugh - I definitely identify!!!

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  26. Oh, this is me- totally- I've paid for my starbucks at the drive-through and then drove off. I see them holding my drink in the rear-view... completely astounded at my idiocy. haha! Great post!

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  27. So many sleep deprived moment. One week, I went through an entire bottle of body wash as I would get in the shower, space out, couldn't remember if I washed myself. Rewash. Space out. Rewash. Repeat until I would "talk" myself through it. "I am now washing my body. I am now conditioning my hair. I have washed my body and my hair. I can now turn off the water and get out". Funny to look back on, but super frustrating at the time. My eldest was bottle fed and I frequently forgot how many scoops of formula I put in the bottle. But the worst thing I did... My youngest was breastfed... I had got all organised to have my groceries delivered and I was feeding my daughter. The doorbell rang and I answered the door completely topless. Oh yes. Luckily, it was a female delivery driver and she was nice enough to be discrete about it. Embarrassing!!!

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