Friday, November 13, 2009


Well....yesterday was a much better day. My youngest son got his drivers license and I don't have to drive around anymore kids! Yaaaaaaay!!! I let him take my car into town last night and it was the first night that I can remember I got to just take a warm bath, get snuggled in my sweats and plop on the couch and watch an entire movie. lol  No phone call saying he's ready, no tramping out in the dark with Ayla to the car and driving into town hoping I don't hit a deer.  It was wonderful!!! Of course I still worried that he was alright, he was watching the road, not texting, the music wasn't too loud and he was driving te speed limit.....but he came home safe and sound and on time. :)

And yes, it's 4:30 a.m. and your probably wondering why I'm blogging at this time of the night.  The puppies were crying most of the night and Ayla insisted on sleeping in the bed with me instead of taking care of them.  I'm not sure what that is all about, but it can't possibly be a good thing.  My little sister is coming over today and now I'm going to be looking like a tired old hag with no energy. LOL


If you've left the crayons to melt in the car,
And forgotten just where the car keys are,
There's a perfectly good way to explain:
You see, you've come down with "Mommy Brain."

When you're not sure where the past 8 hours went,
Or whether the phone bill check's been sent,
If you've left the laundry drying in the rain,
It's just---you guessed it---Mommy Brain.

If you find yourself chatting for hours on end
About diaper prices with your cyberfriends,
You've just caught a particularly virulent strain
Of that affliction known as Mommy Brain.

If you left your bags at the grocery store
Or completely forgot what you went there for,
If you called the cat by your baby's name,
You can bet that Mommy Brain's to blame.

And if you know the words to "Goodnight Moon" by heart, Or you study your sleeping babe like a work of art, If you're always surprised by how time is flying,
And the thought of that first birthday starts you crying...

It's unavoidable girls, and I feel your pain
For I, too, suffer from Mommy Brain.
But I'll admit one thing---of this I'm sure
I hope they never find a cure.

- Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

I should be catching a few more hours of sleep but I'm caught up in the episode of Nip/Tuck that I missed on Tuesday. LOL


Amy said...

yeah for you son. No worries about the Round Robin. I can't wait to see what you have for next month. Thanks for stopping by...

Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh that mommy brain. You should try mixing a mommy brain with a menopausal brain! Not pretty!

Glad your son had a successful trip in the car, I'd be a train wreck following closely behind him in another vehicle!!

Good for you for being so calm. That will help build his confidence behind the wheel!

MaeRae said...

How exciting! I look forward to but dread at the same time the scary license. Hope you get some rest to enjoy your sister-visit!

Anonymous said...

My eldest took his test recently but when he went to take it the examiner collapsed in front of about bad/good timing...he could have passed out in the middle of the test!
Luckily though he was rushed to hospital and was okay and my son took the test the next day with a lady and passed.
So I know how you feel...happy, free and worried sick, all at the same time!

Tamara...I just noticed that, although I took your button ages ago...I forgot to follow you...maybe I still have Mommy Brain...he he!

And I also wanted to thank you for your kind words on my post...they really meant a lot to me.

CountessLaurie said...

Wow... you are calm! My wee ones are still very wee so I don't have to worry about that yet!

Mommy brain...absolutely!!

Amo said...

I love that poem. Every word is so true! I've heard that mommy brain never goes away after having kids, which is unfortunate. I went into the grocery store the other day and left the trunk of my car open the entire time I was in there!

Congrats on getting some much needed time to yourself! That's awesome!

Tracy DeLuca said...

Love that poem! My oldest is in the process of learning to drive to get her license and I am a nervous wreck! I hope I can be as calm as you when she is finally on the road.

Chrissy MacCEO said...

We've all had that Mommy Brain!!!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

I definatley have mommy brain!

icellu said...

Yes i am a mom with 3 teenager and i worry about them 2. Moms are built to carry and worry about their family.

Foursons said...

Ugh...did you ever figure out why the dog is not taking care of her babies?