Then once the child is born, all hell breaks loose in our minds. We belong to our own sect of braininess. Because even though we most likely wouldn't be able to do a math problem to save our lives anymore, we now can manage to keep a baby happy, cook dinner, snack on dinner, talk on the phone, have laundry in the washer, and doing who knows what else on the computer....it's no wonder that by now, with three kids, I feel like my brain is scattered all over the place. It reminds me of how in "The Wizard of Oz" the evil monkeys attack the 4 characters in the forest and throw the Scarecrow's body pieces all over the place. My brain is like that. I can't remember things that matter and I manage to remember and obsess over relatively meaningless things. At my job there are so many details and rules to remember that i can't keep track of them so easily and find that when I'm at work I think about being at home and when I'm home, I think about what else I could be doing....so crazy!
I know part of these idiosyncrasies are also unique to my personality but there's got to be something connected with being a mom too.
I thought about this recently and I think that I need to take advantage of a "mom" group or some way of learning from other moms. I mean, I'm not the first or the last mom to feel overwhelmed and on overload, so I should at least be a smart mom and see what I can learn from other moms.
It's not the same to read articles online, I feel like there needs to be a system like in the old days (or like there is in some countries still) where you live with other families or spend a lot of time with other moms to learn from them and "see how its done"...
Just food for thought...off to making my smoothie and running off to work!