Where are my keys?
Where is my phone?
Have I brushed my teeth?
Where did I put Isaac’s dummy?
Did I lock the door?
These are only a few questions I ask myself on a daily basis. After having a baby I feel that there are so many more things to remember everyday. It has come to a point that I can honestly say out loud, “I have lost my marbles!”
But it doesn’t stop there. Do you want to know when I really lost my marbles?! A few weeks ago my husband dropped me off at the shops to get some groceries while he waited in the car. When I came out of the store, I could not find the car. Whilst looking around for a couple of minutes I found his car located a distance away from the shops. I walked up to it and tried to open the door but it was locked!!! I soon realised it was not my husband’s car!!! Then out of nowhere I could see my husband driving towards me laughing uncontrollably. Yes, I went to the wrong car and yes, I felt like I had lost my marbles! I think this was the day my husband realised this too!
Most of the time I am a scatterbrain and it seems as though I continuously have to ask myself questions or I do something that is completely random. I don’t feel ashamed to admit this, nor should anyone else feel like this. Mums have a huge responsibility and I believe that it is normal and ok to feel overwhelmed. In hindsight I think about it and laugh.
To help me with my ever so busy and crazy life, I use a diary and stick notes all around my house and car. With so many commitments and daily distractions, I find it impossible to remember everything. Slowly I am getting better but I still forget things, like Isaac’s teething gel or wipes. But, all I need to remember is that it is not the end of the world!