3.25.2008

Why is it so hard?

So! You want to know what shirt you wore on your first day of 4th grade? Chances are I will remember. You want to know every guy you ever kissed? I will remember. Basically anything you want to know I can remember. However. Try and get me to remember to feed my son breakfast, and the lights go out. Sure, I remember to feed myself, and that is because I can feel my tummy growl. But unless Brandon is super famished he won't tell me he is hungry. Thats why there have been numerous days when at 11:00 I suddenly think, fuck I haven't fed my kid. That is also oddly close to the time that I find him in the refrigerator savagely digging cream cheese out of a tub with his fingers.

The same goes with teeth brushing. I can feel the fur in my mouth if I haven't brushed, but remembering his. Yeah I suck at it. Which is why I had to cover my bases and bring a toothbrush to work so if I forget at home, then at some point during the day I will remember at work.

Or how about the fact that I CAN NOT remember to put his cup of milk back in the fridge. Resulting in more grossed out looks from my husband then I care to think about. No shit, do you know how many times Rob has picked up a sippy cup of cottage cheese looking milk and just shook his head at me. Oops.

It also seems I never remember to style Brandons hair until right when I am buckling him in the car seat and we are already 10 minutes late. Instead most days my child looks like he just woke up from a nap.

I never remember to turn off his TV which results in Rob saying,"babe, what did you forget to do today?" (This is a tossup, it could be Brandon's TV or the porch light, the porch light is never turned off by me.)

This all leads me to believe I'm going to be the mom who forgets her sons lunch on the counter. Which means I'm going to be that mom chasing after my kid on the playground shouting "honey you forgot your lunch sweety snookems lover muffin!"

Because honestly, if I'm going to be embarrassing myself by being a flaky forgetful idiot, I might as well embarrass him too and add some spit shining to his face for good measure right?

8 comments:

Heidi said...

HEY I am first!! I have a couple of things I do. Anything I know I may forget as I walk out the door, I put a postit note on the door. Currently mine says WINDOW because I keep leaving the window open and then spend too much money on utilities. And second I made a chore list for my stepson and we put a copy on the fridge and his door. Kids are never too early to start this. You could use pictures and help him out. But more likely it may remind you if you put it somewhere you will see constantly.

just a suggestion . . .

But you are so not alone. I keep a spare toothbrush at work too. lol

Mrs. F said...

I rely on people like you to remind me of how silly I was in high school and stuff. I have the worst. memory. ever. Consider yourself lucky.

As far as the kid goes, just brush his teeth when you brush yours and feed him when you feed yourself. If he is sleeping when you do those things, then set it out for him.

:)

Christy said...

I have no memory of past events, but I am pretty good about remembering to feed my child. Brushing her teeth? That is another story all together.

Ginger said...

Or you will be the mom who pulls up in the huge lifted Jeep and plays your annoyingly EMBARASSING horn with the special little 5 minute song on it...you know, just as an example of how you could embarass Brandon and Codi in the future!

Steph said...

You are such a dork. I seriously was laughing at the thought of you chasing after him that he forgot his lunch! haha

Cristina Mathers said...

honey pants, you are so not the only one who is like this. can i just tell you how many sippy cups have been trashed around here?

and i can't wait for the day that i can embarrass ellie and avery. i've been waiting my whole life to transfer the embarrassment my parents did to me.

(i am just kidding, btw......)

angie said...

I totally laughed too when I thought of you running after him with his lunch. I totally have a mom like that in my class!!!!

What if you tried brushing Brandon's teeth when you brushed yours so that it was part of your morning routine. That way you remember to do it and he feels like he is doing something cool with mom! As for breakfast you could try this same thing too but then maybe it might not work as well because maybe he won't be hungry at the same time, but it's a thought and maybe a place to start!

Greg said...

I totally forget things to!! Usually it is stuff like diapers in the bag when we are going to be gone all day, or a sippy cup, or a bib!

I never used to be like this.....WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME?!?!?!?!?!?

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