Friday, April 5, 2013

Warning: Old Age Ahead!

Actual thing that happened to me yesterday:

Sat down to write an email to Yaakov's teacher. Mid-composition, remembered that I don't actually need to write this email (because I was going to see her later in the day and could just ask her in person). Got up. Ate Snickers. Returned to computer. Thought, "Hmmm. Why did I never write that email?" Halfway through email, remembered:
1. I am going to see her later in the day and can just ask her in person.
2. I already had this conversation with myself.

Also: I've been turning off the oven mid-cookies. The timer dings, I take out a batch, turn off the oven, and slide in a new batch. When I return 10 minutes later, I am surprised that the cookies are taking soooo long to bake. I concoct a bizarre theory regarding oven temps and cookie batter. I turn the timer on for another few minutes. Only when the timer dings again, and the oven is practically cold to the touch, do I realize what I've done.

And this happened to me twice. Within two weeks. The second time it happened, you could reasonably have expected that when I encountered the strangely uncooked cookies, I would have remembered that a similar phenomenon happened recently, and that phenomenon was due to my twitbrain deciding it was time to turn off the oven. However, if you expected that, then I am disappointed in you. Don't you know me better than that already??

So the mind is not what it used to be, is what I'm saying.

At least I remember both my kids' names.



9 comments:

OneTiredEma said...

You lost me at Snickers. You didn't bring me one yesterday? *sad face*

Gila Rose said...

It was the last one. I'll buy you some on Sunday. Happy face!

Jewishmom said...

So comforting to know I'm not the only Mommy Brain around!

JerusalemStoned said...

I have long ago come to the conclusion that my friends when they are pregnant= me all the time. Also? Raw cookie dough is awesome, so there's that.

Baila said...

I walk 5 steps to the fridge to get something, open the door and forget what I wanted. Walk back 5 steps to resume whatever it is I'm cooking, and then remember, "ah. eggs!". Walk the 5 steps back to the fridge, open the door, and again have no clue as to what I'm searching for.

I like to think of it as a sign of genius. The brain can only hold so much information (when's the next episode of Grey's, what's Justin Bieber up to, why is that d*** kid not answering her cell phone, etc).

Gila Rose said...

So here's the solution: Always have cookie dough in the fridge. Then, when you walk to the fridge and completely forget what you wanted, there's cookie dough waiting!

toby said...

oh my goodness, I could have written that myself. Thank you for posting, I often think I'm the only one and quite senile. Maybe we're the normal ones? But - if this is normal, what is actual old age going to bring?

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It was the last one. I'll buy you some on Sunday. Happy face!
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