Monday, July 12, 2010

Manic Mommy Monday - Mommy Brain

I think I'm going to lose what's left of my mind this week...the weekend was insane as I tried to clean house, work at the church, and get things together for my first day back in class (today from 12:00 to 4:30 - yes, 4 1/2 hours in class - ugh).  Add to that my boys fighting all Sunday afternoon as they were supposed to be cleaning their rooms, and my "mommy brain" was worse than usual!

I suppose it's "mommy brain" - my brain just seems to jump from topic to topic in random order.  My DayPlanner has notes scrawled on Post-It notes throughout it that range from "Talk to advisor about application process" to "Buy present for birthday party" to "Look into buying sno-cone and cotton candy machines for kids church events."  I always say my brain jumps from topic to husband says it works in spurts...I'm not entirely sure I disagree with him!

I used to be able to sit down and focus on one thing for hours at a time.  Those days are long gone.  I think my brain has just adapted.  When I was single, living with my grandparents, and going to school, I could focus on one thing at at time.  Now as a 30 year old wife, mom, employee, student, and children's minister...well, I'm stretched pretty thin.  I have to be able to change hats, so to speak, at a moment's notice.

I know it's bad...and it's not made better by what my anatomy and physiology teacher told us a few weeks ago.  After the age of 35, the average person loses 7,000 brain cells a day.  Wow, I should be pretty entertaining by the time I'm old and senile!


Jennifer said...

Not excited by the fact that I am losing 7,000 brain cells a day! I am encouraged, however, to hear that someone else has an eclectic collection of sticky note reminders :)

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