Incomplete Sentences – By Products of Mom Brain

I just need to know – are there any Moms out there who have ever successfully had a full conversation with a new (or old) Mommy friend?! If so – how? I can’t even count the number of times I’ve thought back on an interaction and wondered ‘did I do all the talking?’ ‘What did I say?!’ ‘Did I ask them about themselves?!’ ‘What did they say?!’  … Where am I? Where’s the coffee?!…

I had our son about a year after moving to a new place – not super far from where we lived before – but a ferry ride away. This means it’s a whole different ball game to visit my friends, we can’t just quickly meet up for coffee or grab a bite like we used to. Not to mention that just a few of  my friends have kids as well which can change things a little too. So obviously I would like to get to know more people in the area but there are just a few obstacles I’ve noticed…

I’ve been relatively good at getting out and about with my little one first to a Mom and baby group and now to Strong Start and have started to get to know some seriously awesome women and I say started because it is hard to form thoughts some days, forget sharing them. You (I) literally end up speaking in and hearing things in incomplete sentences. If a story gets interrupted (which it always does), usually by the time it gets back on track I can’t remember what the story was whether it was me or someone else telling it *face palm*. So then if it was someone else telling the story that got interrupted I might totally miss the context of the rest of the story and end up having a totally non applicable response. Oops. I used to fancy myself a decent listener but now I am worse than a three year old hopped up on sugar – it’s a problem. Yesterday was my first day back at work and people were talking to me with me being totally oblivious at least three times and those are just the times I am aware of. Again – oops!

I guess it makes sense most of us are sleep deprived to some degree, constantly distracted, perhaps over caffeinated (guilty!), so how on earth is it possible to have a conversation or really get to know each other? Maybe this is just one of those motherhood adjustment things – you veteran Moms out there is just how you roll until your kids are big enough to be (sort of) trusted to play by themselves?

And then there’s the topics… I never thought I would talk or hear so much about poop patterns, sleep, how fast time goes, how quickly babies grow, and various baby feeding topics. It’s weird, especially the poop, but I can honestly say I love it all so much it just feels so Mommy -like and I’m content to be a part of it. It’s all more than worth it, even if I often feel like a rambling fool or a terrible listener, I really wouldn’t trade any of it. Especially the desire/need to constantly wear comfy pants…

Imaginary Sails - incomplete sentences

So Mom brain is a very real thing – any Moms out there ever recover from having Mom brain!? If so, spread the hope down below!

 

 

5 thoughts on “Incomplete Sentences – By Products of Mom Brain

  1. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog!

    1. Shoot that’s frustrating, I’ve been thinking about changing my comment plug in… Anyways, thanks for checking it out, and for the compliment!

  2. Mom brain is, indeed, very real and very frustrating. With each of my three kiddos I did not feel quite myself until the youngest was preschool age.

  3. Awesome piece of information dear.. Same frustrating things happens with my friends who recently had their babies. I will share this article with them for sure. :-)

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