Last week, I wanted to get a jump start on laundry, primarily to
wash my son's uniform for preschool. But just like a storm, the
weekend approached and quickly left, leaving behind a few finished
loads (and a few unfinished ones as well.) Then before you know it,
it was Monday. The same exact day my son had preschool and needed
his uniform. Breathing a huge sigh of relief for planning ahead and
finishing the load that included his uniform, I went through the
clean pile of laundry. Uh oh. It was nowhere to be found! I
searched again, hoping I had somehow overlooked it. No such
Then I spotted it - a mountain of laundry in the corner. No way.
Where did it come from?? More importantly, could the uniform be in
there? For kicks and giggles, I ransacked through the stinky pile
of clothes. No uniform here. Whew! I knew I couldn't have forgotten
to wash the only set he had!
Then at the corner of my eye I see IT. THE uniform. In the
smelly pile of laundry. Oh no! I had apparently washed the wrong
Big surprise. Mommy brain strikes again.
Before kids, I would have blamed the aforementioned situation on
forgetfulness. But after two toddlers and numerous incidents
similar to the one described earlier, I can attribute it to the
condition called mommy brain. With our lack of sleep, the
never-ending to-do lists, or the struggle to juggle a million
things at once, who could blame us for forgetting a few things here
One thing's for sure - mommy brain is real and although I may
feel like my brain is fried at times, it has become a part of
motherhood and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Okay, now back to finishing that load of laundry. And yes, I'll
be sure to include the dirty uniform.
If I can remember.
Cheryl Eugenio is a wife and mommy to two toddler boys who are officially addicted to traveling and exploring Chicagoland and beyond.
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