This is your brain on motherhood

June 12, 2014

I'm not sure if it's because I'm now a mom, or if I'm just becoming crazier the older I get....but I basically feel like I'm losing my mind just about all of the time. Anyone else feel that way, or is it just me? I can go from having it all together to a hot mess in 10 seconds flat. What gives?!?

So far this week I.....
....closed my car door on my middle finger. And all I have to prove for it is this truck band-aid (and a swollen and bruised finger). I have no idea how I managed to do it (except that I had like a billion things going on in my head at the time and was distracted) but oh my word it hurts like a.....like imagine how closing a car door on your finger would feel....it hurts like that much. And thankfully it isn't broken...but it might as well be. It has rendered my right hand almost completely useless. I spent about 20 minutes crying in pain on my kitchen floor after it happened...all the while being comforted by a little boy saying "okay mama" and giving me hugs. Totally the best medicine around if you ask me. Also, did you know it is a proven scientific fact that redheads have a lower-than-normal tolerance for pain? So it's not just me being a baby, it's my genetics. 

...because of said busted finger, I also somehow managed to leave my iphone on top of my car and drive away. When I realized it was gone I used the "find my iphone" app and learned it was on the FREEWAY. So I got back on the freeway and dove to the approximate location, and miracle of miracles spotted it on the side of the FREEWAY....in the rain. My phone broke out of my case and the edges were scratched but it still works perfectly! It's a losing-your-mind miracle!

....wrote "happy birthday" on a father's day card. Oops?

....dealt with this all day because I didn't have the energy to clean it up.

...let this boy play in our car (his favorite game lately) and watched in horror as he figured out how to put the key in the ignition and turn the car on. OH MY WORD....I'm sure he's already plotting how to sneak out of the house and drive away...and he's not even 2 yet.

Anyone else losing their mind? Tell me it's not just me!


Follow Me On BloglovinFollow Me On InstagramFollow Me On FacebookFollow Me On Pinterest

SHARE:
 photo facebook_zps8d483e9e.png
 photo twitter_zps1a2a45e0.png
 photo pinterest_zps549d2941.png
32 Comments »

32 Responses to “This is your brain on motherhood”

  1. Your poor finger AND your poor phone! But I'm glad both will be a-ok after a little TLC. Lex's favorite thing is sitting in mikes car and listening to "rock n roll mommy!". These kids- so funny!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So glad that my living room looks IDENTICAL to yours! You make me feel better about life ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. HAHAHA! I feel so much better about my life now. Seriously, mom brain is no joke and someone needs to come up with a medication for it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW! I'm just floored right now that you found your phone on the freeway AND it's okay! lol you poor thing!! Hope today is fabulous!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. haha, being a mom is tough on the brain cells!
    Ugh, sorry about your finger. AND your phone, but hey at least it still works...it is a miracle!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ha I love this! And how crazy that you found your phone on the FREEWAY of all places!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I slammed my finger in a drawer the other day and slammed my finger in a car door when I was younger (still remember it vividly), so I feel your pain. Not fun at all. Glad your phone is still in working condition after going for a joy ride!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ooooh my goodness- you had me giggling and cringing from pain! But girlfriend, that is amazing that you got your phone back!!!! Xxxxx.

    ReplyDelete
  9. talk about phone GODS! I'm loosing my mind too.. and were thinking about throwing another little babe into the mix.. another sign I'm loosing my mind.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lol. All the time, girlfriend! Thanks for this. I needed a laugh today. :) I laugh with you because this has been me ever since I became a mama, too. Moms for the win!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ouchie!! :( Your poor finger- I have done that before and I KNOW how bad that hurts!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh yes my friend - losing my mind right along with you!! I call it mom brain - goes right along with pregnancy brain!! Sorry about your finger!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your poor finger! And phone! My phone is on it's last leg, I'm hoping it will make it to September when our contract is up. What's the point of cleaning up the toys when they're going to get spread out again the next day?!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think I'd rather blame it on being a mom than being older :) But yup I loose it all the time! So sorry about your finger and your phone - I can't believe it was there and still works!! That's like some serious good karma! You should see the state of the livingroom/playroom downstairs - oh man! I guess good thing it's downstairs :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Blame it on being a mom. I have times like that too where I am so klutzy and nothing ever goes right. I had to laugh at your iphone story on the freeway.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Blame it on being a mom. I have times like that too where I am so klutzy and nothing ever goes right. I had to laugh at your iphone story on the freeway.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm sorry I laughed out loud by the time I got to the FREEWAY part. It's totally motherhood and not age--our brains are wired to keep our babies alive, not put ice cream in a freezer instead of the pantry. Not that that's ever happened to me.

    ReplyDelete
  18. It's crazy that your phone was actually okay after all that! Sorry about your finger... I slammed mine in the dryer door this week and cried so loud that I think I actually alarmed my husband. And my living room almost always looks like that these days :/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh my gosh! Your poor finger! I totally would've sat there crying too. :( I can't believe you found your phone! That's amazing.

    I feel like a hot mess all the time- everything is going great, you think you're conquering the world, and then BAM! Hot mess time. My family room has looked that way since Monday...

    ReplyDelete
  20. I can't believe he can figure out how to turn the car on! Watch out now mama!

    ReplyDelete
  21. My son loves to play in the car too. I definitely won't be giving him the keys after reading this!

    ReplyDelete
  22. My living room looks like that too. Solidarity, sister.

    Seriously Abigail's all time favorite game is to go sit in our cars and play in them. Crazy kids.

    And that story about your phone!! OMG!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sounds like our life some days (well, most days).

    Alycia//Crazily Normal

    ReplyDelete
  24. I can't believe you found your phone! That is seriously a MIRACLE!!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh no!! You poor thing! I cannot believe that your found your phone and it's still working - that is crazy!!! But you needed to catch a break after all you've been going through. Hope tomorrow is better! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  26. AnonymousJune 12, 2014

    Love this!!!! And your honesty!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh gosh! Your poor finger and phone. I can't believe your phone made it all the way on top of your car and fell off on the freeway. I'm actually kinda impressed! And good to know that your case protected your phone so well! I'm thinking about getting the same one after admiring yours for so long and starring at it in my amazon cart!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh my gosh, I know exactly what you mean! I hope your finger feels better soon- ouch! That's really impressive that your phone survived that trip on the freeway- I'm super impressed, and I'm in IT, so I see all sorts of things :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. My living room always looks like that. Love the honesty! And that's awesome that you found your phone! How crazy is that?!

    www.lincsmomma.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh no! What a week. I have heard that about red heads before so it's totally believable. Hoping you find your mind this week!!

    atparsons.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. We should make this a weekly link up... I feel like soo many of us can relate!! I had to stop 4x yesterday because my son was screaming in the backseat! What should have taken 20 minutes took an hour!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh, it's not just you. Mommy brain is a real thing!!! Hope your finger is feeling better!

    ReplyDelete

©2008-2016 The Girl in the Red Shoes. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Blogger.