You haven’t heard from me in a while.
If you’re unfamiliar, it’s the inability to form a sentence at the end of the day.
It’s being in mid conversation and not hearing a word of what is being said because you’re watching your toddler take their clothes off and run through the sprinklers.
It’s remembering your diaper bag, but forgetting to reload it with diapers and wipes at the very moment your baby has a blow out.
It’s misplacing your keys 4 times a day and finding them in the pantry next to the peanut butter.
It’s real and it directly affects all moms. Some hide it better than others, but trust me we all suffer from it.
Mom brain affects the way I grocery shop. It leaves me roaming the aisles thinking about what I need and should make for dinner, and leaves with me filling my cart with randomness that can’t actually be put together to form a full meal.
It affects the way I hang out with my friends. I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast or what we have planned for tomorrow. I try to focus and listen, but sometimes my mom brain takes over and takes my brain down a dark path of diapers, dinners and potty training.
You always hear about pregnant brain.
How pregnant women forget things all the time. Now take that pregnant brain and add a screaming toddler and newborn baby’s sleep schedule and your brain is complete mush.
Mush is a good way to describe my current mom brain stage. After the kids go to bed it’s my chance to be productive. I always have multiple projects that I’m working on, but mom brain has other plans. Mom brain loves sitting on the couch, watching The Housewives of Bachelor Nation.
We leave in 24 hours.
We’re spending the Summer in Europe and instead of packing and prepping our house to leave I’m writing. I’m trying to say hello on the blog one last time before I say goodbye. I want to invite you to join us on the next two months of adventures as we take our two littles overseas. I promise to write and share photos along the way about the fun and the not so fun parts of traveling with toddlers!
I know my mom brain is going to take over. We’re going to forget things. Something (multiple things) will be left undone, but either way we will be sitting on Champs de Mars eating a baguette and drinking a big glass of wine soon enough!