Before I had a child I thought baby brain was a myth,
Just some elaborate excuse that mums had come up with.
But now I’ve become a mum I know that it’s true,
Because how else would I explain all those weird things that I do?
Like when I put the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard.
Is getting my brain to work really that hard?
Or when I put a brand new packet of biscuits in the bin,
Because for some odd reason I thought they were already open.
Like walking out of the house without picking up my keys,
And getting locked out in the cold winters breeze.
Like going out in a slipper thinking that it’s a shoe.
Or only noticing my clothes are inside out when I visit the loo.
Like when I did the shopping and then realised I left my purse at home.
Or when I was caught searching for my mobile when I was already on the phone.
Like sitting at a car park barrier wondering why it isn’t movin’
To realise that I never even put the ticket in.
Like making a cup of tea and forgetting to boil the kettle.
A cold disgusting brew really isn’t that drinkable.
Now these are just a few examples of my mumnesia.
There are so many more that I could probably tell ya.
But I know what you’re thinking: “It’s probably just you!”
Before I had a baby I thought like that too.
But once upon a time I was considered a clever cookie,
I graduated top of my class with a first class degree.
Then I had a baby and my brain turned to jelly.
Maybe she stole my brainpower when she was growing in my belly.
Or maybe it’s the sleep deprivation playing havoc with my brain.
I don’t care why – I just want it to function properly again.
So if you’re having a baby prepare to have moments that are dumb.
It’s just one of the many perks of becoming a mum.
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