Baby brain is real

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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24 thoughts on “Baby brain is real

  1. Always putting things back in the wrong places and finding random things in the fridge/bin. I often walk into rooms and have no idea what I was supposed to be doing. Baby brain is definitely real!xx

  2. Oh I love this poem! I once cracked an egg into a cuppa and poured milk into the frying pan before I realised my mix up! Thanks for linking up to #Blogstravaganza x

  3. Fun rhyme! The thing with baby brain is that it lasts for quite a while, then you have another baby and then you hit menopause and can’t remember anything anyway! Mother Nature is laughing at us all wandering around the supermarket wondering what the hell we came in for! #blogstravaganza

  4. I have literally had a mini panic when I thought I’d lost my phone, when actually I was on it! That and trying to find my glasses when they’re on my head! Thanks so much for sharing with Blogstravaganza xx

  5. I literally walked upstairs today knowing that I needed to get my daughter a new pair of trousers (we’d been jumping in muddy puddles). I walked into our bedroom, then downstairs again… not even thinking anything about forgetting what I was upstairs for… until I saw my daugther with just her pants on. Whoops. Back upstairs. The struggle is real. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

  6. HAHHA Mumnesia is the best term ever!! Yes! I like to tell people that you lose more brain cells the more kids you have. It explains a lot really…..! #sharingthebloglove

  7. Yes I have had several times – I forgot to put the tomatoes in a chilli, spicy mince is not so nice. I locked my husband in the house, twice, and went to work with the keys. There are so many stories, this is so true! #Blogstravaganza

  8. Oooh yes this sounds horribly familiar! It feels like I’m always darting around the house looking for things, only to realise I’ve got them in my hands (usually shoes as I’m trying to usher the brood out the door!)

    Anyway, congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

  9. Awww this is such a good rhyme. Yes to the baby brain. But I think it’s because we have so much to think about all at the same time. So things like going out with a top inside out just really isn’t on our ‘important’ radar of things to notice. Love this! Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam xx

  10. So very true, I think tiredness has a big part especially in the early days. I still can’t belevie I gave dine it twice. It was hell goibg through sleep deprived period, I almost forgot who I was 😉 X #thesatsesh

  11. #thesatsesh mumnesia – makes sense! i feel like we loose brain cells but do receive eyes in the back of our heads. lovely post as alway – how long does it take you to write a poem?

    • Thank you. It really depends. If it’s something that’s really been bugging me/on my mind it’s usually quite quick. An hour or two. But some of the more difficult topics (usually the ones that never get published) can take a few weeks. I think I spend longer deciding whether or not to hit publish than I do actually writing! X

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