Imaginary Sails

Incomplete Sentences – By Products of Mom Brain

I just need to know – are there any Moms out there who have ever successfully had a full conversation with a new (or old) Mommy friend?! If so – how? I can’t even count the number of times I’ve thought back on an interaction and wondered ‘did I do all the talking?’ ‘What did I say?!’ ‘Did I ask them about themselves?!’ ‘What did they say?!’  … Where am I? Where’s the coffee?!…

I had our son about a year after moving to a new place – not super far from where we lived before – but a ferry ride away. This means it’s a whole different ball game to visit my friends, we can’t just quickly meet up for coffee or grab a bite like we used to. Not to mention that just a few of  my friends have kids as well which can change things a little too. So obviously I would like to get to know more people in the area but there are just a few obstacles I’ve noticed…

I’ve been relatively good at getting out and about with my little one first to a Mom and baby group and now to Strong Start and have started to get to know some seriously awesome women and I say started because it is hard to form thoughts some days, forget sharing them. You (I) literally end up speaking in and hearing things in incomplete sentences. If a story gets interrupted (which it always does), usually by the time it gets back on track I can’t remember what the story was whether it was me or someone else telling it *face palm*. So then if it was someone else telling the story that got interrupted I might totally miss the context of the rest of the story and end up having a totally non applicable response. Oops. I used to fancy myself a decent listener but now I am worse than a three year old hopped up on sugar – it’s a problem. Yesterday was my first day back at work and people were talking to me with me being totally oblivious at least three times and those are just the times I am aware of. Again – oops!

I guess it makes sense most of us are sleep deprived to some degree, constantly distracted, perhaps over caffeinated (guilty!), so how on earth is it possible to have a conversation or really get to know each other? Maybe this is just one of those motherhood adjustment things – you veteran Moms out there is just how you roll until your kids are big enough to be (sort of) trusted to play by themselves?

And then there’s the topics… I never thought I would talk or hear so much about poop patterns, sleep, how fast time goes, how quickly babies grow, and various baby feeding topics. It’s weird, especially the poop, but I can honestly say I love it all so much it just feels so Mommy -like and I’m content to be a part of it. It’s all more than worth it, even if I often feel like a rambling fool or a terrible listener, I really wouldn’t trade any of it. Especially the desire/need to constantly wear comfy pants…

Imaginary Sails - incomplete sentences

So Mom brain is a very real thing – any Moms out there ever recover from having Mom brain!? If so, spread the hope down below!



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  1. organic gardening tip

    October 17, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog!

    1. Tanitha

      October 18, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Shoot that’s frustrating, I’ve been thinking about changing my comment plug in… Anyways, thanks for checking it out, and for the compliment!

  2. Mandi

    October 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Mom brain is, indeed, very real and very frustrating. With each of my three kiddos I did not feel quite myself until the youngest was preschool age.

    1. Tanitha

      October 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Oh man, so I might have another decade to go, haha! Thanks so much for stopping by Mandi!

  3. Nimi Popat

    October 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Awesome piece of information dear.. Same frustrating things happens with my friends who recently had their babies. I will share this article with them for sure. :-)

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