I always thought being pregnant made you forgetful. I think having 4 children has the same effect, even if you're not pregnant. I can't even really blame it on sleep deprivation, as my baby sleeps from 8:15 pm until 5:30-6:30am.
Someone looked at my baby the other day and asked me "What's your little boy's name?" My automatic reaction was "David". Then I thought a second and said, "Wait. No it's not. His name's John". Besides not being used to telling people my baby's name, he's my "baby", not my "little boy". My "little boy" is 3 years old.
I also now find myself counting children when I'm out and about. I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of time before I leave one of them somewhere. We've started having a roll call when we get in the car, to make sure they're all there.
So, if you ask me a question sometime and I just give you a blank stare, know that I've just forgotten whatever the answer is, or even that you just asked me a question. Catch up with me in another 20 years or so, and I may start remembering things then.
Stuck in the Snow
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