Saturday, January 31, 2009

So I Guess TV Can Be Useful...

Dave spent today at work, so midway through the afternoon I decided I needed a break. I decided to let my kids watch TV for a while, monitoring them by ear (you know, go check if it's too quiet or if you hear some disaster breaking loose) while I "worked" on the computer writing a blog post and wasting time on facebook.

After I had sufficiently decompressed, I went back into the family room and kitchen. I found that Jackson had taken some baby food that was sitting open on the table and splattered it all over his khaki pants, the floor and part of the wall. While not thrilled about this, it was a small price to pay for a few moments of quiet. Jared and Camryn were still happily zoned out watching "Max and Ruby" on TV.

I went into the kitchen to start cleaning up the squash splatters when I heard the title of the new episode that was starting: "Ruby's Birthday Party." I suddenly remembered that Camryn was supposed to go to a birthday party at 2:00 pm and it was now almost 2:25. Crap! I yelled for the kids to get their shoes on and made a mad dash upstairs for the wrapping paper. The phone rang and the birthday girl's mom was on the phone asking if I was still planning on coming. I apologized profusely, explaining that I just totally spaced it (Do I have early onset Alzheimer's?) and remembered when the TV show the kids were watching was about a birthday party. At least she got a good laugh out of it.

I wrapped the gift in record time and we were off. Luckily it wasn't too far away. Does anyone else find that motherhood destroys brain cells? Or at least your memory?

1 comment:

Jadie said...

Ah, K-Kid, I love how you're so honest! And yes, it is a scientific fact that motherhood destroys memory cells. ;)