I must admit I have used the "mommy brain" excuse more than once in the past five years. There are times that it truly feels as though my IQ has been halved. So why does some research suggest that motherhood actually makes you smarter? How could that be? Do I just have a warped view of my former life or is it something altogether different?
My theory is that I have temporarily shut off the part of my brain that allows me to say intelligent things. The capacity to think is still there. I just have to use my brain for other purposes at this point. One day, I will flip the switch and blossom into a GENIUS!
This temporary shutdown became abundantly clear when I made a complete ass of myself on the telephone. We are looking into refinancing our home and the gentleman helping us out was attempting to give me his e-mail address. I wasn't sure if I heard him right, so naturally I read the address back to him..."m as in mom, p as in poop..." I kid you not, I said "p as in poop" as if that was the association any normal human being would make. Then I start laughing so hard I thought I was going to p as in pee.
I don't know which is worse; the notion that this man believes that I am a moron or that he believes I am a complete nut job. If only I could shut off the part of the brain that cares about what other people think.