Sunday, March 09, 2008

Momnesia

I was walking through the house one day last week and overhead the TV from Dirk’s office saying something about “Momnesia”. It was a morning program and I didn’t stop to listen, but I’ve thought quite a lot about that word since then.

Momnesia.

I guess that would be moms and amnesia mixed together. I really don’t need to define it. You all know what it is, even if you’re not a mom! You’ve either experienced it first-hand, or you’ve been the receiver.

The receiver is the one who endures the pleading and dare-I-say, whinings of such questions as: “Honey, do you have any idea where my check-book is?” (one of my most recent ones…) , “Baby, did you play with mommy’s keys? Because I can’t find them”, “Would you please call my cell phone? I have no idea where it is”.

Or you’ve been the kid that was left at church asleep in a nursery baby bed and your mom didn’t realize it until she was half-way home. (sorry Katie)

Now, if you are the offender (moms), then you’re the one who found your re-warmed morning coffee still in the microwave when you’re fixing dinner that night. Or you’ve found the laundry that never made it to the dryer still in the washer from the day before (we won’t even discuss what it smells like). Or you’re still looking for your checkbook that’s been missing for….oh, a couple of months now!

Now, part of this must be from all the blessings-slash-helpers you have around you at any given moment. Those sweet little hands that love to put your purse-things in her cute little pink purse. Or your son who likes to use your real keys to drive his “real” cars. Or you drive past the turn-off because your son is asking, “Mom, how do Transformers sing, and why don’t we have the movie “David and Goliath II, there’s a McDonalds, and wow! Look at that motorcycle, I need to pee”.

But, I have to tell you….Momnesia is still going on in my home. What’s my excuse going to be when my kids are all gone? Oh dear….guess I’ll always be a mom!

23 comments:

Patrick Sievert said...

So I've decided that your name is the perfect name for a subdivision...

Robin Meadows... it's so... so... Edmond.

Anna said...

This is hilarious! I love it... it's so real, so true and so well-written... keep it up!

Cindy Beall said...

I am constantly having to get Chris to call my cell phone. Oh and you know those expensive car keys with the buttons on them to turn off the car alarm? Lost those too and it's going to cost me BIG bucks to replace.

But, I'm good with all of that because those boys make me smile :)

Abbi said...

Hilarious. I do think, however, that mom's have super-locator senses omst of the time. When I was younger, I could be staring directly at the cheese in the fridge and not see it.

But Mom--three rooms away--could holler back, "Second shelf, between the mayo and the lunch meat." And sure enough...

valerie said...

I do the coffee in the microwave thing ALL the time! LOL and my parents left my sister asleep at church when she was little. They had 4 little ones and one thought the other had her. :) It didn't take long to realize it.
Have a great week!
Valerie

Ali Ruhman said...

Oh I know I suffer from this big time! Just the other day I had to call my phone and guess where it was??? It was in the dishwasher. imagine that!

Kim Heinecke said...

How true!! I NEVER put my check card back in the right place so I'm constantly looking for it. I find it precisely 30 seconds after my husband "gently reminds" me EVERYTHING HAS IT'S PLACE. At least for now we can blame it on the kids. :)

Chick4Christ said...

haha i LOVE it! this is sooo my mom!
..
or one of her famous ones, where we're in the middle of a conversation, shes talking, and all the sudden just stops and looks at me and says "now what were we talking about again? i just lost my train of thought" haha. wow, i cant wait to be a mom! :)

Natalie Witcher said...

Cindy and I must share parts of our brains cuz I'm always calling my cell and I lost my keys with the fancy fob sometime in the 5 month of pregnancy...still no sign

Theresa said...

"What's my excuse going to be when my kids are all gone?"

Post Tramatic Stress. :)

My husband is the one with momnesia in our house. Thankfully.

Roger Garrett said...

Dadnesia is a totally different thing. We use it as a defense mode and have trained ourselve to forget things on purpose.
I might have broken a man law by saying this so hush...

Brittney Pirtle said...

haha this us funny! But this is very true.. My grandma used to.. Correction... Still forgets my name! LOL she goes through about 5 names until she gets to mine! Its pretty funny.

Robin Meadows said...

Patrick--there actually IS one in CA somewhere! LOL I have a great name, huh?
Anna-thanks! Coming from you that's means lots!
Cindy and Natalie-praying for your keys--HE hold the keys, you know ; )
Abbi-happens with Dirk all the time!
Valerie-Katie is #5..we started doing a "count-off" after that! LOL
Ali - with your girlies, somehow that doesn't surprise me ; )
Kim - Chad must be related to Dirk-LOL
Wendy-you'll be a GREAT mom...someday ; )
Theresa--I think kids will always be in our lives! Grands!!
Roger--uh-oh...you blew it! (like we didn't already know, right girls?) LOL

GinaL said...

I almost fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard! I can so relate! My husband does have dadnesia too. He's always saying, "Honey please call my cell phone. I can't find it again."

Christi said...

Robin- I have "momnesia" too. The funny part (or not so funny sometimes) is that I can't remember what I was supposed to be doing or when I was supposed to take a meal to someone, but I can remember where almost everything is in my house. Brandon's always asking where things are and I usually know or have an idea. Strange how the mind works.

shanna said...

I love this. I am NOT a good multi-tasker so I have a plethera of these types of things happen to me on a regular basis!

Katie said...

I'll be scarred for life. . .

Nicole Knox said...

This is every day for me! I am lucky if we leave the house with shoes on=)

Sarah said...

This totally brings to mind the time my mom ran into the garage door (with us inside the car.) She was in a hurry trying to get me to school, her to work, and the house ready to show that day (we were moving in a month to Houston). Needless to say by the time she put the car in reverse we heard a massive bang and realized that she hadnt put up the garage door (it had fallen on top of the car). The house regrettfully was not ready to show that day and well since the car was stuck I couldnt get to school and she couldnt get to work!!!!

sarahknief said...

thanks for making me laugh...I had forgotten about my moms garage door moment :) this post remided me of it

sarahknief said...

Ooohh I have a funny dad moment too...there was the time that my dad had to ask my sister whether or not she was at the junior high or high school anymore (I think she had been out of junior high for like 2 years)!!!! All she wanted was lunch money!!!! Good thing he asked

Robin Meadows said...

Glad you guys can relate, or know moms that have Momnesia and dads with Dadnesia! It may happen to you one day!

Katie---I think you'll be fine...although Im sure the incident left an indelible scar on your memory! LOL

Mandy said...

The best thing is when my mom asks me a question and then while I'm answering, she'll start talking to someone else. :)