Is This Normal?

A joke for you:

A few old couples used to get together to talk about life and to have a good time. One day, one of the men, Harry, started talking about this fantastic restaurant he went to the other night with his wife.

“Really?” one of the men said. “What’s it called?”

After thinking for a few seconds, Harry said, “What are those good smelling flowers called again?”

“Do you mean roses?” the first man questioned.

“Yes that’s it,” he exclaimed. Looking over at his wife he said, “Rose what’s that restaurant we went to the other night?”

Why this joke?  Because today, I pulled into my driveway, got out of the car, walked over to unbuckle little lady and realized that, once again, I left the car running.

Is it strange that I keep forgetting to turn my car off?

Am I losing my mind?

Possibly.

Is it no wonder, that sometimes, if the kids are too quiet in the backseat, I peak into my rear view mirror, with a feeling of dread, suddenly convinced I left someone behind?

Because, I have forgotten to buckle my children in their car seats, more than once, much to their mid-ride panic.

I keep calling my boys by the wrong name.

The other day, I forgot the Realtor’s name, who has shown me houses several times, who sends me a weekly email, which shows up as, From: Jason.  I was making a list of things to do, calling him was one of those things.  I just left it as call blank.  His name finally came to me, hours later, for no apparent reason, while I was in the middle of a conversation with my mom.

The last few times that I’ve put my sister on hold to take another phone call, I’ve totally forgotten she’s on hold.  Only when I hang up on the second call, and my phone rings, do I remember.

My mom mentioned that she had to send someone a gift today.  It made me anxious. Suddenly, I felt like I had forgotten something, specifically, that there was some email I was supposed to have replied to, but didn’t have time when I first read it, but then, never thought about it again.  I’m not sure if this is the case or not. I’ll have to go back through my email.

It’s overwhelming, the amount of papers and forms that I need to fill out, keep straight. Library days, gym days, teacher’s names, soccer schedules, CCD, furniture deliveries, sales people, passwords, birthdays.  The list never ends.

Which is why I keep lists.

I’m not panicked about most of this forgetfulness, at least, I don’t think I am (should I be?), but the car thing, when I did it, again, made me question my brain health. Better up the fish oil.

A few months ago, my mom sent me a link to this funny YouTube Video.  I wonder if I should be concerned that I found it so funny.  Either way, I hope you find it funny, too. Happy Friday. Memory video

2 thoughts on “Is This Normal?

  1. I feel the same way – I keep feeling like I’m going to forget something. Sticky notes have become my best friend. I have one by the computer so when I get an e-mail that I have to remember something about, I jot a note. I write notes when I have to pick up my kid’s friends for school. I have entered all of the kids’ activities into my calendar on my phone and set a 1/2 hour alarm so just in case I forget about swim lesson, I’ll have at least a 1/2 hour notice that I have to get there. Your brain can only process so much, right?

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