Monday, June 9, 2008

Failing mental health

Ever since becoming a mom, I have discovered that I suffer from something called "Momnesia". I've heard that tens of thousands of moms all over the world show symptoms as well. I think that sometimes, though, I might have an extreme case of it.

A few years ago, I was recalling a memory that I had from middle school to Zack. I was riding on the bus talking to some friends, one of which was named Zack (ironically). Anyway, I was showing them my new Monkees lunch box and telling them how much I loved their old TV show and music. Very rudely, I was informed by my so called friend, that the Monkees didn't write their own music and that they were fakes. I was crushed. As I finished telling my husband about this awful moment in my life, he started to crack up laughing.
Turns out, this never happened to me at all. Can you believe how embarrassed I was/am??? It was a scene from The Simpsons!!! I think what happened was that I at least had the conversation about the Monkees music and maybe my mind just plugged in the rest. (Hopefully!)

Another time something like this happened was much more recent, which just goes to show that the "momnesia" just gets worse as time goes by. Zack and I were up late watching The Sound of Music again. As we sat there, Zack asked me when this movie was made. I told him that it was made in 1969. He then said that he couldn't believe the scenery that they had in Austria and that it was amazingly beautiful. I told him that I wasn't sure if it was still as pristine now because of the destruction caused by World War Two. I then said that I hoped it was back to how beautiful it was like in the movie, before the war took place.

If you haven't figured it out - I'll give you a minute....

Have it yet?

If not, you must be suffering from "momnesia" as well, call me and I'll explain it to you slowly ;-)

13 comments:

Aaron & Devony said...

Oh I'm very glad to know the name. I thought that the sleepless nights with a baby at first just sucked out your brain cells.

Erika said...

That is so funny! I had a similar moment yesterday when I couldn't remember if I'd actually had to take summer school one year or if it was a dream I had, or if I'd seen it on tv... it was sad I couldn't remember, I think I did take summer school for algebra. Often times I'll also just completely forget what I'm saying, mid-sentence, not because I'm thinking of something else, my mind just gives up on me. It's also nice to hear I'm not alone on this one either!

Heath & Jessica said...

Working in the mental health industry, I don't think it is a documented illness, just yet. Give it a few years & it could become one! It may even get its own diagnosis!!! I'll plug in a word for you!!!

Dad E said...

Funny stories. Mom and I have had our share of memory glitches, but none that I can remember (ha ha).

Love, Dad

Amber said...

Erika ~ the best for you was when you were all excited about a new idea you had. "They should make a store where you can just borrow the books instead of having to buy them!"
Good Times!!

Jessica said...

My oldest brother & I have "brain farts" a lot. I think this is similar!

I actually got that last one right away. I'm seriously surprised at myself.

Erika said...

I know!! And Zack was so funny, "yeah their called libraries!"... I felt so dumb, and I didn't even have any kids then! So sad. I really thought I had the best idea, renting books, brilliant!

Tonya said...

You crack me up Amber! I would have fallen asleep..if I did not have my kids all over me. Lets get together...you can come over anytime. We live on a great street to play.. or maybe get out without the kids...Hurray!

I definitely have this but I think mine is so bad there is nothing to do to fix me. I will have to admit I had many symtoms long before kids. JR always tells me he married me bec I was so funny. I always wonder was I funny or was I funny bec I just had no idea what i was talking about?

Amy said...

Hahahaha! I love this post. What a great little anecdote for the start of my day. The whole Sound of Music thing will give me a good giggle for the rest of the day.

Erika, a borrowing-bookstore? Really? HA! That's hilarious.

Laurie M said...

The really scary thing is that you are on the same wavelength with Bart Simpson...momnesia is nothing compared with that.

Stacy said...

You better start doing those brain exercises like saying the alphabet backwards and brushing your teeth with your left hand!
At least I can count on you for a good giggle though.

Sarah Aileen said...

I seriously thought It was just me. Some times I feel like im always in a fog. I stand there for minutes trying to figure out what Im doing.

Fullmer Fam said...

I'm glad you aren't the only one!! Sometimes during a conversation, I'll be patiently listening and thinking, "I should tell them this related story" or "I need to remember to ask something" - in my mind, I asked this question or told this story, and I'll talk as if I've said it already and everyone looks at me like I'm insane, as my conversation was only in my head!! I definitely have your Momnesia! :) Funny stories!