Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Forgetful Mom

I am standing firm on the diagnosis I have given myself after having 5 children – The Forgetful mom Syndrome

My latest forgetful mom experience was on Monday - I was out picking up Shelby when Savannah called to let me know that she had given Nate-no permission to go play with his buddy on the next street over in our neighborhood, I said “ GREAT Ill stop by and pick him up when I get back in to the neighborhood”.

I arrived home, un-packed the car, began preparing dinner, got Caleb a snack, checked my email, changed a load of laundry, re-packed lunches for the next day, got out the next days outfits for the 2 little boys, sorted my mail - so let’s say an hour goes by and then the door bell rings and Who would be standing on the my front porch? You guessed it, the cutest 6 year old in the neighborhood - My Nate-no. My first thought was what was he doing outside? then “BAM” the Forgetful MOM remembers, Nate-no was at the neighbors and I was supposed to pick him up, but the Forgetful Mom Syndrome hit me, so instead the nice family drove him home on their way to swim lessons.

Scary isn’t it - that First I forgot he was someplace else and then that I had been home for over an hour and never noticed he was missing.

Now I had to walk outside and tell the nice family that drove him home how sorry I was and that I had a Forgetful MOM syndrome moment. How will I survive this syndrome?

Are you suffering with the forgetful mom syndrome like me? Good news I have come up with a few solutions for us – go check out the 24/7 MOMS blog at for my solutions to the Forgetful MOM Syndrome. Now if I can just remember to actually use them.

The Forgetful Mom

Trisha Novotny

1 comment:

Erica said...

I've got a Nate & he is often called Nay-Nate or Nay-Nay! I forget everything, I was talking to a friend the other day who is a type A organized person(who has one kid) and she said I really a need a calendar in my purse to write everything down on. Now if I can remember to write it down & then check it!