How many times have you done something totally ridiculous, topsy-turvy and downright stoooopid and thought – my goodness! I must be absolutely totally losing the plot! Well, I can safely say that in our household, it’s a regular occurrence thanks to my old mum brain. But if you think you’re the only one who seems to be going doolally with sleep deprivation and general forgetfulness I promise you now, you are not (thank goodness)! In a bid to make all mums suffering from mum brain (including myself!) feel better about those serious facepalm moments, fellow parenting bloggers are confessing to their serious oops moments when their mum brain strikes! How many of these have YOU done?
The one when you try to “turn your partner down”
I once pointed the remote and my husband and tried to turn him up as I couldn’t hear him. – Scrap Book Blog
Putting the phone into soak
My worst mum brain moment was when I’d had no more than 3 hours sleep a night for weeks and my mother came to hold the 12 week old who I’d just had to move on to bottles from breast. I gathered up the used bottles and dumped them all into soak, went to the bathroom and then went back to sit in my rocking chair with the baby. I sat down and began to look for my phone. Five minutes later I gave a cry of realisation that I’d put my 4 month old new phone into “soak” with the bottles. Luckily rice and the airing cupboard for two days fixed it. – Mummy In A Tutu
Missing skirt alert
I went out all day once realising I hadn’t put a skirt on! Just a jumper and a pair of quite see-through tights!! I was mortified! – Five Littles Doves
Where HAS that milk gone?!
I made cereal and put the milk back in the cupboard with the cereal box instead of in the fridge… I only realised when I wanted a cup of tea later and I couldn’t find the milk! – Emma Reed
What’s in a name anyway?
I often forget basic words or what things are called. Coffee is often called ‘morning juice’! – Les Be Mums
I pulled up at my eldest’s daughters school for pick up and a bit further down the road at the side of the pavement I noticed a pushchair. I thought to myself, that’s just like mine even the same cosy toes. I carried on my business and went to get my pushchair out of the boot and it wasn’t there. I had a moment of panic and then realised the pushchair down the road was mine. I had left it there from school drop off and luckily no one had taken it. It was sat there from 9am-3pm!!! – Dear Bear and Beany
Forget the Persil
I once threw a cup of dog food in the washing machine, the worst part is I’m not sure if I was trying to feed the dog or wash the clothes! – Fizzy Peaches
When I was trying to make milk and coffee at the same time I put the bottle under the Nespresso machine and my coffee cup under the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine! That would have been a shock for all involved! – Surrey Mama
It’s the school run…or is it?
I’ve driven my kids to my husband’s work before instead of school! – Keeping Up With The Jones Family
Forget the shopping
I left an entire shop, as in two full bags of groceries by the self-check out at Tesco’s after I’d paid for them. Walked all the way home with the baby in the pram only to realise. Walked all the way back to find the manager had put everything back. Luckily I had the receipt! – Scandi Mummy
I drove off with my purse on the roof of the car. Could not believe it was still there when I got to the shop! – Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
Just last week I received a text from school inviting us to an event. I texted them back saying I was washing my hair then as they text me back I realised I didn’t text my husband but replied to the school by mistake! I was mortified! Gave the ladies in the office a giggle though – Mrs Shilts
Not the car keys!!!
I once gave my daughter the car keys to play with – and then put her in her car seat while she was still holding them. Of course, you can guess what happened next. – Twinderelmo
The one where you leave the door wide open
I left the door not just unlocked, but open, wide, for 2 hours while I went to do the weekly shop. I blame having to strap two into car seats. – Someone’s Mum
On cooking plates
I put a dish on the hob and turned it on instead of in the oven. I only realised a bit later when I heard it smash! – Are Pops
Where’s the baby!!!!?
I thought I’d lost my kids the other day the baby was attached to me in a woven wrap and the toddler was doing that standing behind me thing. – Two Tiny Hands
When everything is topsy-turvy
Once when I had a night of being up every hour, on the hour in the morning, I ended up putting coffee in my porridge instead of milk. Then when I threw everything away to start again, I put milk in the kettle instead of water. There have also been many times where I’ve left the house with tops on the wrong way round or inside out too. – Life Unexpected
Not just a normal shower
I once got in the shower fully dressed!!! – Susan K Mann
So there you have it, proof that you are not the only one suffering from mumnesia and in fact we are all having total brain farts and doing ridiculous things collectively all of the time!
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