Saturday, January 24, 2009

A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter..

My mind is way too bad for the average 30 year old. I have the worst trouble trying to remember even my simple everyday chores.

I've found that I have to write everything down or program it into my phone just so that I won't forget an appointment I made 3 hours prior or the reason I went into the grocery store.

I know they say that having kids make you lose brain cells but, really! I have three and I think their births took HALF my brain with them.

Do you remember watching Sesame Street YEARS ago (I'm about to show my age on this one)and there was a cartoon about a little girl whose mom sent her to the store to do some shopping. Yeah ,you know that was way back when! We can't send our kids next door anymore to ask the neighbors to borrow an egg for fear that they might get snatched before they get there.

But here's this girl, about 7 years old, skipping to the store trying to remember what her mother had told her to get. Do you remember?

A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.
A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.
A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.

She was ecstatic when she remember her grocery list!

Okay, so many times before leaving for the grocery store I make a list both mentally and physically about the things that I need at the store. 90% of the times I leave the list at home, so then it's up to my MENTAL CAPABILITIES to remember what I was planning to get.

So if you ever see me in the store, talking to myself, repeating the same thing over and over and over, don't call the people on me! I'm not in need of one of those white jackets with the pretty shiny buckles. I'm doing what I learned years and years ago from Sesame Street. Because that seems to be the only way I can remember anything these days!

A loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter.
I remembered! I remembered!


Mary Moore said...

Yup, been there since BEFORE I had my kids...You should see me now...

The Daily Blonde said...

I do this CONSTANTLY. If I write a list down, I forget the list. I've often walked into a store and said, "What am I here for???" It's age, kids, life, stress....all bundled up into one big memory loss package!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I TOTALLY remember that girl on Sesame Street!

And brain just does not hold information the way it once did! If I don't write it down I have no chance of remembering it!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Repetition is a great way to remember things. I try to do this too. It doesn't always work because I get distracted but it is a wonderful method to use.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I remember that from Sesame Street!!

I do the exact same thing except, I memorize the initials and then make a word (sorta like word verification).

For instance,

I just remember BASC. Then I have to remember what each letter stands for.

I'm older and the forgetfulness can be attributed to being a mom!

Dysd Housewife said...

You missed a very crucial part. In the scene, as she's walking she starts to say things like:

A stick of milk
A loaf of butter
A container of bread