I’m just going to come right out and say it: I’m a thief.
It all happened so fast. I ran into the grocery store for a speedy shop, and no more than five minutes later, I walked out an accidental thief. But it didn’t hit me then. It wasn’t until I was home, slapping turkey on a sub that I realized I had scanned my items and had forgotten to pay.
The postpartum brain is more disordered than a toddler’s storytelling.
I guess I’m just sharing to let you know I see you.
Put the milk in the pantry?
Brew your coffee without grounds?
Book a flight for the wrong date?
Look around the house for the phone in your hand?
Pack a diaper bag, sans diaper?
I’m sharing to let you know I don’t have it all together. Like, any of it actually.
I don’t have any of it together. But at the same time, I feel like I’m thriving? Why is motherhood so weird?
As a mom, I feel more empowered as a woman than I ever have in my life. With a brain functioning on low speed internet, I’m managing more than I ever have before and, you know…sustaining another human life. No big deal.
I don’t think moms should subscribe to the “do it all” mentality, but I’ve learned that we are capable of a lot.
I can admit to my brain problems because I know it is normal. As a woman, no matter what phase of life you are in, your body is constantly shifting, and that includes your brain. So take care of yourself. Nourish your body and spirit; prioritize sleep and rest, eat well, get outside, move your body, and be with others. If you focus on the basics, you will likely be able to laugh at yourself when bizarre things happen.