I frequently feel that the saying I heard so often has proved true… When you have kids your brain turns to mush. I, Kate, have a mushy brain and Josh will be the first to agree.
Here’s how I know that my brain has gone soft:
I never seem to remember the word I’m searching for when talking. I’ll sputter and stall and still the word never seems to appear.
I not only can’t find the word I’m looking for, I also can’t even use real words. I often combine two words or terms into one.
When I take words I can remember and put them together into a sentence, if you can call it that, it usually makes absolutely no sense, changes tenses half-way through, or just doesn’t work.
I seem to have a much harder time remembering past events very well or specific details.
I really don’t remember being such an ill-equipped speaker before. I mean, seriously, I was on the Forensics (Speech Team) all four years of high school. I gave talks at church, served in various leadership positions, and talked a lot with my friends and family. I am a talker! I love talking. But, lately it seems I am the worst at doing so properly. I can’t form complete thoughts let alone sentences. I have lost my public speaking skills, heck, my private speaking skills! So though I am a college graduate that has always done fairly well (though not exceptional) in English, writing, grammar, and so on, I seem no longer able to form a simple sentence. In fact I find it amazing I am able to even keep up this blog.
I blame this all on motherhood. Maybe it’s the fact that most of my daily conversations are one-sided, simple commands, so that by the time my husband comes home I am found groping for proper English usage and vocabulary as I try to explain my day and things I have been thinking about.
So, despite what recent scientific studies have found about mothers actually becoming smarter, I will disagree and say it hasn’t made this Momma any smarter. So, please tell me I am not the only one who has experienced the Mush Brain Syndrome after giving birth to children!