Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"Baby Brain" (as my class liked to call it!)

Ok, so I have had major "baby brain" the past nine months of pregnancy. This is a term my kids loved while I was teaching this year. They would tell me the baby was making me "crazy" when I'd do something silly in class. We would just call it Mrs. Day's "baby brain". Well I had a major "baby brain" moment the other night and I'm just now ready to talk about it! :)

I am not much of a cook, specially now that I am on such a limited diet. I really don't want to cook if its not something I really want to eat. Cooking is not fun to me, I dread coming home to cook after a day of working or running around. Zak is amazing about my cooking. He never ever gets upset with me if I tell him we are having fish sticks or he's on his own and he always says he likes what I cook, even if its horrible! Well, last Thursday, I decided that I was going to make homemade chicken noodle soup. Not hard...right!?!?! I was home most of the day so I worked on adding all the right ingredients throughout the afternoon. When Zak got home dinner was waiting for him. He was super excited that I even had anything ready so we sat down to eat. He asked if I added anything new to the soup and I said no, its just like my mom makes it. I took my first bite and thought oh gosh this is HOT! Well, I'm a wimp to spicy foods so I waited for Zak's reaction. His eyes lit up and he said are you sure you didn't put Tony Chachere or something like that in it? I said no, its paprika. Then I thought...OH NO... I grabbed the wrong seasoning! I added cayenne pepper (alot of it) instead of paprika! (To my defense they are in similar bottles and are the same color.) It was so hot! I was so upset at myself, I cried (go figure), and poor Zak tried desperately to finish his bowl of soup. Even he couldn't do it and he loves spicy foods!
I guess this could have happened to anyone but I really do feel like I'm going a bit crazy at times. More so than normal! I'm sure things won't change much when Colton comes.

6 comments:

Sheri said...

Oh no!!!!! That is TOTALLY something I would do, too. I will have to use the baby brain excuse for the inevitable next time. :P

amy <> said...

Ha! I just laughed out loud! I totally understand-- my kids always said the same thing-- "Mrs. Owen, what are Reese and Riley doing to your brain?!" Let's see, my latest: leaving all the groceries in the car for almost an hour, going to Target for lunch sacks and leaving with a basket full of everything BUT that... I could go on and on... :) And-- it's the thought that counts!! :)

Greisie said...

Just letting you know that I e-mailed Zak today. I told him that I have a BIG feeling that Colton will be making his appearance on Saturday. My prediction is around3:00 p.m. I know you're ready, so I thought i would throw my "feeling" out there. :)

Hope you are well and have a GREAT week!

Leah said...

HA!!! This sounds just like something I would do ... with no baby brain! I am not the best cook ever! I've really been trying to practice lately!

I am Trish Marie said...

THAT is exactly why I don't cook. I do stuff like that all the time.

Robbie and Barb's Family said...

So what is it called when you aren't pregnant any more? I have it... whatever it is ;-) It comes from sleep deprivation and never getting to finish a complete sentence again! (The picture of soup is beautiful!)