Most of my life I have been mistaken for being younger than I actually am. I’ve been told that I will appreciate this as I age, but it can still be awkward explaining that I’m actually an adult who lives with my husband (especially when I’m 8 months pregnant–true story).
When I found out I was pregnant with Babykins, a new concern arose. What if I starting looking older than my age? After all, motherhood can be hard on a woman’s body. Pregnancy and prolonged sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your youthful vigor.
However, I now know the issue of age and motherhood isn’t whether I look younger or older. It’s actually the fact that I’m too tired and distracted to remember my age.
Much like Pregnancy Brain, Mommy Brain is a common occurrence among mothers. Symptoms include lack of focus, forgetfulness, and confusion. I am not exempt from this phenomena.
Case in point, the other day I wanted to shower before our family left for a morning appointment.
I returned about 5 minutes later fully dressed and groomed but still unshowered. My husband was befuddled.
Yes, I forgot I was going to take a shower in the 30 seconds it took to walk from the dining room to our bedroom. At least I remembered to put on deodorant.