Good news for Dads...

Many women have told me that they started losing their memory when they were pregnant, and it only got worse when they actually had kids. I've decided this is, in fact, true and I've used this reasoning to explain many of my forgetful or silly actions since becoming a mother.

However, what is not talked about is that Dads, too, seem to be affected by this brain shrinkage. I'll give you two examples of what I mean (and I did get permission to share!)

Case #1: It's the middle of the night. M wakes up, crying. My husband, being the amazing man that he is, usually takes night duty so I can sleep. I hear her; he doesn't. I nudge him.
"Do you want me to get her this time?"
"No, I've got her"...And he removes the covers like he's going to get up...but he lays there. She cries harder.
"Babe, get up and get her or I'll go."
"Okay, okay. I've got it." And still he lays there. And she cries louder.
...and then he begins to pat his stomach. Pat, pat, pat.
"What are you doing??"
"Oh. Whoops." And he finally gets up.

Case #2: Again, the middle of the night. M wakes up, crying. I'm pretty sure she's hungry because she didn't eat well at dinner time (since she's been sick).
"Do you want me to go get her? She needs to eat."
"No, I've got her." And he gets up out of bed and starts walking toward the door (yea!) But as he reaches the door, he turns around and starts walking back toward me...with his palms facing up and out toward me. Crying continues in the other room.
"What are you doing??"
"Well, she has this pillow that she normally likes, but, here. I'll give her to you now... " At which point he extends his arms out toward me, like he's handing our child over.
Again, "What are you doing??"
"Oh. I dont know."
And the next morning, he had no recollection of this late night occurrence.

So dads, listen up! I have good news for you. You can use the I-lost-part-of-my-brain-through-pregnancy-and-parenthood reason too!

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