Many years ago, I heard a female comedian talk about skinny women. And how skinny women say things like, "I just forget to eat." The comedian went on to say that was a bunch of malarkey-- that only stupid people forget to eat. I have never forgotten that.
Fast forward to today. I ate this morning around 10:30, a bowl of cereal with a banana sliced on top. Then I got busy. Just before I left to get the kids from school this afternoon, I made a big pot of baked potato soup, which we will eat for dinner topped with bacon and cheese. My daughter is making a chocolate chip cake and in a moment (when I finish with this), I am going to help her make a chocolate lovers' frosting. So it's not like I haven't been near the kitchen or around food.
A minute ago, I was suddenly, overwhelmingly hungry. Famished. I thought about it, and I couldn't remember what I had eaten last, or when. I backtracked through a myriad of assorted tasks and landed on that long-ago bowl of cereal. It has been six hours since I ate that, though!
And then I remembered the quote from the comedian-- that only stupid people forget to eat. And I stood there, thinking that something I have long suspected is absolutely true. While being a mom has made me so much smarter in so many ways, it has also made me stupid, too. Many brain cells lost forever through pregnancy, sleepless nights, and dealing with little people who ask mind-boggling questions and have their own brand of thick-headedness. (Ever found yourself arguing with one of them??) Though, I must say that the little people at my house never forget to eat! Confirming something else I have long suspected-- they are actually smarter than me.
And so moms, if from time to time you feel stupid, just remember, it's not your fault. It's part of the job description.