Mama Diaries

Friday, March 4, 2016

Mindless Mama

I've been doing a lot a running on the "hamster wheel." I honestly don't know if I'm coming or going. There's just so much on my plate! As a result, I've been a little absent minded.  I try to write down things I need to get or do, but even with a written reminder, I forget.

The other day, my son asked me to pick up a few items from the grocery store. "Okay, Bubba. But I might forget," I told him. "I'm brain-dead."

He looked at me funny. "Brain-dead? Mama, being brain-dead is the first leading cause of death."

"Really?" I asked.

He nodded. "If your brain is dead, your heart and lungs won't work. And if your heart and lungs don't work, then your body dies."

I could tell he was taking this seriously. "Okay. So maybe I'm not exactly brain-dead. Just mindless."

"What exactly does that mean?"

"It means that Mama's mind is out of her head and circling around the galaxy, weaving in and out of asteroids, trying not to collide with celestial bodies."

"Oh," he said. "That makes sense."

It makes perfect sense to me, too!

35 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    I can imagine Bubba playing the role of "Ducky" on NCIS someday. He has a long, detailed explanation for everything. :)

    I have been called a space cadet on many occasions. :)

    Enjoy your weekend, dear friend!

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    1. It's not such a bad thing to be a space cadet! ;-)

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  2. First leading cause of death? He was serious, wasn't he?

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  3. He sure took the serious route there, good explanation too lol

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    1. Sometimes he can be really serious. This was one of those times.

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  4. You sound like me! I have told my children not to expect me to remember things for them. They are much better at that than me now. In fact, I now ask them for reminders.

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  5. You sound like me! I have told my children not to expect me to remember things for them. They are much better at that than me now. In fact, I now ask them for reminders.

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  6. "That makes sense!" *LOL* He's a smart guy and funny. Have a great weekend!

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    1. He is funny! Enjoy your week, Christine!

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  7. I love the way Bubba's mind works!

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    1. It is remarkable. In fact, he was tested for gifted and talented, and he ranked the highest in his grade for creativity.

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  8. LOL! Yes. It actually does make more sense. ;)

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  9. Delightful story, Sherry. I really think he could see this as children do. You have a creative son...he takes after you.

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    1. Yes, we are two very creative people.

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  10. LOL. My mind probably circles the galaxy a lot, too, so I agree, this makes sense! :P

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    1. I think it's a sign of intelligence, actually. ;-)

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  11. Ah yes, I know the feeling. I hope it gets better soon.

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    1. I don't think there's any hope for my mindlessness. Everyone is just going to have to get used to it. ;-)

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  12. i miss this funny conversations of yours with Bubba. Lol. Mindless, any tip for a cure? I accidentally shaved my husband's hair with the wrong electric shaver attachment. Oops.

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    1. I was just thinking about you. How funny is that? So glad to see you, again! What you did to your husband's hair sounds like something I'd do. As far as I know, there's no cure. ;)

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  13. There's so much on your plate... Throw away the plate. No, I'm not kidding.

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    1. Haha! Do you think the world will go on if I throw away my plate? ;0)

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  14. My brain is in the same orbit as yours!

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  15. So cute, I'm sure you see other brains in orbit too! I think yours is doing great,no worries.

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    1. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I've seen a few minds floating around during my travels throughout the galaxy. ;-)

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  16. I can relate to that description! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I think a lot of us are in the same boat.

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  17. Unfortunately, memory lapses don't improve with age. I'm pretty sure that's why God invented Post-it notes. :)

    Bubba's got a point about brain death being the leading cause of death. (Gotta love him!) Must be a lot of "walking dead" in Congress these days.

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    1. Haha! I'll have to stock up on Post-It notes.

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  18. Kids can be at their funniest when they catch you off guard with seriousness.

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