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!