I can see the headlines now. “Work at Home Mom Forgets Baby’s Name.”
You would think with only one child underfoot most of the time, I should be able to keep the kid’s name straight. Apparently not so.
James came home from work the other night and we were discussing some recent policy changes his employer, eBay had made. These changes are important to me, since I have been on a PowerSeller on eBay for several years. About that time an email about those eBay changes came into my inbox and I was reading it aloud to him while supervising Eva on her potty. She said she had to go. I am starting to think “Mama, potty!” is code for, “Let me get naked and then you can read books to me for a good long time while I have your almost undivided attention.”
So, she sat down, then stood up. I told her to sit. She sat. Then stood up again. Now, from recent experience I know that she is just as likely to pee on her feet as in the potty, so I encouraged her to sit again. She did for .2 milliseconds. Then she was back up again. And I said:
“eBay! Sit down and go potty!”
As if that was not bad enough, the next day while her cousins were over I managed to call her Georgia, Emma, and Bella within a one hour window.
Can I still blame the short-term memory loss on the four months of fertility drugs (which, by the way, did not work) or do I get to blame in on sleep-deprivation from dealing with a child who can use the potty but still wakes up every two hours all night whenever she is sick or teething (ie, almost all the time)?