What is going ON?

I cannot seem to remember my own name. 

So, first, last week, I rock up to work without my laptop. This equipment is kinda crucial to my role. I couldn't even pretend. I had to look blank-faced at my boss and tell him I was going home again. And not coming back. (It's a bit of a commute and I only work in school hours.) Luckily he's awesome and told me he'd done the same thing last month (I didn't believe him but really, what a nice man.)

Then I turn up at sister Suzie's house on Sunday without the afternoon tea I'd promised to bring. Totally forgot about it. She was obviously trying to figure out how to ask whether I'd brought anything as planned and eventually quietly whipped up a batch of muffins for the five hungry children. And me. Who really didn't deserve one. 'Cept she's awesome too and assured me it was no big deal. 

Then I made brownies last night and left out the sugar. The SUGAR. Out of the brownies. Inedible. In the bin. 

So tonight I promised myself I'd concentrate really hard while making these:

Some chocolate cupcakes (butter cake recipe with 1 cup cocoa and a chocolate and cream frosting) for my divine neighbours who are celebrating two birthdays today, Mum and newly-seventeen-year-old (our favourite babysitter.) 

Amazingly I didn't forget their joint birthday (Henry remembered too) and the whole family is coming around shortly for coffee and cake. 

Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything else.

Parents in law arrive tomorrow. Check. 

Easter hat parade at school on Thursday. Check.

Camping over Easter with friends. MAY have forgotten that our blowup mattress is at Mum and Dad's. 27 weeks pregnant and sleeping on the ground. Hopefully won't forget my sense of humour. 


8 Comments on “forgetting

Simone (Pakenham, Victoria)
March 31, 2010 at 1:17 am

Totally new to your blog & love it so much. Being a single mother of two delightful kids who can make life so challenging (to say the !) that it’s great to discover another mum battling motherhood with a good amount of humour and fun. Have spent the past hour devouring the fantastic recipes you’ve tried …thanks for the pleasurable reading!!

Alex Nolan
March 31, 2010 at 7:34 am

Wow – great photo and absolutely GORGEOUS cake cases. Where did you get them, what are they called, and if you fancied sending your favourite cousin-in-law a present, they’d do nicely, thanks!!!!

I’d say that 27 weeks pregnant with baby number 3 is a fine excuse for forgetting things. It’s when your baby number 3 is 14 months and you still forget things that people starts asking questions….!

Love to all xxxx

March 31, 2010 at 7:59 am

It really was no big deal and the look on your face was priceless!
I think everyone goes into that blurry state at some stage- I forgot to turn up to a dinner held in my pregnant honour that my mums’ group organised me. They thought it was hysterical when they called and asked what I was doing (I still didn’t cotton on even then).
Ahh… yes.. the placenta brain- it’s happened to all of us 🙂

March 31, 2010 at 10:42 am

from about six months pregnant onwards i would regularly put the milk back in the cupboard and the sugar in the fridge.

March 31, 2010 at 10:42 am

You remembered to take all your children to afternoon tea, I reckon that is an achievement in itself…. says I also 27 weeks pregnant with three other kids. Forgetful just comes with the territory sometimes! LOL

Inner Pickle
March 31, 2010 at 11:01 am

Right. Note to self. Cupcake cases for Alex! Better make that an electronic note with reminder function.

Cases from a place called Spotlight – can’t think of a UK equivalent – inexpensive and hey so CUTE, right? You just bake right in them. No cupcake tin required.

I’ll get you some next time I’m there, it would be my pleasure. xxx

Inner Pickle
March 31, 2010 at 11:02 am

You trump me with the TWINS Ms Pickle!!! Race you to the end, OK? xxx

Melissa Linardon
March 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm

OK so i have a 4 year old, and i still forget heaps of stuff. I can’t even claim placenta brain. Once its gone there is no coming back.


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