I'm losing my mind
My name is Michele Henry. I'm 32 years-old. And I'm losing my mind.
It's only a bit funny.
This week alone I've locked myself out of my house twice. It's not even Wednesday. Like someone 82 years my senior I forget where I put things, such as the phone, my lunch, my frickin' keys, even if I touched them, like, a second ago.
Words escape me. Names - forget about it. I have no idea who anyone is anymore. I just say "hey, you, cutie," when I'm staring at someone (such as my husband) and can't remember what to call him.
The most frightening part is that "they" say this is normal. Apparently, pregnant women become absent minded, forgetful, doofus-like.
What the hell kind of evolutionary edge could that possible give us?? I can't see how not remembering where I have to be when, or who I spoke to on the phone for an hour yesterday, could benefit my life or the life of the baby currently slurping up my amniotic fluid.
Wouldn't it be better (for everyone) if pregnant women got super brain? We're expected to work during the day - without lettin' 'em see us sweat - and still be awake to converse socially with people in the evening time.
So, why does nature make us, well, less competent? dumber?
I have not yet found a suitable answer. I'm still looking. I'll let you know when I figure it out. If, that is, I still remember the question.