As a non-parent, there are things about parents’ behaviours that you find perplexing. Why do they talk about poop so much? Why do they cry when they talk about their kids? Why do they want to go to baby showers?
In spite of being a staunchly cynical and relatively sardonic person, I have changed. It’s not that I didn’t believe women when they told me about “Mom Brain”, it’s that I figured I was somehow immune or that it just wouldn’t happen to me. Of course I’m not immune, and while exhaustion and forgetfulness are the more typically discussed “Mom Brain” symptoms, there’s others that are more intriguing to me.