Friday, September 11, 2009

As I Sit Here

Thinking of inconsequential things, I start to wonder....exactly WHEN did I turn into my mother?!?!?! I looked in the mirror the other day and I saw my mom looking back at me.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my mom! She raised 5 children on her own with minimal help. We have a HUGE family...my mom is the oldest of 6 and we ALL multiply like rabbits! I am the oldest grandchild...there are between 25 and 30 of us! The great grands? I have NO earthly idea how many we have, but there's a BUNCH of them! My cousin has had 5 children before she turned 30! Yes, we're a bunch of ho's.

I'm perplexed...I used to be semi-smart....when did I get to be SO stupid?!?!?! I was talking to my mom the other day and I told her that I honestly thought having children sucked the smarts right out of a woman. I mean think about it!

Before I had children, I LOVED reading Shakespeare and talking about his sonnets and plays. I could actually hold an intelligent conversation with a college professor without feeling like I was talking in circles or that the people I was talking with thought I was dumber than dirt. I am a country girl, I was raised on a ranch in SOUTHERN California and Macon, GA. I KNOW that I am smart...but since having my children, I feel like every smart cell has gone.

I have friends with kids and we've had discussions about how kids dumb you down...why is that? I work with educated people, they have children, but at work...we're all a bunch of loonies! I'd LOVE to have a conversation that doesn't revolve around politics (I HATE POLITICS!), religion (I'm a heathen), sex, school or ANYTHING to do with the world of Hollywood and the tabloids.*

*My daughter wants to be an actress one day, so I HAVE to be up-to-date on my tabloid info.

I don't wanna be dumb anymore! Some one, PLEASE tell me that I'll get smart again once the demon spawn, I mean children, are out of my house!

6 comments:

Crys' Mom said...

My mom sent me this after I emailed her my blog...

If you don't have conversations about those things, what's left? I think that raising children sucks the sanity not the smarts out of you. But, sometimes it's worth it, SOMETIMES.

Maelstrom said...

LOL, you're old.

the mama bird diaries said...

I'm hoping its just fatigue.

I never had the smarts to really read Shakespeare and talk about his sonnets and plays. See - you're already smarter than most of us.

Susan said...

I know you're wicked smaht. I've read your writing.

♥ Braja said...

What's a heathen do these days?
:)

Lisa said...

When you read me this on the phone the other day it really made me laugh..this of course being because as you read it I was visualizing our daily lives and could soooo see where you were coming from!

And in reply to your comment...I too am glad we have each other, and couldnt imagine my life without you all in it!! And yes, as surprising as it may seem your hubby actually does have a softer side...lol....he only talked me off the ledge after trying to throw me himself! lol just kidding...LOVE YOU GIRL!