I’ve lost my mind.  I can’t remember anything these days.  It may have something to do with the fact that my life has turned into multi-tasking mayham.  Before the holidays, mothers who are already busier than busy bees have to become like bees who have drunk too many cups of coffee – the shopping, the card writing, cookie baking, and the decorating is enough to drive a mother into the looney bin.  And the scary thing is that the looney bin sounds really good right now – it’s quiet with padded walls and someone to bring me dinner and nice little pills to take every night before I go to sleep.  I can go sit in a group therapy session where everyone will listen to my problems instead of saying, "Yeah, yeah, enough about you … when will dinner be ready?"
Lately, I’ve tried to alleviate the situation by making a list of everything I need to accomplish before December 25.
Then I forgot where I put the list. 
So, I made another list again and tacked it on the refrigerator where it stayed safe for days until I started stress eating because I had so much to do on the list and I accidentally ate the list during one of my feeding frenzies.  I thought it was rice paper – I swear.
I knew I had to remedy the situation so I created a list of things I’d already done.  The list said just one thing: make a list.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember anything I’d done in the last hour, let alone the last few weeks. 
I’d keep writing tonight, but now I can’t remember what I was talking about.  I can’t wait for January 2.

About Vicky DeCoster

Award-winning humor writer Vicky DeCoster is the author of "From Diapers to Dorkville," "Husbands, Hot Flashes, and All That Hullabaloo!" and "The Wacky World of Womanhood." She has been published in over 60 magazines, books, and on several web sites. Vicky lives in Nebraska with her husband and two children where she loves to laugh every day. Visit her at
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2 Responses to Memories

  1. Jenn says:

    Sign me up for the loony bin! Happy pills AND I don\’t have to cook…..I\’m there!

  2. The Hook says:

    This sounds like me on a GOOD DAY!

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