so that’s where mommy brains go



Last night, as I was putting the girls to bed, I picked up a dolly off the ground and handed it to Lexi. She cuddled it immediately and gave the plastic, bald headed dolly a few loving strokes. I could see Lily eyeballing the love fest from across the room.

Lily: Mom, I think that’s my dolly.

Me: Oh man, I can never keep your dollies straight. Sorry Lil.

Lily: That’s okay. But mom, I think you need to put your brains in.

Me: Great idea! If you can find them for me, I’ll get right on that.

She looked over to the nightstand and spotted her favorite Brobee figurine.

Lily: I think Brobee has them.

She grabbed miniature Brobee, made a few sound effects with concurrent hand gestures as if she was performing robotic surgery on the green figurine and then deliberately walked back to me, drilled an imaginary hole in my head and returned the brains I have been missing since getting knocked up in 2005.

Many thanks to my little Lily and to the glow-stick-carrying-ravers creators of Yo Gabba Gabba for bringing back my brains. I have seriously been missing them for a long time.

We’ll know if it worked if I can remember to get the clothes out of the drier or to shave my legs before my date night.

Somehow I doubt it.



  1. 1
    stefanie says:

    Hold on. Your married right? You don’t still shave your legs do you?

  2. 2
    Suzette says:

    I agree. Shaving along with a shower are a mother’s luxury! Taking the clothes out of the dryer can wait until it’s missed or too wrinkled to wear. Mine usually require a re-wash and dry to avoid ironing! hehe

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    Crystal says:

    HeHe…Yo Gabba Gabba is totally a raver show huh? ;) There have been moms on my online moms group that have defended that show for its educational content. I’m like "Yeah Yeah…it’s raves for kids…minus the X."

    I’m with Stefanie…you still shave? hehe

  4. 4

    Helloooooooo, today is Friday. Time to talk about Wayne Brady and how he is conspired to make you a stay at home mom. Tick tock. I am waiting…

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    Natalie says:

    Sweetness. At least you are raising helpful children, right?

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