Forgetting : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!"

Oh brother! I must be getting old. This week I feel so scatterbrained!!!!

At pre-school I had the kids make a scare-crow face. I thought they could tape a popsicle stick to the back and put it infront of their face, kind of like a mask. But when it was time to put them on they were gone. All of the mothers searched the whole building looking for them, and some thought I was crazy and hadn't even brought them. But I knew I had!! Well we went to the gym and the kids played ball, then I realized they were in the pocket of my jacket!!!!!

A few nights ago, I was leaving and met Cale coming in our lane. I backed up a little so I could talk to him. When I went to leave I pushed rather hard on the gas (I was on a hill) and flew backwards! I forgot to put it in Drive. Cale laughed at me and said he had done the same thing at a stop light earlier that day. At least we are both losing our minds together!!!

-- Melissa (, October 27, 2001


I know as you get older you forget more, but it seems that lots of younger people are having trouble remembering, makes you water what's in the water or those checkerboard jet streams.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, October 27, 2001.

Melissa, I was going to make a comment on your post.... now what was it again? AAARRRRGGGHHH! I forgot....

-- Cheryl in KS (, October 27, 2001.

I always have to write myself lists, and I am 33. I like to think it is because I am the busy mom of five kids and all that. I probably have a brain cloud...:o) Like in "Joe vs. the Volcano". Hee hee.

-- notnow (, October 27, 2001.

Forgetfulness can also be a sign of an illness, like thyroid disease. I used to have what some call a photographic mind, I could remember whole pages just skimming through books, remember events, dates, etc., from ages ago. Now I have to make myself a list for everything......and then I forget the list!

-- Lenette (, October 27, 2001.

I think it is really just a lack of attention. Sometimes we get so many things going on we don't focus on the task at hand. I know I am usually doing 10 things at once, especially when my kids are around.

-- Melissa (, October 27, 2001.

Once I forgot something, and my dad said to get up and walk across the room, and I would remember it. I was very surprised to find that he was right! He said moving around helps activate the memory. But I don't know how many times I have walked across the kitchen, opened a cupboard, and stood there, like Winnie-the-Pooh, saying, "Think, think, think..."

-- Cathy N. (, October 27, 2001.

I never seam to remember whats important or I have selective memory as they say. I always seem to forget this one lady's order requests. Or maybe I don't like her and don't want to remember. I have a great memory for everyone's phone numbers but can never seem to remember my own. I guess if something was important enough then I wouldn't forget it.

-- mindy (, October 29, 2001.

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