Did you know that today is Cinco de Mayo? You did? And so did everyone else? Interesting.
I did. And then I didn’t. And then I did.
Sometimes I think I am related to Dory from Finding Nemo.
Here’s my train of thought:
“Hey! it’s Cinco de Mayo. I should have a margarita and some guacamole.”
Five minutes later…
“What am I going to do tonight? I think The Boy has Cub Scouts. Maybe The Girl and I can get frozen yogurt.”
Sees post on Facebook on how people who aren’t Mexican will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
“Oh. Yeah. I forgot. I must remember to teach the kids about the Battle of Puebla.”
Later in the day…
“If I stop at Kohl’s, I can return those toys and pick up something for myself. Maybe that pencil skirt…”
I see an article about the best tequila on the market.
“Right. Cinco de Mayo. I used to drink an f-ton of Mexican beer to celebrate the holiday. I wonder if I could do that now…. But then I’d have a hangover, and who can work with a hangover?”
And so on and so forth until I’m at home, drinking a glass of Sauvignon Blanc on my couch and binge watching Daredevil on Netflix.
Seriously. I am amazed at myself. Where is my denunciation of the French? It’s certainly not stated in my wine choice. I might as well have said, “Gee, I wish the French had won the war. Let’s raise a glass to them.” Ugh. What the actual fuck?
(PS: condescending history lesson… Cinco de Mayo celebrates the defeat of the French in a key battle at the hands of the Mexican army)
So, what day is it again? Maybe I’ll have one more glass of wine before I go to bed. It’s not like anything is happening today, is it?
7 responses to “Am I Senile Or Forgetful?”
They say your brain shrinks 7% with each pregnancy. Although one would hope it goes back to normal after delivery. Wait. What was your blog post about? Something about a pencil skirt, I think.
Eternal baby brain. That must be it!
This is so me lately! On the one hand, I’m glad I’m not alone, on the other…wait, I forgot what I was going to say…pass the wine. The French wine.
I’ll pour a glass for me too 🙂
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Are we all turning into our mothers? I remember rolling my eyes at her many-a-time for just this behaviour. This year the kids rolled their eyes when I served them spaghetti on Pancake Tuesday after mentioning it several times that week and even that morning.
We don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Canada but it was Taco Tuesday (religious!) so I guess I got it right.
Look at you, all American with your accidental celebration of Cinco de Mayo 🙂
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I’m past middle age (unless I plan to live to 105-years-old or something), so every time I lose my train of thought or can’t remember where I put my keys I’m convinced that I’m becoming demented. I had a neurologist friend tell me that playing games (of any type) are good for keeping the brain sharp – so I totally play Candy Crush and such about 8 hours a day.