I was doing a little thinking this morning about getting older and well......memory loss.
I was scheduled to meet a friend, to pick up her daughter. She called to see if we were all still on schedule. I said, "Were we planning to meet at _____ or _____ intersection? She said, "Remember, we decided to meet at the ______ restaurant near your house?" I could not believe I had let this slip my mind.
How can a person forget something like that after only a couple of days? It is a strange phenomenon, let me tell you!
It's not like this is the first time something has slipped my mind. I am after all, in my mid forties. Eeeek! I don't like to admit that, but I have to face the fact that on my birthday next month I will be smack dab in the middle of my forties. My husband has tried to tell me, for the last couple of years, that I am in my mid forties. I tell him it's not true! But, knowing that I'm going to hit the birthday that is between 44 and 46 soon, I guess it is true.
Several years ago - I forget how many (ha!) I started to forget about things that happened years ago, when my older children were growing up. It really kind of came as a shock, so unexpected.
I have conversations with my children, and they say something like, "Do you remember when we did such and such?" Sometimes I remember, and sometimes I don't. I don't like this at all! How can there be pieces of their childhoods missing from my memory? Sometimes I can't remember which child used which cute baby word, etc.
I am glad that my children will be around to tell me the stories from their childhoods. But, what will I do when they hit their mid-forties?
I do so wish the brain and how it works was something we could control. I'd like to be able to just open a file drawer and take out the memory folder I'm looking for.
What happens after the mid-forties? Tell me it's not all down hill from here!