Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Brillant Baby ... My Absentmind


I recently came across this study that says women with wider hips tend to have babies with higher I.Q.'s (more room to grow?? they didn't specify). Then the other day at the pharmacy these Chinese women kept looking at Kai. When I came to the counter they commented on how round Kai's head was. This wasn't the first time I heard this, when he was born all the nurses told me I had a perfectly shaped baby doll for a baby, and he was! From the way the Chinese women were looking at it, closely examining the shape and size, I didn't know if it was a bad thing and nervously asked 'why?'. They quickly reassured me that it was a good thing and that they believe that babies with really round heads are smart. Silly me! I know my baby is smart why would I even worry!?!

Of course he is smart, now at 10 months he is full of clever surprises. Elmer is bilingual and only talks to Kai in Spanish, I think it has advanced his language skills because Kai will put two words together now. When he wants his bottle he tells me "baba mama, BABA!" and when Kai and Elmer are dancing and jammin to music Kai happily babbles "Ya dada, ya!". He points his finger, waves goodbye, says "Hi" or what sounds like hi, claps his hands, plays peek-a-boo, and crawls and climbs on anything and everything. He is a boy alright, and a boy who knows how to FLIRT! Watch out all you girls!

My baby is brilliant and I.. I am absentminded, all the time! STILL!!! So I have a theory, because I used to be smart, at least I think I did. My baby stole my brain. Since I first got pregnant til, well... now, I have spent the better part of my day walking in circles because I forgot what I was doing. As far a specifics episodes go, I can't really remember but a few days ago my absentmindedness really got the better of me. I went to the ATM put int the card, checked my balance and... walked away, with the card in the ATM, pin entered and the screen asking if I wanted another transaction, and I walked away!! Luckily an honest women came up behind me and got my attention before I got to far. Does it ever go away? I wasn't always this stupid was I??? I don't think I have any brains left for other kids. Please I need a little reassurance!


P.S. I think that every mother should brag about their children to let them know they are loved! I know you all have brilliant kids too, despite the size of your hips! So if you haven't bragged about your little bugs, DO IT!

7 comments:

Leiser Family said...

Eventually you will recover from your absent mind. I promise. In the meantime use notes!

Jodi said...

actually I think your absent mind is from something else entirely.....

Melissa and Bryan said...

ha ha I love it! I feel the same way many times! I start doing something and then I get side tracked and start doing something else and forget what I was supposed to be doing. Don't worry your brain will come back!

Mom Tobler said...

Hi Cindy
So glad found me...so I could find you! Thanks for leaving a comment. I love blogging. It helps me feel connected to all my Pasco friends that I miss...
As for absentmindedness...now what were we talking about...
Sis. T

The Feely Crew said...

Cindy you are not the only one. Trust me. I've met many a moms walking circles and they don't know why. It happens to all of us at one time or another. Your kid is way smart. That awsome!!

Allison

Walker Family said...

Cindy!! My goodness! Living in Hawaii wiht a beautiful family! what a life! You look great by the way! My blog is private but you wan e-mail me and I'll add you to the list. . it's lizastrebel@hotmail.com. Love love that I found you . . it seems like just yesterday when you and chels were in my bathroom getting ready for Prom!!

Jenny W said...

Definitely, welcome to the crowd!! Cindy, You are just a doll! I love you and I love your fun comments....They always brighten my day :) And YES-Kai is so cute, perfect, and a genius too....Good job!