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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

'Momnesia' - fact or fiction?

Fark just linked to a new USA Today story on "Momnesia", or the ways that new moms (and dads) forget about stuff when the lil' one rolls into town.

Interesting article -- one woman forgot she'd been at a friend's wedding a month earlier. There's a helpful sidebar, Parents with babies need time to reset their inner clock. Witness this little gem:
To be at their best, parents should never be on baby duty more than three nights a week, Maas says. He advises parents to sleep whenever they can, even if for just 20 minutes.
Ahh, yes. So mom gets baby Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; dad gets baby Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; and Shaky Biff, the homeless guy with alcoholism and Parkinson's, will look after her on Sunday.

Where the hell do they find these "experts" with such helpful advice? The discussion on Fark didn't take long before this appropro comment popped up:
It's not called momnesia, it's called getting farking 2 hours of sleep a night.

Sounds about right to dad, who still has problems remembering more than a few song lyrics -- down from his, er, high, no pun intended, which included the memorization of the full lyrics to Jethro Tull's "Thick As a Brick".

Besides, anyone notice that the "lose up to 700 hours of sleep" over a year somehow magically is almost a perfect equivalent to (number of days per year) X (two hours per day)? Some study. Some surprising results, neh?


  • No coments! This will never be accepted...I agree with your thougts!
    Miss you guys!
    With love,
    Aunt Selle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/3/08 08:24  

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