Times ‘Mom Brain’ Was A Force To Be Reckoned With

There is this theory that after mothers have their children, they experience something called “mom brain,” which basically just means that they’re exhausted from raising another human and sometimes it shows.

Even though a lot of the time, the mom does most of the heavy lifting, dads are not immune to mom brain, so really it should just be called “parent brain” and we should honestly all respect it.

Who Needs A Tablet, Anyway?

woman left tablet on the hood of her car
Photo Credit: Instagram / @centsandfamily
Photo Credit: Instagram / @centsandfamily

And here we all thought that leaving your coffee mug on the top of your car and driving away was bad. At least it wasn’t your tablet, so you’ll never have to feel bad about that again.

Good Thing She Noticed Before Brushing

someone uses diaper cream instead of toothpaste
Photo Credit: Instagram / @goketowithcristinasuen
Photo Credit: Instagram / @goketowithcristinasuen

That would have been a rude awakening. I can’t imagine that rapid relief diaper cream would be tasty or do a good job of cleaning your teeth, but there are worse things to accidentally put in your mouth.

We’ve All Forgotten The Garbage Bag Before

someone forgot to put a garbage bag in the diaper genie
Photo Credit: Instagram / @amart818
Photo Credit: Instagram / @amart818

But forgetting to put in a garbage bag when you know the nature of the garage is going to be smelly and numerous? Seems like a rookie mistake that you only make once.

She Still Looks Great, So There Is That

woman forgot to blend her makeup
Photo Credit: Instagram / @mrs.hassler
Photo Credit: Instagram / @mrs.hassler

Walking out of the house without blending in my foundation is something I spend a weird amount of time worrying about. It would just be so easy to get distracted and forget!

It Was Probably A Good Call

mom accidentally sent a moldy sandwich to school with her kid
Photo Credit: Instagram / @sammysue37
Photo Credit: Instagram / @sammysue37

That is some seriously moldy bread to accidentally send in to school with your kid. I suppose if you pre-make lunches and then throw them all in the lunch bag, it could happen to anyone.

Guess Someone Is Going To Be Wearing Hats

someone started shaving their son's head but it was bad
Photo Credit: Instagram / @dangoldmedia
Photo Credit: Instagram / @dangoldmedia

This is like the “having a child” equivalent of giving yourself bangs because it seemed like a good idea at the time. His hair will grow back, and in the meantime, he’ll look great in hats.

That Cheese Should Probably Go In The Garbage

a woman thought that cheese was soap
Photo Credit: Reddit / lionellrichie
Photo Credit: Reddit / lionellrichie

It’s going to smelly and forever damp, now. There is no coming back from trying to use it as soap. That’s not what cheese is for and we all know it.

Maybe There Should Have Been Water In The Pot?

mom tries to boil toothbrushes and they melt
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jasminemcginnis
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jasminemcginnis

Boiling toothbrushes to disinfect them always seemed like a waste of time. They’re only like $2. Just buy new ones, because if you don’t and buy into that myth, you’re going to have to buy a new pot, too.

They Almost Fit

mom trying to put a baby sock on
Photo Credit: Instagram / @thepoppyandthepeony
Photo Credit: Instagram / @thepoppyandthepeony

Imagine how frustrating it would be to try and get those tiny socks past your toes when they weren’t even meant for big people feet? Looks like this mom has dainty feet to begin with, but they’re still baby socks.

This Is Why We Should Just Always Order Pizza

a burnt pizza
Photo Credit: Instagram / @hustleandflowfitnessfun
Photo Credit: Instagram / @hustleandflowfitnessfun

Making pizza at home never turns out as well as you want it to. Like when you leave the oven on broil instead of bake and then turn it into a crispy disaster.

Not Sure Why She Tried This, But OK

mom stuck a speaker on her face and it left a huge bruise
Photo Credit: Twitter / @abbie_owens
Photo Credit: Twitter / @abbie_owens

What reason is there really for a mom to try and stick a suction cup speaker to her forehead? For the laughs? Well, who’s laughing now, because she’s got a bruise on her forehead?

That Is Quite The Collection Of Stuff

mom forget to check the pockets of her diaper bag before washing
Photo Credit: Instagram / @hannahgmelson
Photo Credit: Instagram / @hannahgmelson

Note to self: Always make sure you check the diaper bag before throwing it into the wash, or else you might end up with a potentially huge mess that you don’t want.

Repeat After Me: Cheese Is Not A Bookmark

someone used a cheese slice as a bookmark
Photo Credit: Twitter / @LivUniLibraby
Photo Credit: Twitter / @LivUniLibraby

It could have been worse, she could have used cheese that wasn’t of the fake variety, so at least it just kind of turns to oil instead of going bad.

Always Check The Time-Out Space

a little girl playing with baby powder
Photo Credit: Instagram / @mrskooienga
Photo Credit: Instagram / @mrskooienga

This little girl was sent by her mom to take a time-out, but what mom didn’t anticipate was that the little girl was going to make a huge mess by playing with the baby powder.

One Bite At A Time From Now On

gummy vitamins melted
Photo Credit: Twitter / @steven_lams
Photo Credit: Twitter / @steven_lams

So, these multivitamins were left in the car when it was hot out, so of course they melted. What are we going to do instead of wasting them? Take tiny bites every day.

Now They For Sure Need That Coffee

someone brewed coffee without putting a mug under it
Photo Credit: Instagram / @rameytravelingcircus
Photo Credit: Instagram / @rameytravelingcircus

At least it was one of those single-serving coffee machines, so you only have one cup of coffee that’s foolishly spilled all over the counter instead of a whole pot’s worth.

Turkey Sprinkle Tacos…Tasty

someone put sprinkles on turkey meat instead of spices
Photo Credit: Instagram / @amybmckenzi
Photo Credit: Instagram / @amybmckenzi

Honestly, this is kind of on them for leaving the sprinkles so close to the turkey seasoning because that just seems like it was always going to end in disaster.

When In Doubt, Use A Carrot

mom used a carrot to plug the pool filter
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Sarahmooney06
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Sarahmooney06

Carrots will do when you need to plug something that is about the size of a human finger. Why she needs to plug the pool filter is a whole other issue that we won’t discuss here.

At Least She Has A Good Sense Of Humor

mom misspelled 'school' on her son's shirt
Photo Credit: Instagram / @bluegrassblogger
Photo Credit: Instagram / @bluegrassblogger

Ironic that she is making a shirt to celebrate her kid’s 100th day of school and can’t even spell “school” right. To be fair, H’s are always sneaky, so I think we can let this one slide.

What A Delicious Grilled…Bread?

mom made a grilled cheese with no cheese in it
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Krzwyf
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Krzwyf

This was probably the same mom who left the cheese slice in her book. That’s why she totally forgot to put cheese into these grilled cheese sandwiches for her little ones.

That’s One Way To Take Your Coffee

someone put beef stock in their coffee instead of cream
Photo Credit: Reddit / flashmanMRP
Photo Credit: Reddit / flashmanMRP

Why not add a little kick to your morning brew? That’s going to be a real tasty treat. Thank goodness it was noticed before any huge and much-needed sips were taken.

That’s Not Where The Butter Goes!

someone put butter into the cutlery drawer
Photo Credit: Instagram / @jaimjaime
Photo Credit: Instagram / @jaimjaime

They didn’t even put it in with the butter knives! At least butter is OK to be left out for a little while, so this isn’t a total and complete failure.

It’s Still A Good Look

mom put different colored boots on her kid
Photo Credit: Instagram / @tallyhogettingmysh
Photo Credit: Instagram / @tallyhogettingmysh

Black goes with everything, so maybe this little guy was just trying to make a statement with his one dinosaur boot. He’s a future style icon in the making, alright?

At Least Someone Is Having Fun

kid puts way too many bubbles in his bath
Photo Credit: Instagram / @cazwebber
Photo Credit: Instagram / @cazwebber

This mom was still in the bathroom! She just turned around for like three seconds, and then before she knows it her entire bathroom is just bubbles and laughing children.

Always Check Before Ordering Online

someone ordered a pot on the internet and got a really small one
Photo Credit: Reddit / HawtNoodles
Photo Credit: Reddit / HawtNoodles

If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot trust what we order online to be what we actually get, especially if it doesn’t tell you the size of said item.

He Picked Out The Cool Hot Dog Card

mom let son pick out card for her brother's birthday
Photo Credit: Reddit / MostFlavourfulBond
Photo Credit: Reddit / MostFlavourfulBond

If you let your son pick out a birthday card for someone, it’s probably a good idea to check what it says before giving it away to avoid an awkward situation like this.

At Least She’s Got A Little Friend

Tweet: Most kids have a stuffed animal or blankie. My niece has one of those plastic owls you put outside to scare away birds
Photo Credit: Twitter / @tastefactory
Photo Credit: Twitter / @tastefactory

There are weirder and worse things that a kid could become weirdly attached to. Like, it could be a real owl, or it could have been in imaginary owl, either of which would be troubling.

They’re Very Unbothered By It

Tweet: so me and my wife had been saving up to pay for our Utah Football tickets in cash. We pulled our money out yesterday to pay my mom for the season. Well, we couldn't find the envelope until my wife checked the shredder. Yup. 2 year old shredded $1,060
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Benbelnap
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Benbelnap

If I just shredded over $1,000 worth of my parents’ money, I would have heard about it every day for the rest of my life. This kid looks so unbothered by his crime.

Ah Yes, Mommy’s Stickers

mom let daughter play with stickers
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Dempster2000
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Dempster2000

Someday, she too will need those stickers, and she can look back on this moment and laugh about making a card for her dad that he’s obviously totally going to love.

This Is Why I Don’t Bother With Housework

Tweet: imagine getting home and finding out that your brand new Roomba picked up your dog's poop and spread it around the house
Photo Credit: Twitter / @therealcozyyy
Photo Credit: Twitter / @therealcozyyy

Because you leave the Roomba in the same room with the new puppy, and before you know it, you’ve got a huge mess on your hands. One that wouldn’t have been there if you just let the dust collect.