So you are an employer of/ coworker with / married to a mother?
And do you ever have those cringing moments where you think that the mother you hire/work with/know is not fully functioning in the brain area?
She’s not keeping up with the latest current events, she’s not focused on The Issues, she seems ‘brain dead’ or mushily thinking to you?
Well, I’m here to tell you that, while yes, she may not be concerning her mental powers with what you consider to be worthy subjects – politics, fashion, work – she IS using her brain in rigorous and useful ways that not only will make her an excellent employee, but an insightful human being necessary to our culture and species at large.
And all you mothers out there should read it, too, and give yourself a break if you’ve had a baby and lost interest in ‘the normal things’ – you’re doing important work when you’re thinking about your child – stop apologizing for having “Mommy Brain.” That’s a smart head you’re talking about!
Thanks to my friend who forwarded this along to me, confirming my suspicion that all this delicious time I’m spending with my infant and toddler is not a vacuum or waste, but really amazing fodder for learning what it means to be human…