Picture the scene.
Three school goers,
two of them teenagers,
arrive down to breakfast.
All three are,
their usual bubbly school morning selves!
The routine is,
that they arrive down and grunt.
I assume this grunt to be,
“Good Morning Mum”,
so I cheerily reply.
At this point I note,
I have only to be pleasant,
for another thirty five minutes!
Then they sit and wait.
They wait for me to,
cook their porridge,
put out cereal bowls,
and serve it to them.
I have no doubt,
that they would each starve to death,
if I did not provide them,
with milk and a spoon!
However the other morning as usual,
I made the porridge,
whilst chatting away to them.
They then sat and watched,
whilst I walked out into the back garden,
brought in the dogs bowl,
and poured the lovely fresh porridge into it!
It was at this point I heard,
“Mum, what are you doing?”
I gasped and looked around,
like one waking from a dream.
I saw the dogs bowl,
filled to the brim with porridge!
What the hell was I doing?
Even the dog was looking at me confused.
“Oh my God I have Alzheimer’s!”
was my first panicked thought.
The kids thought the whole incident was hysterical.
And were especially pleased,
that porridge was off the menu.
However I have been left wondering,
Am I going mad?
There was the not paying for petrol “incident”,
The forgetting to wake the kids “incident”,
The looking for cereal in the washing machine “incident”,
The driving down the road wondering,
where am I going “incident”.
The many “You promised, remember?”. No I dont, “incidents”.
Now I find myself daily,
trying to find proof,
that I do not have early Alzheimer’s Disease.
One of the kids will ask me a question,
“Did you remember my money for after school study?”
And I will delightedly shout,
“Yes, yes I did remember”.
The other day whilst out with friends,
we were trying to remember someones name.
I could not move on,
until I remembered it.
It was as if,
by remembering this name,
I would prove,
I was not “away with the fairies”.
Ages later when I remembered it,
I triumphantly shouted that name out.
No one really cared.
No one except me.
This was proof positive.
There was nothing wrong with me.
But was it?
Am I loosing it.
Will I have to go out and buy,
a Nintendo DS brain training game?
Is drinking too much wine and tea
contributing to my “problem”?
I have thought for some time,
that I definitely need to cut back on tea!.
Am I just in need of a good holiday?