Friday, March 25, 2011

Teenage Boy "Brain Fog"

Thank heaven for friends that have children older than my own. I've recently learned of the teenage boy "brain fog."

Here's what's going on in our home... over and over and over.

"Hey, Mom. I just remembered I have to be to the shooting range at 9:00 tomorrow morning."

"No problem." We have one right by our house.

"No. It's the 'other one'." He's talking about the one 40 miles away and has to be picked up at 1:00 in the afternoon. Ugh. There goes our Saturday.

A week, or so, later...

"Hey, Mom." Okay. I'm beginning to catch on to the fact that when a conversation starts with this, I'm going to be doing something that I was not planning on.

Continuing on...

One morning before Jazz Band I ask "I saw one of Bo's friends posted on facebook that you guys have a band concert today."

"No. I'm pretty sure it's tomorrow night."

"Are you sure? She said today."

"Yeah. I'm sure it's tomorrow night."

"When you get to school, talk to Mr. H. and call me so I know what's going on."

Here it comes.

Ring, ring.

"Hey, Mom. We actually have a concert during 7th hour and I didn't bring any of my concert clothes. Can you bring them to me?"

Here I'm thinking, not only did he think it was tomorrow night, but it's during school and he had instructions to bring his band clothes to school. How was all of this missed?

Boy brain fog.

 (said boy in "fog" with our baby moose, Sarah)

Here's how I handled it.

"You know I'm sick (Yeah. Another cold.) I'm still in my jammies, and I plan to be all day. I'm sorry. I'm not coming. Next time, put it on the calendar. Good luck!"