Not only do I find my topics of ‘brain boring’ consistency (well for those who aren’t new mothers) but I even struggle at finishing my sentences some times.
And when I try to make an effort to sit down and watch a new documentary or open up the iPad to see what is happening in the world – I find I have to stop to attend to the needs of my bundle of joy, or I find that I should be getting on top of the washing or the ironing or putting dinner on or… Well in all honesty I find the list of house hold chores never ending.
Who wants to make small talk about the weather? That is like ‘elevator’ conversation – something that can only be maintained for 2 minutes maximum.
I used to be on top of most of the latest issues. I had options on political parties and their policies. I thought about causes and climate change and current trends – now it’s more like childbirth, cradle cap, and chicken pox (don’t enter into the whole vaccination debate – just don’t).
When I finally do find that I have something to offer to a conversation (that isn’t baby related), I am offend shocked to find that since gaining a baby, I actually lost any weight that my opinion once had.
Are you serious? I had a baby not a lobotomy!
Yes – I’m a mother… But before I became a mother I studied for a double degree, and then used those skills/ knowledge in multiple jobs that I kicked butt in.
Just because I am a stay-at-home-mother doesn’t mean that my opinion matters any less than any other human being.
So I will work on my small talk topics and try not to always relate it to my baby (but you know what – he is the centre of my universe right now … so if I do talk about him… just enjoy it).