I don't know what it is, but everyone in my family seems to think that I am the "knower of all things". While I appreciate their votes of confidence, it can be quite irritating at times.
For example, if someone asks me a question and I say, "I don't know.", it truly means "I don't know." Rephrasing the question and asking again won't change the answer. I still don't know.
It's not like I am purposely withholding knowledge in my brain from anyone. It simply means: I'll have to look into it and possibly rely on Google to find your answer, so hold your horses.
Yesterday, while shopping, Buddy asked me a question about the Harry Potter book series. Now, I've read all the books, but I'll be damned if I can recall every title in order. That would be like asking me to translate the titles into Greek.
I read the books for entertainment and enjoyed every one, but I did not commit the titles to my all ready overloaded brain. It's the Harry Potter series. That's all I needed to know.
To be honest, I'm not even sure how many books have been released. I heard book 7 would be the last and I'm fairly sure it's already been out and is in my bookcase downstairs, but I'm far too lazy to walk down there and find out.
So, Buddy was badgering me with the Harry Potter questions and I finally said, "Buddy, if I say 'I don't know' the first time, it stands to reason that I don't recall the title to book 5 either. I don't say 'I don't know' if I truly do know. I could be a wicked Jeopardy champ, but there ARE a few things your mama DOES NOT KNOW off the top of her head."
As I've said before, my head houses 3 and 3/4 brains: Mine, Buddy's, Sissy's and 3/4s of the Evil Twins.
And now, I have even more on my plate. Remember I mentioned my super semi part time job for my boss I worked for before Buddy was born? That's classified information, but then I was asked to do his grocery shopping (long story). That's no big deal because I shop for him while I do my own shopping. Lately, I was informed he fired his housekeeper, so I'll be doing that as well. It's more money, so that's cool, but also one more thing to squeeze into the schedule. So, now, how many brains do I have??
It will be so much easier when the kids are in school! And time rolls on....