I've seen my sister calmly put the car keys in the fridge, yell at her husband for being too sensitive, peel the potatoes and then toss them in the bin and eat her weight in ice cream each night. Pregnancy brain is perfectly acceptable and understandable. It's the hormones, of course. And the stress of having a living, breathing person kicking her insides. Here are some ROFL moments from 10 women we know. Enjoy!
"Whenever my husband couldn't find the car keys in those nine months, he only had to look in the refrigerator!"
– Nidhi Agarwal, 28, Ahmedabad
"I caught hold of a boy at the supermarket and almost ushered him into my car. It's only when he started crying that I realised that my son was actually home! I'm just glad his mother didn't report me to the police!"
– Neha Arya, 37, Singapore
"I once cleaned my dressing table mirror with my perfume instead of the cleaning agent!"
– Dia Raghavan, 29, Mumbai
"I put both my contacts in the same eye and hunted for the 'lost one' for over an hour before I realised what I'd done. Not my proudest moment."
– Raksha Dalal, 31, Hyderabad
"When my husband mixed up ice cream flavours, I got so mad that I told him he was no longer invited into the delivery room. I have never seen him look more petrified!"
– Anita Kumaran, 25, Lucknow
"I reached my daughter's annual day function without taking my daughter!"
– Karishma Patnaik, 30, Surat
"While talking to my friend on the phone, I kept looking around the house for it. Finally, I got so frustrated, I asked my friend to call on my number so I could hear it ring. Initially, she was bewildered by my request. I have never been more embarrassed in my life."
– Nikita Dutta, 32, Agra
"I once forgot my phone while going out. I ran back in to get it and came out with a hairbrush. I went back in a second time and came back with the TV remote control, the third time, I came back with the phone but forgot the car keys inside. I just stayed in and cried that day!"
– Uma Swaminathan, 35, Boston
"I brushed my teeth with my husband's shaving cream."
– Shama Merchant, 30, Mumbai
"In my third trimester, I would look at a particular size zero model and ask my husband, "Am I fatter than her?" and expect a serious answer. I don't know what the poor man must have gone through!"
–Jaya Banerjee, 28, Chennai