By Stupid Pregnancy Brain - 18/11/2016 13:45

Today, I'm 8 weeks pregnant and suffering from severe pregnancy brain. I was making my husband's lunch to take to work. I realised shortly after he left that I'd used dish soap instead of BBQ sauce for his sandwich. He has to turn his phone off for work, so I have no way to warn him. FML
I agree, your life sucks 11 063
You deserved it 1 778

Same thing different taste

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And here he thought you were only joking when you said you'd wash his mouth out with soap the next time he said something you didn't like!

Really hope OP gives us a follow up to this :P


And here he thought you were only joking when you said you'd wash his mouth out with soap the next time he said something you didn't like!

You're giving him a good clean on the inside OP. Joking aside I'm sure he'll notice straight away and I'm sure he would understand. Pregnancy is a big job! Have a laugh, I hope he does :P

JocelynKaulitz 28

I would prefer that than getting the ***** at work because of eating soap lol

was there not a way to get in contact with his work place?

hellobobismyname 24

Perhaps his job finds it unprofessional for personal calls to go through on the work phones? My last job was like that.

Do they find it professional to throw up at work after accidentally eating dish soap?

Really hope OP gives us a follow up to this :P

On the bright side, I think he'll probably realize the mistake pretty quickly.

Is this pregnancy brain a real thing? How the hell do you mix up BBQ sauce and dish soap?

phs_ladybug 10

Yes. While pregnant your brain shrinks and takes upwards a year to return beck to normal size. In rare situation the brain can remain unsized.

It's basic biology You have a second human growing in your uterus so your body has to produce all sorts of hormones to not just eject the foreign body. Think how puberty affects people. It's the same thing on a completely different level.

Yes Pregnancy brain is real, but I believe it's more for forgetfulness, weird reasoning and emotions. My sink with dishsoap is perpendicular and a few feet away from my fridge where I make my husband's lunch. I don't think I would have ever gone for a bottle of colourful (mines blue!) liquid over BBQ sauce in even my most 'frenzied pregnant, 3 year old at my leg asking for snackies' state. Unless my eyes were closed and I kept my soap in the fridge. I have no idea, and hardly believe this happened. At the very least, after squirting that stuff on, you'd be able to see the colour and redo it all! It does make for a funny story though!

Yup, pretty real. I at seven weeks got a taxi to go across town to a store only to completely forget what I was there for. I cried as the helpless sales girl tried to give me suggestions on what it might had been. I only remembered 2 days later.

pregnancy brain is real. and horrible. happens to me all the time at work when i am told to write a letter for a patient with all the information and then i have to go and awkwardly stand outside of the O.R. waiting for the patient to finish a surgery (we do feet so usually it's an ingrown nail removal) and i have to stand there asking nurses to see if anyone can remind me what the doctor told me some 2 minutes before. now.. the whole completely confusing dish soap with bbq? that's not what pregnancy brain is.

totally real. I'm not sure how the BBQ sauce dish soap mix up came about, but I've done some not so brilliant things while growing humans. with my youngest, I was 33 weeks along, completely exhausted because even when my then 1 year old would let me sleep i couldn't because I was so uncomfortable, and I went to wash the dishes. only the dish soap by the sink was empty I went to get more from the pantry. somehow I managed to grab corn syrup instead and it took me nearly an hour to figure out why my dishes weren't getting clean but instead getting sticky and gross.

Casaundraaa 9

not like this rofl they're just dumb

I mean, he is a full grown adult who could make his own lunch...

Maybe it was OP's initiative? Nowhere does it say that she does it everyday. I'll make dinner/lunch for my fiance sometimes and he'll do the same for me. Whats wrong with her making lunch for him?

I'm a stay at home mom and my husband works 10 hrs days, 6 days a week. I make his lunch every day and make sure his clothes are clean and laid out for him. He works hard so I don't have to, so I will gladly do those things for him. Sure he's capable, but so am I.

Or maybe people still do things for each other because they love each other and aren't too proud to do something your PC generation has suggested is demeaning. I'm sure he appreciates the sandwich and I'm sure she appreciates him going to work..

cootiequeen4444 11

21, your username ruins your point (seriously? )

I kinda think this is bs. I had pretty bad pregnancy brain/ mommy brain but don't understand how you could even possibly mistakenly replace BBQ sauce with dish soap. Like do you keep your bottle of dish soap in the fridge or store your BBQ sauce beside/under the sink?

I imagined that OP took the bbq sauce out the fridge and put it on the kitchen bench which was close to the sink. So when OP went to grab it she grabbed the wrong one.

Also maybe she was doing the dishes while making the lunch? Doesn't sound like the husband helps out much

my worse was. teeing coffee without the grounds and melting a spatula on a burner I hadn't turned off. I really can't see how this mistake can be made unless the two are kept in close quarters.

cootiequeen4444 11

I've done the coffee thing before. twice. never even been pregnant. lol.