Saturday, May 24, 2008

Multi-tasking

As moms, we all know how to mutitask. As wives, we have learned not to expect it from our husbands. I sometimes amaze myself at how many things I can do at once. I read the mail while I cook, finish a project while I talk on the phone, blog while I entertain Eli (which is not going well, so excuse the spelling and grammar), tinkle while I brush my teeth. Oh, come on, I know you've done it too. If you haven't, it's a real time saver. One thing I have not mastered, however, is trying to talk and multitask.

When we were growing up, Mama would start to tell us something and wouldn't finish her sentence. We always ended up trying to guess what she wanted to say just to make it through the conversation. It used to drive me nuts. I need to repent.

My conversation with Luke today at the park:

Me: Luke, let's go back to the playground.
Luke: I wanna see da train.
Me: Okay, let's go back to the playground to get the stroller. Eli's too heavy for me to carry. Then we'll go back and see the...(three second lapse as I try to think of the word)
Luke: Train.
Me: Yes, my two year old, thank you for finishing my sentence.

Oh, heavens. So scary.

4 comments:

the wyatts said...

okay, i am laughing out loud! i so do this ALL the time...can not think of what i need to say and then, total silence. sometimes i even have to say "quiet honey, mommy is thinking". all the noise makes it just almost impossible for me to think sometimes.

Hannah Hoffmann said...

Oh, Kristin, "quiet honey, mommy is thinking." How hilarious! I'm definitely going to have to use that!

Anonymous said...

try tinkling while on the phone AND brushing your teeth and you'll take an hour off your life! --Cat

KateVonGlahn said...

I'm so there.