Tuesday, March 30, 2010

 And I thought I was a multi tasker...

Ends up I am not the mutli tasker I thought I was. Big sigh.

See, I used to pride myself in my ability to make mac 'n cheese while talking on the phone and nursing - simultaneously. What is it they say about pride? Something about falling.... Anyway, as the mom of 4, multitasking is pretty much a given. But I found out this week I just can't quite do as much at the same time as I thought I could.

I can't get all of my laundry done while planning/emailing/calling for several different events that I have chosen to be involved with.

I can not write blog posts while designing a  blog.

I can't do much of anything while I am in the middle of some intense "sleep training" with the wee one. {"Sleep training": He goes to bed at 8 and then cries to nurse at 10:30. I let him cry (thus the "training"). I cave after 10 minutes (who is training who?). I have a stern talk with him about how he is almost 6 months old and has plenty of chub rolls. He doesn't need to be nursing through the night like that. He looks up at me like he understands. I try to go back to sleep. We have this "training session" again at 1am. And usually again around 4:30...)

 I can't mop my floors while doing serious crafting with my ever so creative Jay. He has been all about crafts lately and every day he is just so excited to paste and cut and invent. We have been painting rocks, making pandas out of toilet paper rolls, crafting flowers from scrapbook paper and paper plates, and dipping cheerio krispy bars in chocolate and sprinkles.
So much goodness, no?

Oh and the weather! We are finally getting pretty sun and we are getting warmth. I can't multitask with this either. I have to just be out there in it. Watching Dave build our deck + ramp for Caleb's walker. Pushing the boys on swings and just generally laying down on the ground and rolling in the beauty that is spring (not really... but I am in love with it).

So, this is me under the laundry pile, learning the html codes, wading through the pretty paper, crayons, paint, and baking supplies, and keeping my eyes open. And can I just say that life really does look pretty from here.

9 comments:

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I can't multi-task when it's warm out either. I just want to be outside all day long!

~beautyandjoy~ said...

I hear you! I hear you! Lost my ability to do nearly as much, let alone remember what I was setting out to do... :)

Amanda said...

oh wendi...so with you. soooo, soooo with you.

une autre mère said...

Multi-tasking somehow left my mind and body when I turned 30. These past 8 months have been rough! Or maybe it's the third baby thrown in that makes it more difficult...

T Heap said...

So true! Your thoughts on getting M to sleep made me smile. Liv is 3 months, and still getting up a lot and not sleeping well during the day. Drives me a little crazy! Sigh. This too shall pass

MarjnHomer said...

i cant multi task anymore either. i try to cook while the baby naps and other stuff but he knows me too well.

Stacey said...

Good for you! I find I craft less and less the more kids and work I had!
Try to enjoy that late night cuddle time. It will soon be gone and he won't be little anymore!

What's the blog your designing??

The Sneaky Mommy said...

I think you're an amazing multi-tasker! Four children and a husband that are all loved and thriving? That's multi-tasking at it's best! I just read in a book this week that described multi-tasking as a gift God gave to women! That one paragraph put a little undue pressure to try and sharpen the skill...I'm hoping I'll get to the "how-to do it better" part soon!

Katarina said...

Sounds like life is flying by and filled with joy and little bits of happiness sprinkled through the day!