As I was washing bottles last week, an episode of Ellen was playing on the DVR. Amen for the DVR! We rarely watch TV and when we do it is always something in the DVR. If we didn’t have a DVR we’d probably succumb to watching Judge Judy and Hoarding: Buried Alive. Anyways, Ellen did a bit about multitasking and it struck a chord with me. She moaned about how awful it was that people multitask all the time, especially while watching her show. Then she demonstrated vacuuming while pushing a baby in a walker simultaneously. LOVED it! As I reeled through a typical day, I thought of all the scenarios where I multitask. Some out of pure necessity, others need to stop immediately. As far as wrangling babies, with four multitasking is often a must. And sorry, Ellen, but I can only enjoy your show while doing various chores such as laundry folding and bottle washing. At least I tune in sometimes! However, I am making a vow to be present for my children when they are not sleeping. I will stop doing things such as oh texting while sitting on the quilt with them or perusing an email or two. Those things can wait! That’s what naps are for.
Most days, it is me and the babies at home. I try to capture what we do by snapping pictures of them, but since I’m alone, no one captures what I do. Nisey and Grandpa stopped by on Saturday for a visit and captured some of multitasking mania. Looking back at some of it, I just had to smile. It’s quad life, what can I say?
How do you multitask? Any multitasking habits you’d like to break? If you text and drive, please stop that one ASAP.