Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Multitasking, Smug Mummy Style

Of the many, many Captain Obvs. statements I make here about parenthood, this may take the (pink frosting, of course) cake, but - I'm a little Smugly impressed with the amount of things I've learned I can do all at once while parenting.

This morning, for example, I was doing my best to get primped Operation MILF style before running some errands. I double-checked my watch, noted that we'd have to hurry to make it home to maintain the all-hallowed nap schedule and hurried up my efforts - and then the wee CEO abruptly marched into my bathroom with all the stern seriousness of a third-world dictator (with apologies for the highly technical iPhone photos - shamefully, I have yet to reach that blogging state in which I'm surgically attached to my DSLR):

This is an excellent book if any of you are looking for an obsessed-with-transport toddler read, BTW.
Never mind that I was hunched over blow-drying my hair at the time - see that digit forcefully pointing at the book? Master P waits for no one when it comes to his literature, so on I went with my drying while reading *upside-down* about stuff like "combine harvesters" and "front loaders" and other things they don't sell at Nordstrom. We reached a high point when I managed to wield my lash curler while going over the "Tractors" (huh?) page.

It's a small mother-son moment, but when I think of what I've learned to do over the past 1.5 years, particularly back in the newborn days - anyone else eat their meals half-asleep (read: out of your mind with exhaustion) with one hand while rocking a colicky baby with the other? - I'm Pretty impressed with us.

What's your latest feat of multitasking Smug Mummy strength?


PS - You may notice a trend here this week towards brief-ish posts (for once). You might suspect this is part of my naptime attempt to re-watch "Downton Abbey" before Season 2 premieres here in the US this Sunday yesyesyes. You would be right. xoxo, the Dowager Countess of Austinshire


Belle on Heels said...

I somehow managed to get the shiny new husband interested in Downton Abbey while I was in the midst of my own furious re-watching.

I know, I thought it was impossible, too! Next up? World peace.

[darci @ the good life] said...

This cracks me up, yet also terrifies me. For now, I can typically leave the little guy sitting in one place (within eyesight of course) while getting ready. Those days will be long gone all too soon! ;)

And for some reason I can't think of one particular multitasking feat, but I feel like I multitask all.damn.day.every.day!!! What I would give to do just one thing at a time. BAH! Truth be told, before baby J, I was the same way --- I think it's my annoying type-A personality.

Random novel - sorry about that.

Happy Tuesday and happy tractor reading!!!

LPC said...

From the look on his face, he certainly trusts your skills of all sorts. xoxox.

Lindsey said...

I love this post!! I'm trying to multitask taking care of my two sick girls ages 16 mos and 3 and between all of the medications,nebulizers and coughing til they vomit a
- I Obviously need to work on my multitasking!

Milltini said...

he is the cutest thing i have ever seen. period.

Kate said...

I can't believe it: a truck book that H DOES NOT have! Wow, need to bookmark that one! I just got H this truck book for Christmas-it's really sweet!

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