In the past I thought I was a pretty good multitasker. Then I became a mum. An occupation that means for the next few years I won’t be able to take a trip to the loo or a five minute tea break without one of the twins interrupting. Now I’m an amazing multitasker! Not a bit of my time goes wasted as I whizz around the house at speed getting everything done. And writing? Well, it’s last on my list but I’m taking advantage of nap times to squeeze some in. I even managed 600 words with a babe in arms the other day. My left hand was very numb by the end of it but it’s something to tell the girls when they are older.
The key to it all is prioritising. My priorities mainly begin with W’s. These are of course the things I do when the twins don’t need me.
1) Washing Bottles
2) Washing Clothes
3) Washing Up
5) Wins (Entering competitions)
And dinner. Dinner is very important. And normally bunged in the slow cooker.
You will note dusting is not on the list. That’s not because it doesn’t begin with a W. It’s because life is too short. And there are only so many hours in the day. And with Christmas coming up I’m discovering there aren’t enough hours in the day. So temporarily I’m giving up 4 & 5. Far more important that I enjoy my babies whilst they are young. And also that I stop them from eating one another. Tasty foot? Don’t mind if I do.
3 thoughts on “Learning how to multitask!”
This is lovely, Catherine! You sound as if you’re making the most of every moment and the girls are gorgeous xxx
you are so right! Life’s too short to dust and worry about every crumble on the floor… and sticky hands on table tops that used to be spotless… and piles of laundry in the washer before you turn it on and it all turns into an undifferentiable gray… and carrot mash-smeared work clothes… Santa will find you no matter what!
Puts a whole new spin on ‘W’orking Mum, doesn’t it? Enjoy, Catherine and Kim. The dusting will still be there tomorrow, and tomorrow, and… no matter how many times you do it. And Kim’s right, Santa will find you (he’s also used to a bit of dust). Have a lovely one all! 🙂 xx