As a mom, working a full time job, having a small business, and being someone who is determined to have a personal life, multitasking has become a superpower for me. How in the world do I manage to accomplish all of these things? I’m still trying to figure it out myself.
I always joke with my boyfriend that he is the worst multitasker in the history of the world. He cannot talk and text. He will literally stop mid sentence to write a paragraph long text (which can sometimes take him 5 entire minutes) then pick back up where he left off. Actually, now that I think about it, he has very good memory. Meanwhile, I can carry two plates full of food, 2 cups of juice, and have my phone in my ear while walking from the kitchen to the dining room. Or, I can be on the phone while writing an email and researching simultaneously. I told you, I’ve created a superpower. (cheesy emoji face)
How do women do it? How do we compartmentalize our brains to focus on more than one thing at a time? I’m actually asking you- how are we able to get this done; do you know? I find it amazing how many things I am able to accomplish in just one hour. As we speak, I am writing this blog and working endlessly to make my son go to sleep while having 2 text conversations and planning in my head what I will be making for dinner tomorrow (I’m thinking tacos). It is an ingrained ability that I have.
Thinking back on the personality test that I took a few days ago, it might have something to do with that fact that I am particular to details, or that I like order and control in my life, or I may just have OCD. I’m pretty sure that the latter has a major role in it somehow. Now that I have children, I am convinced that you cannot be an effective parent if you don’t know how to juggle things. I can carry both my son and my daugher, my purse, and a bag or two in my hands from the car into the house. I’m talking up the stairs, keys in hand, unlocking the door, walking through the porch, and opening the door to the house and putting everything down on the couch/floor. Now THAT’S a skill! And I can cook with my son either on my hip or dragging on my leg. *Kanye shoudler shrug* You do what you have to do.
The downside of effectively mutlitasking? I don’t remember crap. I do so many things at once, that I can easily but unintentionally overlook something or just completely neglect it. I might’ve done so to the kids a time or two. Don’t tell anyone, please! I’ve tried leaving notes for myself, leaving papers on top of my keyboard where I think I can’t overlook it, sent myself emails- you name it, I’ve tried it. And I still manage to forget something. I think I’m just old. My pregnancy brain never left- my mind is permanently pregnant and I can’t undo it. That could be the very reason why my basment is filled with all of these parts but I cannot figure out where exactly in this time machine these pieces are supposed to go…
All of this to say that I am superwoman because I can do multiple things at once and get a whole heck of a lot of things done. Just don’t be mad at me if I forget or overlook something. Wait, what was I talking about again?…