Happy Friday, awesome Moxie-Dude readers!
I have to warn you. That’s as positive as this post is going to get because I’ve been lying here trying to fall asleep since yesterday and I’ve reached the point of disgruntled frustration. Also I can hear my dogs snoring – which in my book makes them total assholes. Although not as much of an asshole as THE HAMSTER IS BEING RIGHT NOW.
You would think that at the end of the day my body would just fall asleep despite the turning wheel of oh-so-important thoughts spinning in my head, right?
Well that’s not the case.
And so a couple of hours ago I decided to give the tossing-and-turning workout a much needed break and stalk the Internet for something interesting to read. Did you know that psychologists are saying that multi-tasking reduces productivity? I believe the word they’re using is “dramatically”.
Clearly these psychologists are not mothers. They’ve never helped their kids with homework while folding laundry AND paying bills. Or washed the supper dishes while getting a head-start on the next day’s meal while talking to a client on the phone.
With all due respect (because I did just use a capital “P”, after all) I don’t agree with your statement regarding the effects of multi-tasking on productivity. But since you’ve gone and published papers on it, from this day forward we (THE MULTI-TASKING MOTHERS) shall be referred to as THE BAD ASS NINJAS.
This way you don’t lose your credibility as a shrink that understands the human mind and we don’t have to pretend not to have super-human powers of productivity. Deal?
From where I lie (in my bed that would be shocked if I actually did any SLEEPING here), this is a complete win/win. And look. I’ve even designed a pin for us moms.
This totally seals it.
Oh Moxie-Dude…. you nailed this one! Bad-Ass Ninja Moms Unite!
Aussa Lorens says
I feel your pain. I have terrible insomnia. The internet doesn’t “help” but it certainly eases the pain…
The Animated Woman says
Since I type this while letting the barking dog out, as I change the garbage bags and sip coffee I hereby apply for status as a Bad Ass Ninja Mom.