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Monday, November 3, 2008

Multitasking?

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

I am a multitasker. I believe most women are. Nurse Boy is not. Well, not at home. He is incapable of watching TV AND having a conversation. Oh, he tries sometimes, but he does not fool me. He also struggles to read the Saturday paper while feeding the kids breakfast. It is funny to watch as the kids sit with a bowl full of cereal while they are missing milk or a spoon, or both. I have learned to only ask ONE thing of him at a time. That is the difference between men and women, at least in my world. My intelligent nine year old son can only take one direction at a time, while my two year old daughter can do three things in one fail swoop.

However, all of my multitasking is not always as efficient as I would like to think. I can pay the bills on the phone while cooking dinner, loading the dishwasher, and helping the boys with their homework. Sometimes this saves time. Sometimes it burns a dinner, breaks a plate, or even makes for a very cranky mom later on.

Tonight I was dealing with a bill, picking up the playroom, and reading blogs when I realized Sweet Pea probably needed to take a restroom break. I had to quickly pull her out of the fort she and Bruiser made and set her on the potty while talking to a service representative. After I placed her on the potty, I started unloading the dishes. Next, I hear her precious voice call out from the bathroom, "I did it!"

Then I hear, "My UNDERWEAR! My UNDERWEAR!"

When I placed her on the potty, I forgot to pull her underwear down. She didn't seem to notice, until it was too late. Poor thing. She was so upset.

But, on a positive note, at that very unfortunate moment I was talking to a company that will probably be providing us with DVR! Do I get an amen? Last week I posted about this. I was resisting, but my bloggy friends all seemed to agree that DVR=Marriage Enrichment. Hey, you learn something new everyday. Today I learned that it will cost us $5 a month. All I have to do is give up one of my three Starbucks trips each month. Since I drink decaf, we aren't even dealing with an addiction. Well, other than the addiction to Survivor and maybe Dancing With the Stars. I think it will be $5 well spent.

You'll also be happy to know that we are putting a cable hookup in the basement in hopes of getting the dust off of the treadmill. I had been taping shows to play on our portable VCR player, but it was becoming a bit of a nightmare. Now, we won't have any excuses. Not yet, anyway. I am sure we will think of something.

Here is hoping your treadmill isn't dusty, your DVR is working, and your underwear is dry!

9 comments:

Mrs Lemon said...

*clink* to dry underwear

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

My wife says that I am the multi-tasker, and she is the one-at-a-time person. We both had to think awhile on our daughter's comment (mrs lemon is my daughter, if you didn't already know). I finally figured it out and explained to my wife. She still looked puzzled. I too like dry underwear.

Nurse Boy said...

I LOVE Mrs. Lemon's comment! It made me laugh out loud.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Nurse Boy said...

I prefer coming home to my wife on days that she has not multi-tasked all day long. They say men only have a limited amount of words. I think everyone has a limited amount of task's also. I would say her grump factor goes up quite a bit on her heavily multi-tasked days. *clink* to takin' in one at a time.
The Mr.

Imperfect Mom said...

If not for multitasking, I would do no tasking at all.

dawn said...

DVR's actually help with multi-tasking too. Seriously. I can watch tv, cook and tell Joe to stop bothering the cat without missing one "make it work" from Tim Gunn. Also, you really save time this way. I know in the TV business and should be saying that the dvr is bad, but I just can't. I love it. In fact, Joe and I each have our own (I don't want his silly Simpsons episodes taking up precious space on mine). :)

Nurse Boy said...

Awww...welcome to the bloggy world, Dawn! I had know idea you read this. It is good to know that the DVR will change our lives for the better. Now, I just need some advice on getting Nurse boy off of Mario Kart!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Boy Mom said...

Great blog, Grr to potty training, does it ever end?

Dawn said...

Joe made me play NHL 2008 the other day. The game ent to a shoot-out and I was just randomly hitting buttons. So I think I will not be any help getting Brad away from the Mario thing.