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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Art of Multi-Tasking


Some claim that women are naturally better at multi-tasking than men. After having 3 babies, I really don't doubt that. It makes sense, especially when you think about nursing moms. In fact, with every baby I have perfected my ability to complete tasks while nursing the baby at the same time.

At this point, I can nurse the baby and simultaneously...
  •  Type an email.
  • Prepare (some) meals.
  • Dial the phone.
  • Brush my hair back.
  • Comb and style my girl's hair (while balancing the baby on my lap, while I sit in indian-style on the floor).
  • Wipe down the counters and table in the kitchen.
  • Sweep the floor.
  • Put away dishes.
  • Use my foot to move clothes and toys back into their designated rooms.
I suppose that once I have children who are old enough to hold a baby and/or do more chores, the need for this level of multi-tasking will all become a thing of the past. Won't it? I'm right about this, aren't I? You who have older children: please tell me I'm right!

But, I digress.

At any rate, how about you? Do you work "single-handedly" while nursing? What have you learned to do? I'm wondering can one of you top this list? Any takers?  


  1. You absolutely never stop multitasking!!!!. Even if it's not physical it will be mental. I have to think of the bills, plan dinner, manage income property, help my husband with his job, hunt out colleges for my teenaged sons, plan our family vacation, plan a marriage retreat, minister to my unsaved loved ones, hunt down grocery bargains to feed my family of seven, study Sunday school lessons for the two(2) classes I teach etc.... No honey, you're just beginning.

  2. HA! ....LOL...Oh Mama Sean,

    Now, I knew you definitely were not one I could "out multi-task!" Thanks for weighing on on this!

  3. It could become a thing of the past. Unless you have more babies. LOL

  4. doctorandprincess@yahoo.comFri Jul 10, 09:34:00 AM

    Sweep?!?! lol


  5. Sarah Kate,

    LOL!! Yes, "sweep" (But, only painfully, with one hand, and not very well:)

  6. I've done a lot of stuff while nursing, sweeping has never been one of them! Ha! :-)

  7. My husband calls me the queen of multi-tasking. I was so good at nursing my babies while doing other stuff. The only thing I haven't done was sweep.


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