It's hard to get stuff done when you're a parent. You heard it here first, people, parents with babies can't get anything done!
Every time I really need to work on a project, the baby senses my urgency to get her to play quietly on her own or to sleep and takes that opportunity to get clingy and monkey-shriek at me. “Winifred! I'm trying to dooooo something!” I exclaim, not entirely unlike Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep version).
So what kinds of things am I trying to do all day? Here are some things that I think will take a long time, so I dread doing them, but once I get off my cute buns with their waterbed-like softness, they take me three minutes, max, to do:
Dusting my living room
Loading the dishwasher
Writing proposals for consulting jobs that I won't get
Hanging up a flannel plaid shirt that I last wore in January (no YOU don't have the body type to wear one of those)
Removing a bare toilet paper tube from its holder and replacing it with a fresh roll
Wiping toothpaste off my husband’s mirror, not questioning how it got so high up there
And here, my captivated audience, are some things I think will “just take a minute” to finish while the baby naps in the morning, then it's 10pm and I still haven't showered:
Organizing my nail polishes by mood
Waking up really early and, unable to fall back asleep, deciding to learn how to can food
Planting a vegetable garden
Reorganizing my nail polishes by special event
Wait, I see it now.
Libbie Henrie is a new mother and really smart gal. You should believe everything she writes, especially the super sarcastic parts. She lives in Arizona with her husband and newborn baby. You can read more of her musings on her blog and follow her baby wearing adventures on Instagram @sweetcheeksbabywearing