Skills I’ve learned as a mum – Part II
My brain may well have degenerated into a cellular soup stirred only by thoughts about how to keep the children alive but, on the upside, motherhood has taught me some new skills.
In February 2010 I wrote about my newly acquired mummy skills but now I find that having two children increases the skill set exponentially.
Here’s what I’ve learned in the last six months:
– How to doze on a hard plastic seat at the same time as watching the children in a play area.
– How to hold a conversation on the phone while a toddler-tantrum is in full flow at knee-level.
– How to take a micro-nap while watching Thomas The Tank Engine and sometimes even while reading Thomas The Tank Engine (amazing how the mouth keeps moving long after the brain falls asleep).
– How to get through the day feeling almost normal after getting less than four interrupted hours of sleep.
– How to drive at a speed so constant, so smooth and so unexciting that it lulls a cranky “I’m not sleepy!” DS to sleep.
– How to take a power nap on the flattened front seat of the car in the mall car park without caring about the 10 Indian men peering in at the freaky white woman.
– How to persuade DS that he really, really does want to go to nursery after nearly four months on holiday.
– How to produce valid work while my office chair’s being pulled all around the room.
Please add your own.