Did you hear? For years now we've been shown how to do 20 or more things at once and they lied to us about the results! The resulting evidence that multitasking was perfectly fine, so eat that lunch while driving or talk to your mother in law, while shopping -- because you can do it all. They lied.
It's something Daddy has never believed in, so when he sent mouse a link to this article here, she could feel him snickering. Or being, at the very least, a bit validated and justified telling mouse about it. Oh he'll be smug about it all right.
Of course, right now mouse's body is multitasking. Breathing, digesting food, blood pumping, heart beating,. Naturally, he'd just say that's all automatic functions, you can't read and watch tv at the same time. One will suffer....
As much as mouse gives lip-service to the lie, part of her wants to believe that she's doing everything just wonderfully...but she's not. Mindfulness that Daddy wants mouse to practice is elusive. But, the other day, while washing dishes and talking on the phone, she broke a cup. It wss a favorite cup and it annoyed her. Getting off the phone mouse focused -- too late for the cup -- but never too late to begin.
The extra sleep the past few nights has made mouse realize how woefully inept the whole multitasking thing is for her. So much had to be redone, correctly and with mindful purpose. How zen she sounds. But it's never that easy is it? At some point it will, just not today.
Song Selection: Creeque Alley; The Mommas and the Papas.