Friday, January 7, 2011

Me, Interrupted 1000 Times A Day

Aargh! Its been one of those days....

If there is one thing that I just cannot get used to about motherhood, its the constant interruptions. I have come to terms with and accepted that being a mother can be dirty, sleep depriving, food depriving and even privacy depriving. However, the one thing that I still find hard is dealing with the constant interruptions.

Its not just that I'm constantly interrupted. I'm continuously, constantly interrupted for days on end. From the moment I wake up to the time that I go to sleep at night, I am interrupted in everything I do. There are interruptions at every meal. And then interruptions at the clean up. Interruptions when I'm trying to teach Aaron something, or when I'm playing with Adrian, or when I'm talking to my parents. I'm even interrupted (by Aaron, Adrian or both of them) when I try to talk to Aaron about not interrupting.

I know this is part of being a mother and its going to be my job to teach the boys not to interrupt but right now, its a huge source of frustration. To go day after day without being able to feel any sense of accomplishment because every task is done in a hurry in order to minimize the number of interruptions that have to be dealt with before finishing a usually half baked job. I'm not even talking about any activities for myself, I don't even get the satisfaction of completing the everyday things. Its no fun at all.

So here's the plan. I am going to start and end each day, alone with Aaron, doing something about the interruptions. I know he is more than ready to be taught and reminded about letting other people finish doing whatever they're doing. As it is, he is already feeling what its like to be interrupted by Adrian. I'm not going to work on Adrian yet because it will just add to me pulling more of my hair out.

Wish me luck and ask me about it in a couple of month.


Mike said...

Let me interrupt you here and say you'll miss this one day. ..... NOT!

Bilbo said...

I was going to leave a comment, but I didn't want to interrupt Mike.