Have you noticed that the house will be quiet, kids are playing nicely, hubby is busy on a project, the pets do not need anything, and you actually have a free moment to make a much needed phone call. You pick up the phone…dial the number…they answer…you get less than one sentence out…and then…
Hey mom can I ____?
Honey where are my keys?
Woof! Bark?! Meow!!!
inside my head SHUT UP!!!!of course I don’t say that out loud, instead I try to ignore things or transfer their attention to something shiny to distract them until I’m done…
This is kind of what happens to me when I’m traveling for work too. I’m in the middle of presentations, meetings, dinners, etc and Hubby and T are both texting me with the current chaos, problems, and other things. Now I love them and I want to be there but it seems it is always when I’m at a point that I really cannot stop what I’m doing to deal with those things instantly. Then they feel like I’m ignoring them, which I am not, they just do not understand what I do I think.
Has this happened to you? Can you relate?[signoff]
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