Friday, April 24, 2009

This is your brain, this is your brain on children

Yes, the iconic egg frying in the pan is my brain this morning, although mine is more scrambled than fried. No matter how many books you read, no matter now many friends you ask, not even your own mother's best advice can prepare you for the scattered way your brain must function once there are tiny people in your house.

Pack half a lunch, fill another glass of orange juice, pick out school clothes, retrieve a lost toy, flush a dead fish, finish packing a lunch (still forgetting the drink), start a load of laundry, take a swig of coffee, change a diaper, let the dog out, wipe up the yogurt, take another swig of coffee, check the backpack, and on and on in the tiniest increments of time until somehow everyone is dressed and fed and ready to leave the house.

And even then it's out of the frying pan and into the fire.

1 comment:

latisha said...

oh the sweet chaos. my dad told me when i got pregnant that as my belly grew bigger, my brain grew smaller "just wait and see." i never believed him. so naive...