If You Give a Mom Some Earphones

Today is International Women’s Day. I’d be remiss if I didn’t honor the women who have worked hard to pave the way for the rights and opportunities that exist for us today.

And, while I consider myself an excellent multi-tasker, this woman right here has learned that she truly can’t do it all.  But, in particular:

If you give a mom some earphones,

chaos may ensue.

She might become oblivious,

as music streams on through.

Things might be forgotten,

kids may be left waiting,

Chicken could be burnt,

all while she’s creating.

If she learns what’s good for her,

the earphones, she will hide.

Otherwise she soon may find

her problems multiplied!

Inspired by one of our family’s favorite children’s books, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff.

Sadly, I’ve come to realize how very much headphones and I don’t work well together. Unless you get an alarm involved.  (And, preferably, not the fire alarm.) Because, lately, every time I put on my headphones, click over to my beloved “All Sons & Daughters” radio station on Pandora, and attempt to multitask, any number of not-that-productive things can happen.

I could forget, for instance, that I put the chicken tenders in the toaster oven and the fire alarm could finally get my attention to let me know.

Or, I might start writing after putting the Sweetkids to bed, with the intention of writing for just a couple of hours, only to look up and see that it is 1:00 in the morning.  And those sweet children will be up and kickin’ again in five short hours.

Then, too, I’ve also had the great displeasure of locking myself out of my house, in my slippers. All because of those blasted headphones! I missed the arrival of the school bus and had to go to my kind neighbor’s house and explain why she had to scoop my kids up with hers.

Because, if you give a mom some headphones…

you should probably make sure that she also has an alarm.

Have you ever gotten lost in thought with your headphones on?  Please tell me other people do this too?

4 thoughts on “If You Give a Mom Some Earphones

  1. I can get lost in thought without headphones so you can imagine what havoc prevails when I get lost with them on!!!

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