“I’ll Be Back in a Minute!”

This morning, as we were getting around to leave for church, I set the baby down and told him (as if he can understand!), “I’ll be back with your clothes in a minute to get you dressed.”

Then, on the way, I picked up a couple of wet diapers to dispose of in the laundry room.

While I was in the laundry room, I remembered I wanted a jar of carrots to put in the soup for lunch, so grabbed that.

In the kitchen again, the carrots got put in the soup, and then the soup needed seasoned.

Then, I noticed that the stove still needed to be washed–it was terribly messy.

Down the hallway to get baby’s clothes–I changed my own while I was there, very fast because our unheated bedrooms are refrigerator-temperature.

Grabbed the diaper bag while I was there, and made a quick pit stop.

Then remembered the original reason for going down the hall, so backtracked to the bedroom to fetch baby’s church clothes!

Then, he finally got dressed!

I think it only took 5-10 minutes to do all that, but it was much longer than originally planned.  Any of you other mothers able to relate to this?  It’s so easy to be distracted from the original job that I was planning to do by all the other things that need to happen.

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About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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3 Responses to “I’ll Be Back in a Minute!”

  1. dayuntoday says:

    Totally normal. The life of a mom is continual ADD. As long as you eventually get back to the original aim, you’re doing great! 🙂 And I LOVE your header!

  2. I can totally relate! Sometimes my brain feels like one big muddle of tasks waiting to be done.

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