Multitasking and Mom Guilt

This morning, I had an appointment with my favourite m̶i̶r̶a̶c̶l̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶e̶r̶ hair stylist. This is officially the second time since having kids, that I went to have my hair done during office hours. I’ve always been opting for the 7pm appointments, after bedtime just because babysitters are often in school during the day and I’ve always felt like I’m imposing on friends to ask them to look after two kids at the same time. And also, because I’m not usually one to ask for help. Much like my two-year-old, I like doing things “SELF?”.  But today, I left the kids for almost 4 hours with an amazing friend who has two of her own littles. Everybody had a great morning. My hair looks great and my kids had so much fun (and food) they almost didn’t want to come home.

Then I came home and had to work. And since I haven’t seen them all morning, they wanted to be with me and I didn’t really object. So what do we do? Dora on my second monitor while I work on the other…

And when that got old, drawing, colouring and activity sheets. Amazon has some awesome books for girls and boys of different ages. These are great for entertaining your kids while keeping them close and since (at least at my children’s’ ages) parental involvement is required, all you need is some basic multitasking ability, and you can get work done too! Everybody wins!

I managed to get a blog post up, design three logos, schedule photo shoots, reply to emails and my kids look pretty happy.