Multi-Tasking

October 1, 2008

This past July, when I was at the BlogHer conference in San Francisco, Janice and Susan of Five Minutes for Mom interviewed me for a 4-part video series. Part One was posted here and Part Two was posted here. (You can see all the 5MFM Interviews from BlogHer here.)

On Monday, they posted Part Three — where in I discuss my complete and total inability to multi-task. I’m just no good at it. I vaguely remember being good at it at one point, but with each additional child, the ability seems to slip further from my grasp.

In fact, at this point, my brain is so dedicated to doing one thing at a time and one thing only, that I can’t even listen to music while I’m working. Apparently, my brain considers listening to music an activity or task. And if music is on, I have to stop everything and listen to that music. Period.

Anyway. Here is the interview. I’ve been told that at some point I will no longer cringe at seeing myself on video. Still waiting (not very patiently) to reach that point.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1836254&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

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1 Our Green Nest October 2, 2008 at 8:02 am

You did so great Gabrielle and your soft curls look beautiful!!!

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2 Hannah October 2, 2008 at 9:17 am

You did awesome! Answering those questions in a simple one-on-one conversation is hard enough; I would hate to be doing that on camera. And your hair looked fabulous.

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3 Heidi Reimer-Epp [Botanical PaperWorks] October 2, 2008 at 9:31 am

Great interview. Watch it and be proud! :)

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4 paula October 2, 2008 at 3:13 pm

great job! you looked stunning.

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5 Angie October 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm

I love your dress!

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6 Rowboat October 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm

you look so cute and i love your dress!

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7 Heidi October 4, 2008 at 10:16 pm

I loved how real you said it when you said, you really just can’t do it all. ..and I extra loved where house work falls on the list.

..Especially since my son’s birthday party was last night and we got home 25 minutes before it started. Just long enough to shovel/toss/throw everything from the front room into my bedroom. What we do for our children

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8 Sarah Bray October 13, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Me TOO (regarding the multi-tasking)!!! I am so glad another women got that gene. :) It is an endless source of teasing at our house. (“Hey mom, can I draw on the walls with permanent marker?” “[delayed response] Ummm…sure honey. I’ll be done in a minute.”

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