Have you ever wished you could be in two places at the same time? If you're a Mama I bet you've wished that more than once! Tonight I was... well sort of... thanks to technology and quick thinking.
Let's face it, we all want to be "perfect" mothers, and spend our leisurely hours sitting at the kitchen table tutoring our kids until they are geniuses... unfortunately life sometimes gets in the way... read on!
Last Saturday Hubby flew out to a camp job quite a distance away. He's up in the Queen Charlotte's and will be gone sometime between 2 to 4 months. I'm feeling a bit stressed because not only do I have all my jobs to do, but his as well. Although things will eventually fall into a routine, tonight was a bit hectic. Take water out and lock up the chickens, fill the wheelbarrow with wood and load the stove, get supper done, then the dishes, etc., etc., etc., ... all about the same time Sydney is asking me to please read out her spelling words. Arrrrrgh! In the time it would take me to read her spelling list I could have a bunch of this stuff done, and not only that but she will ask me again tomorrow night, and then the next, and then the next after that. What's a Mama to do? I grab my headset, bring up "sound recorder" on the laptop, hit record, and quickly read out her spelling words. I teach her to hit pause using the space bar, write out the word, and then hit the space bar again to resume. Wala, I'm in two places at the same time. She can simply click on the file and play it anytime this week... Ain't technology grand? :)