Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Excuse me, did you say something?

Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

BG is 3 months, 1 week old.

My husband believes I may have lost some hearing during delivery. I have noticed that I’m constantly asking him to repeat things. I don’t think it’s because I’m ignoring him or that I have hearing loss. I have a theory that a mom, a new mom at that, is always running behind schedule or in to dos that when she has free time, she is making a running list of items that need to get done.

Inside a mom’s head is a rolodex of to dos and when she has a free moment like when she’s cleaning bottles and pumps or picking up laundry or going to the bathroom, she’s flipping through said rolodex and determining what she can and cannot do that day.

When someone walks in and begins speaking to them, mom’s have to snap out of the rolodex flipping and may lose the first few sentences of a conversation.

My suggestion to spouses is to start a conversation with a salutation and a pause. I’m not sure if this will work as I haven’t tested this but it may give moms a few extra seconds to ‘snap out of it’.