The more I mull over this word I've chosen, the more I realize that it goes beyond just unitasking. Choosing to focus on something or someone also means that I'm choosing NOT to focus on something or someone.
I realized this today, home for our second snow day of the week.
The kids were outside, doing this:
I wanted to be inside with this:
(and if I'm being totally honest, with my computer, too)
But instead, I decided to not focus on my wine and my computer. I went outside for this:
|Doesn't it look like Olaf is hugging Alice?|
No, I want them to remember me as the mom who joined them outside to help build a snowman (who are we kidding? I built the thing, they stuck sticks in it...).
That is meaningful, don't you think?
Oh, and here's the snow we got Monday and today. Between those two days, we ended up with a foot of snow. No filter on these photos. In today's picture, it is snowing, hence the haze, if you can't tell...