A few years back I read that multi-tasking was a myth. Apparently people just can't get things done simultaneously; quality is sacrificed for quantity, things thought to be done faster are not, blah blah blah, so *poof*, multi-tasking doesn't really work as well as we'd like to think it does.
Let's not think too hard about what that means for parenting.
Anyhow, I try to multi-task. I try to sort laundry while on the phone making appointments, I try to upload photos for grandparents while answering emails, I try to do the food prep while in the shower (don't judge me, Kramer did it first.) And when I was breastfeeding and pumping, I tried to pump and do pretty much anything that would offset the crippling boredom of sitting around with machinery attached to my boob.
Too bad I didn't have this:
Personally, I'd surf the net - read blogs, tweet, explore the nether reaches of YouTube - if I ever strapped myself into this garment, which I wouldn't because when I was pumping I was always afraid that the pump was going to rip my nips right off so I had one hand on the action at all times and with this you have to worry about double-nip-rippage... BUT! I'm not judging anyone who does wear this thing, it's just... it kind of looks like a underwhelming Gaultier fail, like a prototype of Madonna's cone bra gone seriously awry, yanno? Anyway, the website offers some other ideas. Like doing your make-up, or reading, or reading to your child.
Is it just me, or does that boy look like he's really trying to NOT look at his mother and the THING - which, if it's anything like regular pumps, makes a horrifying CHOOGA-CHOOGA-CHOOGA sound - that is strapped to her chest? Can he even hear the story over the drone of the pumping? (ed. note: I know that in the future, we'll all be cyborg moms, but this is a bit too Fifth Element, even for me.)
Yes, I know, I shouldn't poke fun but sometimes these things just demand that I be immature.source source