My three boys know NOT to say this in my presence. If I hear them, they must drop and give me 10 push-ups. It's a fun trick I learned from another mom.
But I have a dirty little secret: I have a short attention span and get bored easily too.
Last week I read my own novel so much my eyes are still staring at the tip of my nose. I'm sure that's not normal. I needed a commercial break.
My solution? I allowed my brain to switch channels. I dove head-first into my next project, which is a nonfiction piece I'm really excited about. Today my husband and I took a mini road trip to do research. Picture the dog with his head out the window, his ears flapping in the wind. That's how it felt.
In a couple of days I'll get back to my novel. By that time it'll feel fresh and fun again, just like catching a long-forgotten episode of "Seinfeld."
How about you? Does your brain needs to switch gears from time to time?
And the all-important question: what is YOUR favorite "Seinfeld" episode? Soup Nazi? Yada, Yada, Yada? The Bet? If you're too young to know, then excuse me while I run into my room and cry.