And I reached the unhappy conclusion that both of them probably see me as someone who is always saying, "just a minute" or, "not right now". Living with others and growing a family, with or without a child with additional needs, is hard, as we know.
Surely I'm doing them an injustice by not giving them my full and undivided attention?
The biggest culprits for stealing my attention are the iPad Mini, mobile phone and the urge to clear my to-do list.
And in the grand scheme of things, no-one is ever going to remember me as a great to-do list kind of person, are they?
I sincerely hope they don't.
Enter Hands Free Mama.
Someone who has been able to give voice to those same thoughts.
I'm now working on no electronic gadgets after 9pm.
I'm working on saying, "yes" to The Brainy One and The Boy Child and leaving the ironing or sweeping the kitchen floor for another time.
You might appreciate the irony of the first version of the above photo.
Elise Blaha Cripe has a post up today that is in a similar vein.