My kids come home from school before I’m done with work. They don’t understand that I need to keep working. They ask me for things, and I keep telling them they’re going to have to wait. Even after I’ve finished work, it’s hard to instantly switch mindsets. I need a few minutes to breathe. I tried to explain this to Livia one day last week, but she wasn’t buying it.
Livia: Can I have a snack?
Me: You’re going to have to wait a few minutes. I’ve been working since you left this morning, and my mind is still in Work Land.
Livia: Well, can you go to Snack Land for a sec and get me a snack?