If ever there was any doubt that women are thinking a million things at once, this viral drawing by the wife of a Redditor has laid it to rest.
While we moms may be able to juggle at least a dozen tasks simultaneously, our brains are busy firing many more thoughts.
“Asked my wife to draw me a picture of what is on her mind. This is her response,” posted user ‘bpwwhirl’ and I bet he was sorry he asked after seeing the brainstorm maelstrom she produced.
Work, chores, student debt, kids, food, feminism... Like most of us, this mom is thinking it all. Yes, even a tiny pocket is reserved for sex. (Then again, so does the dust under the fridge, so let's maybe not read too deeply into that last point.)
Making a "brain map" looks daunting, but maybe it's a step above the To Do list in that it helps us address - then scratch out - nagging worries and stressors like aforementioned dust bunnies.
If you fancy a home experiment, have you and your partner doodle out a mental map tonight, then compare. I have a feeling his would read a lot simpler: WORK - EAT- SEX??? - KIDS - SLEEP. If I'm right, then I envy the simplicity and the clarity. We women are riddled with contradictions and at the mercy of conflicting thoughts - kids are awesome/evil, food is good/food is the devil, look pretty/feminist guilt, etc.
Don't know about you, but I could do with a giant eraser to clear a lot of the mental cobwebs on my own drawing.