How to Multi-Task in Sixth Grade


Eleven-year-old, multi-tasking: decorating gingerbread men and compiling her class Christmas card list while making three-way phone calls discussing such things as the pros and cons of dating eighth graders. Talking to this girl, talking to that girl, lots of giggling and screaming, hurting each other’s feelings, making up, hanging up, calling again.


Princess: “I did not say you were fat.”

Me, having overheard way too much by this point: “Girls are SO sensitive!”

Princess: “I was talking to JACOB! Jacob, my mom thinks you’re a GIRL!”



  1. kacey says:

    I’m not entirely convinced that boys are much better at that age…

  2. mary beth says:

    ahahahaha :rotfl:
    I remember those days.

  3. catslady says:

    It’s getting harder and harder to multitask although I still try :mrgreen:

  4. Susan says:

    I used to be able to do things like that. Not any more. :no:

  5. Alice Audrey says:

    Poor Jacob! You know boys can be so sensitive. He could get a complex from this.

  6. Estella says:

    I can barely do one thing at a time anymore!

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