Or does this happen to you, too?
I'll be sitting down doing WHATEVER. Paying bills, writing for a class, talking to DH, playing pool, something that requires concentration. The exact MOMENT DS1 starts talking, I lose my entire train of thought.
I'm a SAHM. I'm with him 24/7. I get random sporadic breaks from him. But his voice makes my thoughts skip like a broken record. It doesn't matter what he is saying, or if he is even talking to me or just making noise too close.
I can focus on stuff through drums, loud music, motorcycles, appliances, etc. It's specifically DS that completely derails me every time he opens his mouth.
Sometimes it's all I can do not to yell at him. It is so frustrating when I'm trying to get things done and I can't complete a thought. And it doesn't matter if I send him to another room or set him up with a movie or game, he always wanders in once I'm in the groove.
I was confiding in a friend how frustrated I was getting, and she called me the worst Mom ever. What Mom wouldn't cherish every word to come out of a kid's mouth? (Every Mom on the planet gets tired of listening to her kids at some point!) How can paying bills be more important than listening to him play trains? (I prefer us to keep the house he is playing in?) Why don't I just do all my stuff after he is asleep? (Becaue I'd be far too tired to care for him during the day if I had to spend hours up late each night?)