A couple of days ago I caught myself trying to do five things at once:

bake scones for a family visit (English scones, the kind you eat with jam)
complete the fancy beading on a princess outfit for a teddy bear
sweep the floor, put away the washing, quickly toddler-proof my living area
write my monthly post for Writer Unboxed
watch Homeland

Am I a multi-tasking superwoman? No, just misguided. Without six hands and a couple of separately functioning brains, there was no way I could do it. [...]