Real moms take Gisele to task for glam 'multitasking' photo
It's OK if you get me confused with Gisele. I get that all the time. Honest mistake. But geez, Tom Brady, stop calling me! I'm a happily married woman!
Yes, my morning routine is a bit different than that of the Brazilian supermodel/supermom. And to judge from your response to the glamorous photo she posted on Instagram with the hashtag #multitasking, most moms define that word quite a bit differently.
As TODAY's Natalie Morales (mother of two) said, "That's not multitasking! She's being multitasked upon."
Erika Douglass: Today, I nursed my 8-month-old while pushing a shopping cart... I was grocery shopping and later, did it again while I finished Christmas shopping for the family! Oh, I was also drinking an iced coffee at the same time lol
Lindsey Renick: My multitasking usually includes dressing myself and two kids, making two breakfasts and lunches, cleaning up dropped clothes and dishes, brushing out hair while I struggle shoes and coats onto kids ... Can we trade !?!
Alison Hughey Clifford: This is so hilarious! Real multitasking is breast-feeding while breaking up a fight between the older two and pouring cereal at the same time. Then change a diaper while pulling an old fruit snack out of your bra. To each their own.
Meg Hlushak: Must be nice to live in a world where "multitasking" means multiple people perform tasks for you...
Jessica Sobolewski: Even the baby is working harder in this picture than her!!!! Love you Giselle, but this is not multitasking, babe.
Sherry Davidson McMilleon: Have this lady nurse her child while feeding the one-year-old sitting in the high chair, while she gets up from time to time to cook dinner that she put on the stove 30 minutes ago, with a phone up to her ear answering a question her husband just called her about! THIS WOULD BE MULTITASKING! I AM JUST FED UP WITH THE WAY MEDIA PORTRAYS LIFE FOR PEOPLE! IT IS SAD HOW REAL LIFE NEVER GETS PUT OUT THERE.
(Dear Sherry Davidson McMilleon, please see above photo. YOU'RE WELCOME. Love, TODAY Moms editor Rebecca Dube.)
Julie Leblanc-Husley: This isn't mulittasking, this is getting waited on hand and foot. I would breast feed while washing dishes with one hand with another baby hanging on my leg. One time I out-fished my husband with a baby on the boob. Now that's multitasking!
To be fair, many moms defended Gisele as well. Here are some of their comments:
Amber Kaiser: The issue here is that motherhood is a thankless job. We don't get the recognition, praise or kudos we deserve for being super in our everyday lives. Perhaps for her, this is multitasking, and in her world it may be difficult to do so. It's all relative. She's taking care of her child and as mothers no one can fault her for that.
Kelley Green-Chartier: She is being a Mother to her child and doing her job at the same time....period! I commend her.
Emily Borne: I think it a beautiful picture. She is Breastfeeding while doing her job. She gets paid to look beautiful and she does it perfectly.
Teri Hoben: Dude Leave her alone. She's taking care of her daughter while working. Great positive image.