Ah, the little challenges to being the parent you want to be:
"Mom, you stay there while I bring you a million things one at a time and tell you all about them."
So I sit. This is so very important.
"OK, that's 989, 323. Just 989, 322 to go! Next one! This one is..."
I sit. Maybe get a bit shifty. Where is my damn coffee? This is so very important.
"I call this one ________. She's number 910, 200. She's friends with number 911, 200. Remember her?"
Oh god, I don't. This. is. so. very. im. portant.
"Um, honey, how many more do we have to go? I have a week's worth of dishes piled up. Let me get the dishwasher loaded and a laundry load started and a snack and we can come back to this."
"But we are almost done! Only 899, 602!!!"
"Oh, honey, I've been listening to you for 3 weeks. I need a shower."
"Waaaah!! But it's so important!!!"
"I can give you a few more minutes, but then it's my turn to get some chores done."
"Only 2 more days, mama, I promise! We are almost halfway through!"