**Linking up with MamaKat today: share 10 things you can’t do**
1.) This is the most famous thing in our family that I can’t do. It’s famous because I’m so notoriously bad at it, it’s comical. I can’t figure things out. For example, I could never, under any circumstances, put anything together. No joke. Not even something simple like training wheels on a bike and definitely not any Ikea furniture. My brain just doesn’t work that way.
2.) I can’t use tools. Everyone makes fun of me for this one too after I asked Matthew, then 5, which one was the wrench…and he knew. Then he showed me how to use it….because I didn’t know how. How I ended up not knowing this after growing up with a carpenter father is beyond me. Maybe something to delve into in therapy?
3.) Not only am I bad at this one, I am officially not allowed to do this one in our house: hang anything on walls. I’ve never learned how to so I just guesstimate where the nail should go…and then keep trying until I get it right. This results in way too many holes. So I’m not allowed.
4.) I can’t sing a note. I sound like the seagull from The Little Mermaid. I’ve always wanted to be good at it because I love to sing. But, alas, I’m awful.
5.) Even though I’m really good at doing Olivia’s hair, I am completely unable to do anything with my own hair. This is part of the reason why my hair is short. Short hair I can do…long hair? Not so much. Plus I totally rock the short hair look. 😉
6.) I am getting better at this one but, so far in life, I am not good with confrontations. I usually get so mad I cry and then I lose all credibility. But I’m getting better in my old age!
7.) If the kids need help with math, English or social studies, I am on it! If they need help with science? They’ll need to go ask Dad. I’ve never been good a science. It’s rather pathetic how little I know in this arena.
8.) In that same vein, I never had to learn US geography, and we didn’t travel at all growing up, and now I can barely locate 20 states on the map. I’ve learned more in the past 10 years of traveling with my family than all the years leading up to it. But I still have to stop and think which one is Indiana and which one is Illinois. And don’t even ask me to do the east coast or all of the states in the middle.
9.) You all know I’m an avid reader. But I can’t read the classics. Every summer I grab The Great Gatsby and Grapes of Wrath and tell myself that I’m going to read them all…and enjoy them! But four pages in I remember why I didn’t like them in high school and I quit. I like fluffy reads where someone gets kidnapped and murdered. So sue me.
10.) I can’t ever keep up with the cleaning and the laundry. Duh!!!
What is something you can’t do?