(An exercise in building one's self esteem.)
It's important, I think, for a work-at-home mom to reflect on all the many talents she has. It helps those banging-the-head-into-the-wall days seem much more bearable.
I recommend everyone create a list just like mine. You're bound to uncover talents you never knew you had.
So, now...a list...of the top ten things I'm really, really good at.
10. Laundry. My forte, really.
'Nary a day goes by I don't at least think about doing it.
9. Effectively executing my healthy eating plans for the family...even when I'm on deadline.
And let's not forget the importance of healthy drink.
8. Consistently maintaining an empty lint trap. I'm a real stickler for this one.
(and no, I did not attempt to turn that handful of lint into a craft project thankyouverymuch.)
7. Obeying the law by refusing to allow my three-year-old to operate a motorized vehicle.
6. Maintaining neat and tidy living quarters by promptly returning folded laundry to its home inside the dresser.
I know. It's a gift.
5. Unpacking my suitcase in a timely fashion.
(It's only been six days...)
4. Keeping a mental tally of our food inventory so as to not waste money on things we already have.
3. Changing the toilet paper roll as soon as it's empty.
(I swear I didn't chuck a roll of paper towels at my daughter earlier tonight telling her in my best Tim Gunn voice to "Make it Work...")
2. Sweeping. I'm great at sweeping.
(...and that's about where it stops. That pile could be there for weeks, who knows?)
And the number ONE thing I'm great at:
1. Knowing when it's inappropriate to take photos of my children.
I'm really, really good at that.
How about you? What are you really good at?