Oct 7, 2016

Guess What? You Can Do It Too!

I’m beginning to think that I must be truly amazing. Or perhaps I have some unheard of super powers that the rest of my family wasn’t lucky enough to be born with. Why do I feel this way? Well, it is simply because I seem to be the only person in our house that can do so many simple tasks…well, maybe I should say “will” do. These tasks seem so easy, yet they are clearly impossible for the rest of the family. Therefore, I use my superhuman powers to pick up the slack for the rest of the family. 

I can...

Throw away wrappers
. I find them everywhere. On the counter, under the bed, in the couch cushions, and the favorite spot to stash them, on the floor one foot away from the actual garbage can.

Hang up the hand towel. No matter if it is the kitchen or the bathroom, the hand towel is always on the floor. Why? How hard is it to hang it up? Apparently, very, very hard. I can’t even count the amount of times that I find them on the floor. My youngest also insists on playing with all the clean hand towels and washcloths. Forget toys, towels are way better.

Poor a glass of milk. Yes, I am truly amazing. I am the ONLY one in our house that can get a glass of anything for anyone. Even when dad is in the room 2 feet away, they will walk all the way upstairs to ask me to get them a glass of milk. Do they not see Dad? Perhaps his superpower is being invisible.

Answer questions. It is wonderful that you think I know everything, I do, but Dad knows stuff too. Really.

Find anything. The Kids (and dad) will search and search for the important item of the minute… “Mom, where is it? I’ve looked everywhere.” Miraculously, I find it right where it belongs. Every time. Nothing is truly lost until Mom can’t find it.

See messes. Most of my family is completely oblivious to the vast array of crap strewn about all over the house. They just step over it or around it or even push it aside and carry on to their destination. Do they not see it?

You have all done a wonderful job of making me feel needed and important every single day. I love you all dearly, but I know I am not the only one that can do these things. Give it a whirl, kids. You can do it too!


  1. Hahaha yeah the kids are the worst! I ask mine to throw away something or tidy up and he tells me no you can do it mummy! Thanks a lot lol

    1. I know. I just cleaned out 10 granola bar wrappers from the couch cushions!

  2. This post is hilarious 😂 I look forward to reading more.

  3. This post is hilarious 😂 I look forward to reading more.

  4. Too funny! You really are a superhero!

  5. Hi Barrie,
    Too funny. Your post brings back memories of when my girls were little. Of course you are right. Do you write for Scary Mommy? You could. Your post is THAT good.

    1. Hi Janice,
      Thanks so much for the compliment! It's my birthday today and that is the best gift I could ask for! Scary Mommy picked up one piece of mine last month...trying for more. Thank you again for the compliment. I truly appreciate it!

  6. This is all too true. My son loves taking clean towels and pretending to be a ghost. I love the creativity, but not having to clean all the snot-soaked towels.