October 6, 2010

Things I do NOT do:

I got this idea from Kristen at Green Style Mom. I work two jobs, I am a mommy, I am a wife, I am a runner but there is still a list of "mom" type things that I do not do and that I do not feel guilty about.

1 - Scrapbook. My mom gave me a scrap book of Lily - she started it and expected me to finish it. Did this ever happen? Nope! Hey mom an idea for Christmas would be for me to mail this book back to you and have you finish it - ok?

2 - Bargain shop. Living in a small town without a lot of options leaves no options for bargain shopping. I do hit the local second hand store for the kids so does that count?

3 - Clip coupons. I have noticed that coupons are for name brand products and if I am only saving 35 cents my money is better spent on the generic brand instead.

4 - PTA

5 - Sew cute clothing for my children. This will never happen. My mom (sorry mom) forced me to learn to sew and I hated it. I do wish I had a sewing machine to fix a few small things but I really don't even want to try.

6 - Hand make everything in my home.

7 - Decorate extensively for any holiday.

8 - Iron. I do have an iron and an ironing board and if you want something ironed you have to do it yourself. The dryer works pretty good on getting out wrinkles anyway.

9 - Send cards.

10 - Comment on every blog post I read. I try to comment but if I don't have anything to say I don't.

11 - Make salad dressing. This is Joe's department and sometimes he does and sometimes he does not.

12 - Mow the lawn. Joe's job.

13 - Cook Dinner. This is Joe's job as well. He is so much better at this than I am and he enjoys it. Unless I am planning a big meal this is a task I would rather pass on.

What do you NOT do and do NOT feel guilty about?


GreenStyleMom said...

Love it!!

I've been a BAD blog commenter lately. I'm reading and have lots to say, I just can't find the energy to type it all out!

Anonymous said...

Great post. I don't really decorate for holidays either. The doors get a wreath. Some years I've even skipped putting up a tree (I live alone so I'm not disappointing anyone!). And I never iron!

I also don't run or belong to a gym even though sometimes it feels like I'm the only person on earth who doesn't! Every time I try to run I get injured. Plus I'd rather walk or hike instead.

funderson said...

amen to all those things.. Aidan asked me if we were going to put spider webs on the house this year. We did this ONCE several years ago and I'm telling you, decorating just creates expectations that I don't always feel like living up to. :)

Stephanie said...

Many of things on your list are on my list too.

I rarely iron or clip coupons. I used to scrapbook, but now I blog instead. I don't know how to sew, but sometimes I wish that I did. ;)