Sunday, August 29, 2010

Can I add these skills to my resume?

Oh the skills I have learned being a Mom.
I can now...
- pick a sliver out of the hand of a child who is screaming as though I am trying to cut off his ears.
- smell withheld poop from across the room
- carry 3 plates plus utensils while adding food to the plates from a buffet table
- fold laundry, talk on the phone and glare at the children to stop whatever it is that they are doing wrong.
- find lost shoes in a field of hay
- take close up pictures of a grasshopper laying eggs
- get up, showered, dressed and make a cup of coffee in less then 10 minutes
- tell when my child is lying to me
- have the courage to admit that I make mistakes as a parent.
- drive the car, yell at the kids and carry on a conversation with my husband.
- entertain bored kids with a few napkins, a pen and straw wrapper.
- make a good meal out of  2 cans of chickpeas, an onion, rice, lemon juice, cumin and curry powder
- patch drywall
- teach other people new skills ( read teach kids to do all the household chores I hate)
and last but not least
- I can smell a wet bed from 3 rooms away.

No one ever told me about all the things I would learn, to bad none of them are really skills I could use to get a job doing anything other than being a parent. ( not that I want a job or anything).

4 comments:

GB's Mom said...

All are skills that are useful! Not everything in life needs to be convertible to cash :)

Janell said...

I am excited to find your blog--I'm going to have to go back and read more of your posts. I am also an adoptive parent, and a foster parent (and a bio parent - right now we have one of each kind. :). We have only taken little ones (under 2) to foster, and I am really interested to hear your stories about adopting older kids. We may foster older kids some day. Right now our kids are 6, 3, and almost 1. Good luck on your continued journey and I look forward to reading more!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Yeah. You've clearly taken multitasking to a new level. I knew my oldest was fully grown when he could patch his own drywall.

Little Wonder said...

it's amazing the things we moms can do! :D