I was feeling a little overwhelmed last night and decided not to participate in Mama Kat’s writer’s workshop today. I didn’t think I had it in me to write anything. at. all.
Then I visited her site today to see what I had missed out on. I decided I couldn’t pass this one up, so I’m just late on the draw……but no worries. It’s not the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last.
Here’s the prompt I chose:
Ask a loved one to use 6 descriptive words to describe you and report your findings. How well do they know you?
I got all excited about this one, although on second thought, I’m beginning to think I’m a tad self centered to be so enthusiastic about something all about me.
Anyway. That’s beside the point…..or IS it the point? I’ll have to think on this one.
Back to the story.
I quickly called my husband at work, and sweetly asked him if he was busy.
He said, “it’s not too bad right now, why?”
I said, “because I need you to tell me 6 words that describe me”.
EASY, PEASY, right?
I’m mean, shouldn’t a loved one be able to spit 6 words out in like 10 seconds?
He said, “I’m really sorry, but I’ve been slammed all morning, and I’m backed up (but not in that way…..with work). I’m too busy to do this right now”.
He seemed regretful that he couldn’t help me out, but I have my doubts. When I asked him to get back to me he didn’t sound very appreciative of this opportunity I’ve given him.
So then I decided to ask my boys. Remember, they are 3, 3 and 4. My first mistake might have been interrupting Go, Diego, GO! to ask this small favor of them. They assured me they understood my question, but, whatever. With much thought, this is what they came up with.
4. mamakazam (my favorite)
6. I don’t know
What happened to pretty, nice, kind, generous, smart, wonderful, amazing or a dozen other coveted attributes?
I figured that just wouldn’t do. I needed more.
So I decided to call my sister.
I figured she’d be nice since:
1. It’s her birthday today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) and she just received a diamond ring from her husband that I happen to know she’s over the moon about, thus, she’s in a good mood.
2. I’m taking her out to lunch for her birthday so it wouldn’t behoove her to not be nice.
3. She’s my sister and she loves me.
This is her list:
Now, I happen to like her list. I would just like to know why it took her so long to come up with numbers 2 through 6? And, what happened to smart?
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