Writer’s Workshop-What I Can Do

It’s time for another installment of Writer’s Workshop, lovingly hosted by Mama Kat.

Here’s the prompt I chose:
List ten things you can do in three minutes.

It’s actually a bit ironic that I chose this prompt because I’m a little unclear. Is this ten individual things that take me 3 minutes or less to do? Or ten things I can accomplish together in three minutes?

I’m going with the former.

I don’t know if there are 10 things I can do in three minutes combined except yell at my kids 9 times and type about a 100 words. And that’s just not worth mentioning.

In three minutes I can:
Make three lunches.
Brush my teeth.
Unload my dishwasher.
Read a few pages of my book.
Type a few hundred words.
Put out fires. Lot’s and lot’s of figurative fires.
Start a load of laundry
Direct. And hope they listen.
Dial a number, state my business and get off the phone.

I’m feeling pretty talented.

What can you do in three minutes?


  1. 1

    Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) says

    I wasn’t sure which way to go with this list either, so I went both ways. Love your list!!

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    Carrie says

    You go girl. Apparently, I need to get some wind in my sails. You can get alot accomplished in a short amount of time!

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    Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy says

    I love the last one… “state my business”… I’m guessing you are not a “phone” person? LOL

  4. 36

    Dan says

    I thought about this topic before deciding to do another – but our lists have 3 items in common. Seems everyone can empty their dishwasher lickety-split.

  5. 37

    Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor says

    LOL – great list. I do not think I should answer this question in my current sarcastic and somewhat jaded state of mind. It is a family show after all.

  6. 39

    girlytwins says

    I bet if you really put your mind to it you could get almost all your list done in 3 minutes 🙂 LOL

    I love that you added hide. Hilarious.

    And I am going to time myself the next time I unload my dishwasher. I am sure it takes longer than 3 minutes…at least it sure feels that way 🙂

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    brunger bunch says

    Too fun…I am sure there are a hundred things we as moms can do in less than three minutes! I loved your post about best friends..I have been thinking a lot about mine lately. It is crazy here..I started another class in school, and my blogging is getting put on the back burner:(

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    Kathy B! says

    I can read an awesome blog, LOL about the part that read, “hide,” and leave a lame comment.

    Normally I could have done more but I was trying (and failing) to be witty 🙂

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    I am Arizona; a person, not a place. says

    I wish I could unload my dishwasher in three minutes! I must be slow because it takes me a lot longer! Gosh, three minutes….it takes me about that long to walk to Starbucks with my dog (and that includes a pee break…for the dog, that is!).

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    Heather says

    Eat a bowl of ice cream. I’m stress eating right now. No judging, please. It’s my drug of choice.

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    NateAndJakesMom says

    I am not sure my list would be as good as yours. I am a work in progress… 🙂 Or so I keep telling myself lol.

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    Bonnie the Boss says

    You are amazing! It takes me 10 minutes to unload and load the dishwasher. So I know 3 is out of the question.

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    Jenni Jiggety says

    How funny that we both started our posts almost the SAME way….right down to former and latter! LOL!

    Great minds think alike!

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    Deb says

    this was a funny list! and your answer for the combined 10 in 3 was just about the only thing i can do, as well (minus the typing).

    i hate talking on the phone more than just about anything.

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