Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Strengths & Weaknesses

One of my strengths is that I’m always learning stuff.

Unfortunately, one of my weaknesses is that I’m always forgetting stuff.

My problem is that I only learn what I need to for the moment and then I promptly forget it. For example, last year I organized a holiday service project that we have decided to repeat during these holidays. When discussing how to organize it this year one gentleman suggested, “Just do it like you did last year – it was very organized and efficient.”

Doh.

It didn’t seem like the appropriate time to explain that there’s a little man who comes in my sleep and robs me of my memories. I don’t think he’d understand. Why do you think I write this blog, anyway? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not solely for the amusement of having someone look at me quizzically and inquire, “Soooo…a blog, huh? What kind of stuff do you write about?” and have me answer, “Nachos, farting and Hugh Jackman.” No, it’s so one day when Drew comes to me with an assignment to interview me about his childhood I can say, “Check the July 2007 archives.”

On the one hand I suppose it’s good to know that I am capable of “organized” and “efficient”. On the other hand, it would also be nice to remember how to do fractions and who Harriet Tubman is.

I have so many other examples of this problem.

I sure wish I could remember what they are.

11 comments:

Patty Ann said...

Yea, I am so with you here. My kids often remember all the things that I have forgotten. Problem is, I am not sure that they remember them correctly. They always remember that I am not at my best. I said or did something embarrassing. Maybe, I am glad I don't remember. This way, even if they are making it up, I won't know.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm forget why I can't remember. Like I tell my kids, "live with it". I totally get you sister.

ganelle said...

Wait! Seriously, what do you do last year? I need to know this! Your forgetfulness doesn't just effect you, ya know!

Becki said...

dont worry about it. fractions aren't even real anyway.

Kelly said...

Nice post! I can so relate to this. I'd love to hear more about Hugh Jackman in the future please.

just call me jo said...

You are so just like me. Kids DO remember things that I think are just incorrect. Let 'em produce proof. Ha! I thought not. Did you not post about that organized and efficient event? Have you checked?

Mom of Three said...

and who are you again?!

Vanessa said...

Two words: peppermint oil

Divorced LDS Woman said...

This post had me rolling on the floor: because it is exactly like me!! This is my personal blog, but I am sure you'd find so many similarities if you read my public one. :) We must be related somewhere along the way! :)

Suzi said...

Mom Still flatly denies that she ever saw a movie that I remember wtching together with her and having a wonderful time. Now my kids say "remember that time when we..." and I start to panic. (PS see--I checked your blog!!) lub ewe

Lisa Loo said...

Will you please write those 2 opening sentences on my tombstone?

Thanx ever so much.