7 Things I can't do that other moms probably can

February 3, 2016

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1. Fold a fitted sheet. My mom has shown me over and over again...and I just can't get it. 

2. Cut my baby's fingernails. I am SO bad at this. And it's crazy stressful! I'm always worried I'm going to cut Sadie's finger off, or cut her nail too short and make her bleed. Plus she's usually flailing  around like a banshee and won't sit still. If I could pay someone to come and clip her nails every week, I totally would.

3. Use a rectal thermometer on my child. I. Just. Can't. Do. It.

4. Watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. That show drives me up the wall. We don't have cable right now which means I've gotten a nice little break from Mickey and the gang. Whenever we watch it I find myself wishing the mystery mousketool could be wine.

5. Go grocery shopping with two kids. Unless I'm desperate, you won't catch me grocery shopping with both kids in tow. I just find it too stressful. I'll run to Target or Costco with both kids but for some reason the grocery store is just way out of my league.

6. Make a pot of coffee. Seriously I have no idea. I don't know how to use a keurig either. If we want coffee (which is very rare) we head to Starbucks.

7. Not shave my legs. I may go a week without washing my hair, but I rarely skip shaving my legs. I can't stand a little stubble....especially when I'm trying to sleep. It drives me up the wall!

Now it's your turn...what can't you do?

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34 Responses to “7 Things I can't do that other moms probably can”

  1. Get yourself a BUN coffee maker, it is super easy and coffee is done in less two minutes.

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  2. I find these hysterical. Now I cannot go a day without washing my hair, but my legs if they are covered I dont worry about it. Granted my leg hair stopped growing fast a long time ago (I think because I wear it off riding horses!). Not going to complain. The grocery store no problem with two children but please do not make me take two children to the OB with me (currently expecting #3)!

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  3. Oh the nail cutting. E flails as well and its just scary. I can't manage to take more than one photo of my kid each week/ Seriously.

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  4. Hahaha, so funny!! I made Cam bleed when I cut his nails, as a baby, and it scarred me for a long time. Now, I just hold Louise down and do it. #secondchildproblems

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  5. Folded sheets are my arch nemesis. So is the coffee maker (but not a bottle opener!). But I secretly love cutting the girls nails... So there's that ;) oh. And I'm at the gym too much to rock hairy legs. So I'm with you on that!

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  6. Basically all of these, though surprisingly I can fold a fitted sheet. All the others - not so much. Especially the not shaving thing. Can't do it. I must shave every single day. Winter or summer. If it isn't nice and smooth I can't sleep. haha. And I have yet to go grocery shopping with both kids in tow. Target yes. Other errands and shops, sure. But grocery shopping? No. It's already plenty stressful with just myself. One kid makes it tricky but two? No. You are definitely not alone in these things!

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  7. I have to wash my hair daily, but won't admit how long I'll go without shaving! Haha

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  8. These are great! I've never done number 3!

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  9. I couldn't fold a fitted sheet to save my life! And I still don't know how you survive without coffee!!

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  10. I too cannot clip my baby's nails! My husband does it and if I could pay someone to do I definitely would!

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  11. I neither wash my hair, nor shave my legs often enough…. so there ;-)

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  12. I'm with you on the fitted sheet. I just wad it up and throw it in the linen closet. Ha!

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  13. I wash my hair pretty much everyday but my legs get a shave maybe once a week! I always shop with both kids and it's painful and take an hour longer I swear.

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  14. Rectal thermometer and cup of coffee... I'm with you! But I'm the opposite with washing hair vs shaving legs. I'm blessed with not having prickly leg hair and I'm embarrassed to say I sometimes go a little too long between shaving, especially in the winter!

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  15. You know what? I have problems with a lot of these too. Fitted sheets? Nope (not well anyways). Nails? Nope. Mickey? Nope. Coffee? Nope. And grocery shopping with two? NOPE. NOPE. HECK NOPE. I feel ya, mama!

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  16. Mickey doesn't bother me at all. Now Jake and the Neverland Pirates...that's a totally different story!

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  17. I'm with you on the rectal thermometer. We only used it once and I made my husband do it. Neither of us could bring ourselves to do the Nose Frida thing though. I heard it's fabulous and was gifted one, but I just couldn't do it!

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  18. Nope, no idea how to brew a pot of coffee. My first day at my first job I realized that it was my responsibility for an executive meeting...thank goodness I found a nice janitor to help me!! And Mickey...just GO AWAY!!!

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  19. Rectal thermometor. Never in my life! Lol! I also can't clear the shower drain of hair when it just won't drain properly, even though it's MY hair. Totally grosses me out and will call in my hubby for reinforcements. ;)

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  20. I've never made a pot of coffee in my life! I'm a tea drinker and my fiance only drinks coffee once a week or so. I also don't know how to fold a fitted sheet. I thought balling it up and shoving it in the closet was sufficient? :)

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  21. As a nurse I have no problem using the nose frida or the rectal thermometer (just remember, their poop is way bigger than the probe!) but oddly enough I make my husband clean up the dog vomit. Or any vomit for that matter :)

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  22. Do people really use rectal thermometers?! And grocery shopping with two is tough. Costco is a breeze because they can both sit in a cart together and.... Samples!

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  23. This is seriously the best list! And I have no idea how to fold a fitted sheet either! But the Keurig, oh dear I wouldn't survive without that thing!

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  24. So, I'm opposite on all buy the grocery shopping! My mom actually tells the story of how she learned to fold a fitted sheet - a random lady in a laundromat taught her after she married my dad.

    I actually weirdly like cutting Abbie's nails, and as an infant, the rectal thermometer was the only thing I trusted! (We use the ear one now that she's older)

    I don't hate Mickey, but I don't love him either... probably because we generally watch entirely too much PJ Masks. She's obsessed.

    And how on earth do you survive without coffee?!? I am not a nice person when I don't get my morning cup (or three). As for my legs? Hey, I'm wearing pants so..... nope.

    Great list!

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  25. Someone gifted me these at my baby shower and they are so amazing for cutting nails. I never ever worry that I am going to snip her. http://www.amazon.com/Rubis-1F001-Baby-Nail-Scissors/dp/B0018RBV0W

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  26. You are hilarious! Nail scissors, the only way to cut their nails. I'm a nurse and I still let dad do it. Temporal thermometers were created FOR a reason! I second the grocery store, maybe that is why I only go to Target and Costco! I shave my legs EVERYDAY, can't stand it if I don't. Now brush my hair...maybe not.

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  27. lol! I'm with you on the folded sheet business. But really- who cares? No one that I've found yet(except maybe my mother in law)

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  28. I refuse to cut my kids' nails too! When my oldest was 6 months old i clipped her nail too short and she bled for a traumatizing 5 minutes. Since then, I have the hubs do it for both of our kids!

    Also - I'm with you on the grocery trip with two kids. I've only done it a handful of times because it's a nightmare!

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  29. I love this! Let' see.... I really don't like to grocery shop with two kids and have actually started doing online grocery shopping to avoid it! :)

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  30. i love this! fitted sheets?! never. they end up in a wad til my hubs folds them perfectly. and making coffee? nope... not unless hubs makes it or we drive through dunkin donuts or starbucks. i'd rather get both girls out of the house loaded up in the car and go through the drive thru than make coffee. and i LOATHE thomas. so much that i set up a passcode on the ipad so she won't watch it herself :) oh. dora too... that damn map and swiper drive me nuts!

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  31. I can't fold a fitted sheet either. I mean seriously it has to be easier than it is right? My husband still refuses to cutCams nails and he's 3.5. It freaks him out. And Emmy's, no way.

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