Happy Tuesday! Today is day 12 of the 25 days of gratitude challenge. We are almost half way there! Today’s question is: What is something you are good at?

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Now this is a really hard question for me to answer because I often feel like I’m not really good at anything. So I enlisted the help of my wife and this is what she had to say that I am good at.

She first said that I was good at being a mom. This meant a lot because I am in a constant state of guilt and wondering if I’m doing something right when it comes to our son. Is his diaper on too tight? Do I change him enough? Am i feeding him the right amount? Am I an awful parent for giving him off brand formula? Why did my body have to fail me in the first place, then I wouldn’t have to give him this crap!? Am I an awful mom for going back to work, even though we cant financially make it if I were to stay home? Did we do enough activities today? Is he learning? Is he progressing? These and a million other thoughts fly through my head all day long. But at the end of the day my son is healthy and very very happy so I’ve got to be doing something right!

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She then said I was good at cleaning (when I actually do it LOL). Cleaning has been something I have really struggled with ever since becoming pregnant. I did end up being diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. And I think that has played a huge role in my complete lack of motivation to do anything except hold and take care of son. My wife has immensely stepped up in this department and I am eternally grateful for it. I don’t even want to think what our house would look like if she didn’t. But she is right, when I do actually clean, I do think I’m good at it. I will blame that on a touch of OCD. I can be very organized when I want to be and am really good at organizing a chaos.

She also said I was good at sports. Now this one is a bit debatable because I’ve been overweight my entire life so running and the like have never been my strong suit. I love sports and put everything I have into them when I play them but in measuring my actual ability, I was so-so. Probably wouldn’t have been able to play in college, even if I tried.

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Another thing she said was I was good at was making people laugh. Now this is sort of true. I can be really sarcastic and kind of mean.  But since I’m sooo nice 99.9% of the time that when I do say something really mean, people just think I’m joking and they think it’s hilarious. But i do have my moments where my comedic timing can be pretty on point. The occasion may be few and far between though.

And lastly she said I was good at providing for my family. I do try really hard to do all that I can to provide for them. I gave up my dream of being a stay home mom and I try to budget and do everything I can to make sure we can have at least all our needs and at least some of our wants.

Well now that I’ve tooted my own horn quite a bit, what are you good at?

-Amanda

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