There are certain small skills everyone should have.
They seem insignificant, but they make you self-sufficient. And they give you the ability to help others.
Plus, I can honestly say “I can do this.” Makes you feel better on a lousy day.
I can do this:
- unclog a toilet
- sew on a button
- hem my pants
- iron my shirt
- make my bed
- put together cheap furniture
- follow directions
- take apart random mechanical objects and put them back together again
- push buttons at random
- replace a light bulb without freaking out
- use a hammer, a screwdriver, and drill
- shrink wrap my windows
- make an omelette
- change a tire
- admit defeat and call someone else
And, today, I remembered that I can:
- take an electrical cable, bitten in half by my bunny and, using electrical tape and a pair of scissors, put it back together.
This is particularly important since a half an hour after this triumph I discovered that I can:
- laugh at the four pieces of wire sitting on the floor, the result of said bunny wreaking havoc on the exact same cord.
Thanks mom & dad, you make me self-sufficient.
Can you work on my bunny next?