I’ve heard it said we take for granted what comes naturally to us. We tend to think, “If it’s easy for me, it must be easy for everyone.” In reality, this isn’t the case. I’ve come to realize that many of the tasks I thought were fairly simple (and which I do all the time) are apparently very difficult for others! So difficult, in fact, that nobody else in my home can do them. At the risk of sounding vain, here are a few of my superpowers.
|"Superpower"||How I see it...||What others think...|
|Putting clothes in a hamper||The hamper is right there... drop the clothes in.||I can't quite understand the concept of a hamper. Worn clothes should be tossed on a chair, piece of exercise equipment, or the floor.|
|Putting lids back on containers, such as the toothpaste tube.||Just snap the lid shut or screw it back on.||Lids... too hard.|
|Putting shoes in the closet||Simply pick them up, carry them to the closet, and put them down.||I can't possibly lift them and walk up the stairs. Have to leave them where they fall.|
|Putting trash in the trash can||"Pitch it in!"||I can't get the trash into the can, so I have to leave it on the counter/desk/dresser/ or on the floor near the trash can.|
|Replacing toilet paper and tissues||Pop the old one out, put the new one in.||This is a herculean task. Better to just substitute whatever paper product is handy.|
|Throwing empty food containers away||Extend arm, drop container in the can.||Only Mom can throw away the empty ice cream container, so I'll just put it back in the freezer.|
|Turning lights off||Lift a finger and flip a small switch... simple.||Whoa, I can't remember to keep turning lights on and turning lights off. Once I get them turned on, I'm just leaving them that way.
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Are you impressed by my Superpowers? Do you have some of these (or other) Superpowers?