For this week’s Writer’s Workshop at MamaKat’s blog, I am choosing:
2. Ask a loved one to use 6 descriptive words to describe you and report your findings. How well do they know you?
I decided to ask both my husband and the Little One. Let’s see how it went, shall we?
The Husband’s Response
OK, I’m not good at math but don’t you think Short + Well-Fed = Fat? Let’s move on before I get really mad at him.
Literary. I made him give me the exact definition he meant, and I think he really means “bookish” — which is fond of books and reading. This is true and undisputed.
Tomboy. My hair is short. I never wear make-up or jewelery. I never wear skirts or dresses unless forced. I only have three pairs of shoes — two pairs of sneakers and one pair of Crocs. I hate shopping (unless for books). I am often mistaken for a boy (but only if I am wearing something that disguises my freakishly large breasts — much too big for my short but well-fed frame). OK…I’ll give him this one too as I am definitely not a “girlie girl.”
Introvert. I don’t know if I agree with this one. I think the word he is looking for is “anti-social” or “homebody.” Or maybe he means “interested primarily in oneself.” I’ve never been one for huge packs of friends, and I’m a bit awkward socially (which is probably why I love blogging — I think I come off way better when I write than when I talk.) Plus I prefer to read a book rather than go to a party. (In college, I actually took a book to a party one time.) I don’t really like small talk, and my idea of hell is forced social interactions where I don’t know anyone very well. Well, maybe he is right about this.
Absent-minded. The dictionary definition is “lost in thought and unaware of one’s surroundings or actions.” This is definitely accurate — especially when I am blogging. Actually, it may be true at anytime. He’s gotten so used to me not really hearing what he says that he makes me repeat things back to him or write them down if they are really important. And I also tend to ask a question, immediately tune out and think about something else so I don’t listen to the answer, and then ask the same question one minute later. Perhaps he is just being nice and really meant “annoying.”
So that was interesting. I guess he knows me pretty well, but I guess this wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for him to say. But then again — skinny, gorgeous, witty cougar with a mind like a steel-trap doesn’t exactly ring true.
The Little One’s Response
Keep in mind that the Little One is 4 years old and didn’t really understand what I was asking him. My exact question was: “How would you describe Mommy?”
His immediate response was: “Typing on your blog.” What a bastard — I mean observant and sharp little guy.
His other responses were:
- Fun (this was really him just repeating a word back that I fed to him to get him to say descriptive words)
- Good (“What do you mean by good, sweetie? What is Mommy good at?” The Little One: “I mean you are good to me.” Got that right, little boy.)
- You’re my best friend. (Awwwwwww.)
- I love you so much. (Now I’m getting a little teary — sure it isn’t descriptive but he’s melting my heart.)
- I love you a million, billion Chuck E. Cheese. (OK — now you are just being silly.)
I love you too Little One — up to the moon and one billion trillion zillion googleheads! And Daddy … well, let’s just say I’m not the only well-fed one around here, shall we? (And I think you forgot to list “grudge holder” and “excellent memory” and my newfound descriptive word “frigid.”