1. throwing things
I throw like a girl. I asked my Sister in Law, who has represented Australia in no less than three sports, for some pointers once. Her first observation was “Well, you just look a bit floppy”. And so ended the lessons.
2. choosing an avocado
Is it ripe? No?
Leave it and forget it, then put it in the bin.
3. driving in a straight line
This weakness didn’t become apparent until recently. When we first bought the farm the harvester could be a bit unpredictable, so Bearhands would drive and I would fold or stack. It wasn’t until after the Big Sister was born, that he started letting me drive. We’ve never talked about it – so I can’t be certain – but I suspect this is his way of apologising for having giant baby genes. There’s always a previous row to follow, so all I have to do is make sure I stay on course.
Then a few weeks back when Bearhands had a brief lapse in judgement and let me cut the first line in a new paddock. I’m not sure what happened myself, but the result was less than spectacular.
This goes with that? Not in this house, Susan.
5. reversing a trailer
The last time I attempted to reverse a trailer I found myself wedged in the carpark of a local nursery. I didn’t even make it inside to buy my freaking seedlings! When I discovered I didn’t have enough space to turn around, I tried a three point trailer turn and didn’t pull it off. Panic set in. When I’d been stuck for so long that people started returning to their cars to discover that I was blocking their exit, I got myself into a right lather. Memories of that morning still bring me to a cold sweat and I’ve avoided reversing a trailer again. Until Saturday, when I will load the girls in the car from our camping holiday and pull the camper trailer down the highway in the direction of home. I have three days of bliss before facing a morning of terror. I’ve started quelling my apprehension with cold beverages.
what do you suck at?
is there are secret to avocado selection?