In case you’re unaware, Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer hosts a weekly blog carnival called Works for Me Wednesday. People all over the blogosphere share tips about things that “work” for them.
But not this week…
This week’s theme is all about what *doesn’t* work (in this case…what doesn’t work for me). I was inspired by Darcie over at Such the Spot (when am I NOT inspired by her writing?) to participate this week.
So, without further ado, here’s my list of very personal, somewhat random things that don’t “work” for me. Feel free to agree or disagree or to leave a hearty, “Hear! Hear!” And, by all means, please share some things that don’t work for you in the comments…
1. Having the TV on when no one is watching it. Or maybe I should just say having the TV on period. I am just not a TV person for the most part (there are a few exceptions…namely, Lost and Psych).
2. Sleeping without a blanket. Even in the dead of summer, I like to have something covering me.
3. “Crying it out.” It just breaks this mama’s heart. I never did use that philosophy with my daughter.
4. Church nurseries. The germs, the strangers, the separation, the whole thing just isn’t really my “cup of tea.” When my daughter was young, I preferred to keep her in a sling. Now, I just like having her join me for the singing and then we play in the grass and “socialize.”
5. Provocative clothing for little girls. Camisoles, mini skirts, shirts with subtle messages printed across the chest…that kind of thing.
6. Encouraging little kid “crushes.” I.E. “He has such a crush on her,” “Go give him a kiss on the cheek,” “He’s such a ladies man.”
7. Drinking milk. Strange, I know. I never have liked the white stuff that “does a body good.” I do, however eat yogurt, ice cream, cheese, and butter without hesitation.
8. Reciprocal Links. As in, “I’ll-post-your-blog-on-my-blogroll IF you-post-my-blog-on-your-blogroll.” I much prefer blogrolls that are short, personal, and reciprocated because of genuine interest.
9. Long drives on roll-y/windy roads. I’m up for any adventure, but this kind usually gives me motion sickness. I always try to convince myself that it’s “in my head.” But – um – that doesn’t really work.
10. Fax machines. Why-oh-why do some businesses still insist on sending and receiving faxes? This is the 21st century people!
Now, wasn’t that fun? If you participate, be sure to leave your link in the comments. Or, if you don’t have a blog, tell me a few things that don’t “work” for you. I’d love to hear your thoughts!