Things I suck at:
Cutting toddler hair. Remember this?
|How could you forget this??|
After that little incident, I realized that I should never get near human hair with scissors ever again (I still think I'm a pretty good dog and horse groomer, but maybe the standards are just lower). Faith's bangs took a long time to grow out, but they were finally in need of a trim so I did the right thing: I outsourced:
|What is going to happen and why am I wearing a towel cape?|
|Mommy, why is this lady stealing my hair?|
|A lollipop and a pink comb?? This hair cut thing isn't half bad after all.|
I took her to my hair stylist and she was able to not only trim her bangs, but neaten it up all over. I'm really excited that Faith doesn't have a tiny rat tail any more. The best part was that she didn't fuss at all because that could have been really embarrassing considering it's not a kid-centric hair salon.
Cooking/Baking. I've mentioned it on the blog before, like the time I added the wrong extract to cinnamon buns or that time I melted plastic in the oven. Or how about that time I forgot to take out the neck when I roasted a turkey? It's not that I don't have the baseline skills to make edible food, it's just that I'm really, really absent minded and careless in the kitchen.
I had four overripe bananas so I decided to make Faith some banana bread because that seemed like a better plan than tossing out the bananas. I used Kari's recipe because Faith loves that stuff and gets so excited to have "CAKE!" for breakfast. I've made it before without incident, so it's probably not Kari's fault. Probably.
Life lesson: Smoked banana bread will probably never catch on, even though I feel like this guy would try it:
|BBQ Banana Bread? So edgy!|
I didn't put it in the right size pan (because I have shit for brains) and it overflowed and it resulted in a lovely oven fire. There is nothing like a cozy fall afternoon with a roaring fire in your oven, right?
|You can't blame this bad smell on me for once|
|Not actually edible|
My takeaway here is that I should have just thrown the stupid bananas away.
Faith wasn't pleased with the lack of banana bread.
|Geez Mommy, learn to FOCUS!|
What's one thing you know you suck at?