Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Skills I never knew I had

This handy little tool has become one of my best friends over the years:
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I certainly never set out to become a handywoman.  It has kind of been thrust on me by kids.  Lately my trusty screwdriver has been used to remove and reinstall doorknobs.  Bugaboo has a knack for locking himself in the bathroom or my bedroom.  The problem then is that he can't unlock the door to get out.  Mom with her screwdriver to the rescue!  Have a toilet paper roll holder that has been taken off the wall?  Yep, I can fix that.  Towel bar pulled away from the wall brackets?  I can fix that, too.  Maybe I need to just ban Bugaboo from the bathroom entirely.

What unforeseen skills have you gained as a parent?

1 comment:

Megan said...

Plumbing repairs, especially since everytime the hubs deploys, something seems to go wrong immediately. As soon as he gets on the plane. Craziness! But I've replaced the float, the flusher, and some other thing I don't even remember the name of right now. Oh, and I also learned to replace a fuse on a microwave. During a deployment, of course.