1. Pregnancy and giving birth
2. Caring for a bunch of kids
3. Running a household
4. Opening a warm Dove egg while driving
Unrelated subject matter tacked onto this post:
While driving home from the doctor’s office today (lab results all good except my ferritin was on the low side so I’ll be getting more iron shots and also my thryoid was running a little high so I’ll be cutting back my levothyroxin a little) I took a detour through a neighborhood I was passing, because I wanted to look at the cute old houses. A kid was standing by the side of the road with a cardboard sign, and once I’d stopped to see that it said “Snow cones 50 cents” I didn’t have the heart to drive off without getting one. He grinned and used a walkie-talkie to report my order to his comrades inside the house, and after a couple of minutes another kid brought out my snow cone. The second kid said “Sorry that took so long,” and added, “We’re not doing too well today.” After I drove off I kind of wished I’d asked whether he meant their service wasn’t quite up to par, or they didn’t have many customers. Maybe he meant both.