Monday, September 14, 2009

Why I'm Not a Good Mormon Wife

These are all the reasons I am not a good Mormon wife:

*I don't own an SLR camera to take gorgeous pictures of my child or have a photography blog or business on the side.

*We don't have our family pictures taken around an old-fashioned truck or railroad tracks. We've never even had decent family pictures taken.

*I can't bake bread. In fact, I'm lucky to get a decent batch of frozen Rhodes Rolls to work.

*I hate BYU sports. I refuse to watch. I refuse to make blue cookies or punch to watch said BYU sports.

*I couldn't dream of canning. Freezer jam is as far as I go.

*A garden? Ha! I can't keep houseplants alive.

*I would have no idea how to sew my own designer curtains.

Be not offended by my observations. Sometimes I don't fit the mold. Sometimes I make myself laugh at my attempts. Thought you might have a laugh too!

10 comments:

::David and Erin:: said...

I am laughing so hard right now! This is SO true, and I think at times we all feel the same way!!! You are such a cool wife and mother...Keller and Chad are lucky guys!

AshleyS said...

this is why you and i are such good friends...your list describes me perfectly too. totally couldn't get my rhodes rolls to rise last sunday, couldn't care less about photography, and i am NOT going to the food storgage/canning enrichment tonight.

The Funderburks said...

You're so cute! All of those reasons are why I love you.

Emily said...

Amen! You're hilarious Dana...my favorite was the one about the family pictures and the railroad tracks! At least Heavenly Father doesn't judge us by all of those things!

Malma said...

Ummm...anybody that can accomplish ALL those things has issues. Besides..BYU is truly an evil entity.
In my mind... you far exceed all those things. Truly, I'm jealous of ya!

Adam and Kollen Marchant Family said...

I just don't know what to say! I can't believe you are a mormon wife. . . Just kidding. That's funny though.

Natalie said...

There is no reason for you to fit any kind of "mold". I don't qualify for most of those either. Though I do have an SLR and love it. But nobody pays me to take their pictures. Aside from that- I'm with you on every one.

Brooke Ulrich said...

Dana, you crack me up! I got to teach my classes about stereotypes today, and you hit the nail on the head! Have you ever read seriously so blessed? It is so dang funny.

http://seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com/

It basically makes fun of "Mormon" moms, and whenever I need a laugh I read it.

You are one of the most talented people I know. Who cares about all those things!

Jason and Andrea Wilcock said...

You are HILARIOUS! I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way.

Lenzi Woodbury said...

I love your for your mormon-ness and ESP your NON-mormon-ness :) Just because I'm right there with you!! Except I did have family pictures taken in front of a red brick wall. And I plan on doing something similar this year....but you will love me anyway d*mn it!! :) Because honestly, who would say the d word on your blog??? XOXO