We are genius.

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It has recently come to my attention that I’m a freakin’ genius. No, don’t laugh… seriously! I have mastered a set of skills so highly specialized that many people don’t even know they don’t share them.

You’d think I’d hoard this magic, keep these powers to myself, but you’d be wrong. I WANT to share. I have willingly offered mentorship to anyone who is interested. Sadly, so few are interested… in fact I can say with honesty that, to date, no-one has actually wanted to learn.

So I will remain, for the foreseeable future, one of an elite few. A member of an unarmed group of specialists who know one another on sight, and know impostors in a moment. We are all around you.

We are the brave. We are the powerful. We know how to change a toilet roll, replace a paper towel tube, fold towels, sweep under the edges of the cupboard, sort laundry, close cabinet doors and refill liquid soap dispensers. We know how to empty the lint tray, pull gunk out of the kitchen drain and put a new bag in the trash bin. We understand that milk lives in the refrigerator, that food left out overnight goes bad and that brown bananas taste better. We know how to cap the toothpaste and collapse a stroller. We can tell you where you left your blue jacket and which type of peanut butter you prefer.

We are mothers. We are legion. We are genius. We are tired.

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6 thoughts on “We are genius.

  1. Well just exactly how did you learn all that stuff? I will tell you how. You learned it through a training program provided to you free of charge by another group of people. So allow me to introduce ourselves.

    We are the ones that don’t know where our dirty socks belong, where the cleaning supplies are kept or where the toilet brush is. We are the ones who can’t cook, do laundry or use a vacuum cleaner. We are the ones who can never find our wallets keys or underwear.

    We are a disorganized group of people who can’t seem to place a high level of importance on the small details in life

    We are husbands. We are Fathers. We are pathetic. But we love you.

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