Monday, March 29, 2010


Last night, I was whining to my husband about how I don't have any talents like all these other wives I see around me.  I guess I must be having some sort of identity crisis or something.  Just feeling a little bit useless.  All of these women are making businesses with their cake decorating, sewing, food preparation, house warming talents and well, I'm just not one of them.  I was even reading of one wife's budgeting talents on her blog and the following convo between Dev and I ensued (picture us in bed, Devin trying to fall asleep, and me going on and on about my lack of talents-nighttime seems to be my favorite time of the day to endlessly chat):

Me: "I don't have the talent of budgeting even."
Devin: "Yes, you do."
Me: "Dev, we don't even have a budget."
Devin: "Sure, we do.  It's called, Spend Nothing."

We had a good laugh about that one!  It's really, SO TRUE!  I know exactly what our fixed costs are each month and plan for those; otherwise, we really don't spend anything.  And I mean ANYTHING--except diapers, wipes, and an occasional bit on dates (but even then, we get buy 1 get 1 free meals or something cheap).  So, I guess you don't need a budget when you don't have any money after all...


Wood Family said...

I've felt this way as well, but I often wonder if most of their time is dedicated doing other things and not spending enough time with their kids.

I'm not saying we don't need some "me" time. I know I need it.

I think it's great people have time for extra things. For me, right now I have time a full time job taking care of my girls and my church calling(1st counselor in Primary Presidency) and that keeps me pretty busy.

Just a thought. =)

Shelise said...

I agree with Kara totally. I honestly could go on about this subject but lets just say this... (I'll email you). lol.

blkris said...

Hey there. I found your blog from someone who commented on my food blog. Glad to finally catch up with you guys! Your little one is cute! Saw Kristin and Mark are getting married. That is exciting and crazy! Who would have thought she would end up with someone from DeSoto!? Well, hope you guys are doing well! Stop by our blogs sometime

Devin, tell your parents hi from me!

Kristin (Malmberg) Griffeth

PS And Meg, I am in the same boat as you. Wondering what I can do to earn a little extra money, but my talents don't allow that. With each kid I have had, I have gone through the same identity crisis. Somehow, you always find something that you are really good at and you move on. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Spending nothing really is a talent! It would take a lot of self-restraint to not go out to eat all the time or buy new clothes or get new home decor. Good for you!

And just so you are aware of your other talents, I am so impressed by your ability to develop and articulate strong opinions, especially when they aren't the "norm" around here. I often agree with you, but I don't have the confidence to defend my ideas if anyone were to make a rebuttal.

And whenever those thoughts come up late at night, it's better to just go to sleep than entertain them because everything seems worse at that hour! One evening, I burned some cookies, and by the end of the night, I was crying in the shower wondering, "Do I even like myself??" Wow! Just a little over dramatic!

Janae Walker said...

I know exactly how you feel...spend as little as possible because there is nothing to spend!

You have many talents, don't worry. I get caught up in seeing others' talents and forget that I do have some talents. It is a talent to take care of your family :)

Angela Winterton said...

Meghan, if anyone has talents-it is you! I always admired how well you could play the piano, bake/cook, make crafts, and teach. I loved hearing your RS lessons. You have an amazing capacity to love and serve others. I have been blessed numerous times by your gifts. Thank you for sharing them!