Jump to content

What can't you do? (fluffity fluff)
That everyone else seems to find easy?


  • Please log in to reply
195 replies to this topic

#1 Super Cat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

I can't for the life of me carry a handbag on my shoulder. It might just be the way I'm built but the bag will slip off within seconds, unless I put my shoulder up near my ear! Everyone else I see seems to find this easy, but I can't do it!

What can't you do, that everyone else seems to do with ease? And does anyone else find carrying a handbag on their shoulder impossible?!

#2 Feral Borgia

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

Drive.

sad.gif

...and don't worry, I don't...I don't have a licence ....


#3 ubermum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Walk away from an idiot sharing a stupid opinion.

#4 luke's mummu

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Manage my children's behavioural problems

#5 lisacat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

OP I have to put my hand on my bag and put weight on it in order for it to stay I think I have rounder shoulders than is norm.

I can't whistle. I used to be able but one day I went to and now I can't. I don't know how my body can forget how to whistle but it has.

#6 Belinda18

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Curl my tongue

Wink with my right eye

#7 Pompol

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Use a lighter. I just can't do it.

#8 Therese

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

I can't whistle at all. No matter how many times I try, I just can't work it out.

#9 brazen

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

i can't carry a handbag either supercat, i think it's my sloping, narrow shoulders. crossbody for me!!

i can't make small talk
i can't play with my kids
i hate talking on the phone and avoid it as much as possible

#10 Soontobegran

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Roll my tongue down the middle .

Super Cat, me neither so I always wear it across my chest from the other shoulder.

#11 melajoe

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

I can't whistle  wwhistle.gif

I really, really wish I could raise just one eyebrow, but I can't.

#12 Jigsy 0308

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 28/01/2013, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Walk away from an idiot sharing a stupid opinion.



Ha! This is me too. I have no tolerance of stupid people or those that lack common sense.

#13 CupOfCoffee

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 28/01/2013, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Drive.

sad.gif

...and don't worry, I don't...I don't have a licence ....


I am the same... I just can't drive.

Never had a licence.

#14 nouseforaname

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Talk to people. Just can't blabber on and on.

#15 solongsuckers

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Can't whistle. My 5 year old does a better job at it.

#16 Ice Queen

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Self assembly.  Anything.  Even the simplest piece of furniture.

For those that cant roll your tongue, it's genetic.  So don't waste too many hours in front on the mirror trying!

#17 CalEliKat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE (melajoe @ 28/01/2013, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't whistle  wwhistle.gif

I really, really wish I could raise just one eyebrow, but I can't.


I taught myself to raise one eyebrow when I was 16, it took months of practicing in front of a mirror, I was trying to look awesome like Kiefer Sutherland did when he did it.  Now it is an involuntary thing, after 22 years of it and my eyebrows never look even when I wax or pluck due to the strong eyebrow muscle in my left one.  Weird stuff but true

#18 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Play chess and do the Live Long and Prosper hand sign thingo from Star Trek.

#19 kwiggle

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Carry my baby on my left hip.  I know most people do, to free up their right hand, but I'm totally incapable.
Say no to fabulous projects that I don't have time for.

#20 Runforyourlife

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

This question made me laugh! Thanks. I can't whistle, carry a bag on one shoulder, do small talk, a cartwheel, or open my eyes under water. original.gif

#21 FeralDancesHere

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE (Super Cat @ 28/01/2013, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't for the life of me carry a handbag on my shoulder. It might just be the way I'm built but the bag will slip off within seconds, unless I put my shoulder up near my ear! Everyone else I see seems to find this easy, but I can't do it!

What can't you do, that everyone else seems to do with ease? And does anyone else find carrying a handbag on their shoulder impossible?!


I can't do this either, but I have a spinal curve so it makes sense. I also can only carry things (including DS) on my left side even though I am right handed.


QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 28/01/2013, 08:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Drive.

sad.gif

...and don't worry, I don't...I don't have a licence ....


Don't drive either. I have tried with really horrible consequences but I just don't get it, and now I don't trust my reflexes/co-ordination to even try.

#22 ~Nodnol~

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

The Star Trek hand thing. I fail at geekdom.

#23 Feral_Bubble

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Keep mascara or foundation on

Drive Bells Line of Road in sydney comfortably at the speed limit when it's wet. Went to a friends place in Lithgow yesterday and had to pull over many many times to let people pass me on the way home lol

#24 Wallymaduka

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

I can't run.  It just ends up being an over-exerted, uncoordinated awkward scene.  Just can't do it sad.gif

I can swim kms without puffing though - hopefully that makes up for it!

#25 CalEliKat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

I can't use a phone in my right ear, only my left.  Weird thing is that I only have 5% hearing in my left ear so I can't really hear that well and spend half of my time yelling for people to speak up, but if I put the phone to my right ear it sounds hollow and odd and I cannot understand things.  My ears are not ambidextrous




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Why are there so few sexy maternity bras?

Rather than feeling ashamed of their post-baby bodies, women should be free to buy lingerie that makes them look attractive and pretty - no matter what stage of life they're in.

Toddler Alliyah one step closer to first trip home

She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.

'Put people before IVF profits': IVF pioneer Alan Trounson

IVF could be done for hundreds of dollars in Australia instead of $8500 if clinics stopped charging what ''the market will handle'', a pioneer of the technology says.

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Nutella supplies threatened by bad weather

There's bad news for fans of Nutella, the gooey, chocolatey hazelnut spread.

The cost of growing your own vegies

Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother?s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

The #loveyourlines Instagram account taking on body issues

A new Instagram account, LoveYourLines, has put the call out for to change the way we view stretch marks.

Mum gets diploma 51 years after being thrown out of school over pregnancy

Sandra Lantz was about six months pregnant and four months from graduation when she was forced to leave high school. Now, more than half a century later, she has finally graduated.

The lowdown on male midwives

How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Bomb threat at daycare centre

Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Unusual celebrity baby names

Celebrities love to use their imaginations when it comes to naming their kids! Here's a gallery of some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

5 fears I've overcome since becoming a mum

Motherhood has a way of putting any phobias you had pre-parenthood into perspective: you either realise they?re a pointless waste of energy or they simply vanish in a sleep-deprived haze.

Mums review the Dymples range from Big W

The Big W Dymples range offers parents a vast selection of quality products to keep their little ones happy and healthy. We asked the Real Mums Test Drive team to review some items - here's what they said.

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

The truth about breastfeeding and weightloss

Celebrities often state that their post-baby weight loss is down to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding alone. But that's not the reality for all women.

10 weird things little kids do

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, ?Really? Is that really a thing??

The app that helps detect signs of autism

Parents can assess their children's progress at critical developmental stages, thanks to this new app.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

She went to a doctor complaining of stomach pains, then had an unexpected operation to remove a decades-old fetus.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.