Peggy, the Do It Myself Kid
The Do It Myself Kid, One of My Nicer Nicknames
Hello, I'm Peggy, and I was a do it yourself kid (or a do it myself kid, depending on who was calling me this). In any addiction, acknowledging you have a problem is the first step, right?
I was called the "do it myself kid," among other things, so said my mom and dad because from a very young age, I always wanted to "do it myself." I still don't like it when someone does something for me if it's something I can physically do myself. For some reason this led to my being called stubborn.
Being the youngest, I put my older brothers and sisters in a tough spot. They wanted a baby, to baby. I couldn't wait to grow up and just take care of myself. This was a sore spot. Oh well. I find it to be a redeeming quality.
I'm also throwing in some funny quotes and what not. Did I say I have a weird sense of humor? I do.
Source of Image of Stubborn Donkeys: dimitri at sxu.hu
My Other Tricycle Was a Broom
A Toddler Witch?
Like I mentioned, I wanted to get down to business and grow up and do stuff by myself. One of my first memories was wanting my own broom so I could sweep the kitchen floor. Not sweep with Mom; I wanted to sweep the floor by myself.
Somehow I got my own little broom and swept the kitchen floor every morning. This was before I went to school because even then, I wanted to earn my keep.
Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy
Let Your Little Angel Pull Her Own Weight - Kids are never too young to help out.
I loved helping out as a kid. I think most children want to be helpful and feel like they're contributing. Here are a few ways to get them going!
I'd Rather Be - Doing It Myself
Mary Englebreit Says... - some funny things.
~ If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no sense being a fool about it.
~ Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
~ Start each day with a smile and get it over with.
Names I've been called (because being
a do it myself kid is not all tea and roses)...
Mean and Hateful
Do It Yourself...
and There's No One Else to Blame
I think the reason I like doing things myself is I enjoy being accountable. If I do something right, I have the satisfaction of a job well done. If I screw up, and I have plenty of times, I have no problem taking the blame. I have learned so much from my screw ups. Mostly, I've learned to not do that again!
I also find these traits admirable in other people.
On the other hand, I am not a fan of free-loaders, blamers, or lazy bums. I don't like to be around them any longer than I have to.
I like being in control, doing what I want when I want, and not being told what to do. So, this has led me to the following way of life:
- Being my own boss
- Living alone (with Scarlett O'Hairy)
- Pursuing hobbies and interests that truly interest me
And I like it that way!
I have to admit that there are certain things I have absolutely no interest in doing.
I have no problem letting someone else do some things like
- fixing my car
- plumbing repairs
- removing a dead mouse or something icky like that
Do It Herself
I took an oil painting class a few years back. I had no idea what I was doing, but we were supposed to be copying an oil painting that the instructor had painted in something like a hour.
I was tooling along painting in the sky and ground, totally clueless and the painting looked like it. I had admired her painting that we were supposed to be "copying." I knew that wasn't going to happen, but I asked the instructor how she painted evergreen trees. I liked the way hers looked and wanted to know how to do it.
So, what did she do? She took the paintbrush out of my hand and proceeded to paint a tree on my canvas! I was livid. I wanted to do it myself.
Photo source: ba1969 at sxc.hu
Try Your Hand at Oil Painting - You Can Do It Yourself, I promise
If you want to try your hand at oil painting, here's your big chance. And no one will paint for you (unless you want them to, I guess).
If at first you don't succeed - change the rules.
Do It Yourself or Let Someone Do It For You?
Are you a "Do It Myself" kind of person?
Some Quotes I Love
- Red Cat Cat Cat Store
If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Then quit. There's no sense being a fool about it. ~Mary Engelbreit
- Dorothy Parker Quotes
Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think. Click the link to read more great quotes by Dorothy Parker.
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