My dad's blog yesterday asked his readers what would make them want to "self-impose a pink slip." I responded, "You know, I was sitting here trying to think of a good answer and realized how incredibly blessed I am that right now I don't feel like resigning from anything. Yeah!"
Then I got to thinking. I may not want to resign from any of my "jobs" but (forgive the dreadfully mixed metaphors here) I sure would love line-item veto power. If I had that power...
I'd keep cooking but I'd veto dirty dishes.
I'd still love being a mommy but I'd veto potty training a toddler and production of toxic gas by my infant's rear end.
I'd stay married but I'd veto silly arguments with my spouse.
I'd keep up my Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring but I'd veto the long drive across town to see my Little Sis.
I'd keep our dog Hammer but I'd veto 95% of barking and 100% of chewing on or eating forbidden objects.
I'd keep blogging but I'd veto Blogger's technical issues and caring too much how many people are reading.
I'd keep occasionally doing a little real estate work but I'd veto stress.
I'd keep driving but I'd veto dirt that sticks to cars, red lights, and traffic.
While I'm waiting for my line-item veto power, indulge me by sharing how you'd make your life easier with that powerful red editing pen.