Monday, August 09, 2010
I Don't Think Like That
I've been confronted with the fact that I don't always think like other people and it always makes me stop and think.
For instance: family who redecorated two of their children's rooms, giving them each their own room. Not only did they paint each of the rooms in two colors, they have new curtains and other decorations put up all around the rooms making them look more like a picture from a magazine.
I don't think like that - My kids are lucky to get one coat of paint they picked and we'll make do with whatever else. It doesn't cross my mind to have the extras - decorative pillows, knick-knacks, lighting, etc. And if it does, the pocket book often determines not to do it, or do it later, which turns into never.
Another example: I don't cook like this. It looks and sounds wonderful, and I plan to try it, but I would have never thought about it myself. Or some of the meals Facebook friends state they're fixing I would never think of like "thai coconut salmon," or "garden meatloaf," or "chinese chop chop salad," or any number of other "fancy-schmanzy" meals.
One more example: I don't think to clean like my sister-in-law does. She is very good at it and I always learn something from watching her when we're together that I would never think to do on my own.
I understand that I probably do things that others would never think of, but since I think that way I don't think about it - know what I mean? I love learning all these things from family and friends and some of them I do try and some do become habits of my thinking. But for the most part I'm always partly amused when confronted with a different way of thinking because, well, it had never crossed my mind before. :-)