Why I Do What I Do

Do you ever think about why you do what you do?  Why you like what you like?  In the spirit of introspection, I'll be writing a brief series that I've dubbed Why I Do What I Do.  Why I run.  Why I write.  Why I cry easily at sappy things.

Of course, I've mulled over several topics that won't make the final cut, which I'll share with you here:

Why I cook.
Because cooking precedes eating and eating is necessary to sustain life.  I like living.

Why I don't like chocolate ice cream.
Because vanilla ice cream with chocolaty stuff mixed inside of it is vastly superior.

Why my kitchen floor is clean.
It isn't.

Why I straighten pillows whenever I walk past a couch.
Because it's an attempt to counterbalance the state of my kitchen floor.

Why I sing Livin' On a Prayer each time I hear the phrase we're halfway there.
This one's a no-brainer: Because it's impossible not to.

Since these gems are off the list, I'm open to topic suggestions from readers.  Just leave a comment with your Why and I'll pick from among them.  (Consider this as tag-team blogging, minus the matching spandex outfits.)

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  1. Steph at The Healthy MomJuly 16, 2012

    Great topic. How about... why do I write? Or why do I love to read? You should to a link up with this. It would be cool to see what others come up with!

  2. TheMomChefJuly 16, 2012

    Why do you discipline your children the way you do? Why do you teach? Do you iron pillow cases (and if so, why?) Why do you organize your closet? Why do you read what you read?

  3. Holly FordJuly 16, 2012

    I just stumbled across your blog on Top Mommy Blogs. I don't know much about you (yet!), but... why do you blog??

    Looks like we have similar blogs! I'm a new follower! Would love if you could stop by http://mymommyandwifelife.blogspot.com :)

  4. Ah yes, I'll be getting to this! Thanks for commenting, Holly. I'll be stopping by your site soon.

  5. All of these are very good.

    Do YOU iron pillowcases? (I don't.) I'm an interesting combination of neat freak and shirker-of-household-chores-such-as-ironing. I'm the one with a four-year-old who thought the ironing board was a surf board. Just saying. ;)

  6. Steph, this is a great idea... except that I currently don't know how to set up a link. Perhaps I should look into tutorials!

  7. TheMomChefJuly 16, 2012

    Do I iron pillowcases? That would be a big NO. My mom used to make me iron them when I was in high school and I never understood the need since I only used them when I was going to close my eyes anyhow. :)

  8. Your logic, as usual, is spot-on, my friend.

  9. Why do you have three kids? (No fair saying, "Because I couldn't send one back." Also, why are we not wearing matching spandex outfits? Because that could be awesome.

  10. Maybe I really *should* reconsider the matching spandex.


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