more accomplished at 7 than at 31

Look what I found the other day. I’m not sure what I was looking for in my folder of old school papers, but I ran across this and thought it deserved to be shared. It’s a pretty impressive resume for a 7-year-old, huh? Thanks, Mom, for hanging on to this for me.

I generally don’t claim the ability to sew any more.  If I have to spend my time being nit-picky, give me words. I’ll format your documents, design CDs or proofread your letters and  stories. But ask me to figure out the tension on my sewing machine so I can turn out a straight seam, and I will think of a hundred other projects that need to be done first. Like giving my toenails a French manicure or reorganizing the camp kitchen…


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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3 Responses to more accomplished at 7 than at 31

  1. Lauren Combs says:

    Hey Ruthie!! This one is really sweet:-) The Lord definitly knows the desires of our hearts:-) I need to remember that;-)


  2. Marcus says:

    You’re right, the filial connections across the space-time continuum are shining through again. I’m sure it’s some sort of bond formed during your time of caring for your baby brother 🙂


  3. christina says:

    oooh french manicured toenails! I love that. mine are right now. I use a white paint marker – it’s so fast. and I definitely couldn’t cook or sew at seven, so yeah, I’m impressed. I did change cloth diapers, though.


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