5 Things I Absolutely Cannot Do (But Wish I Could)

5 Things I Absolutely Cannot Do (But Wish I Could)

5 Things I Cannot Do

In case you haven’t noticed, I am making a concerted effort to include a little more of myself on this site. Talking about myself does not always come easily as it can be frightening to put oneself out there for scrutiny. I also do not want to toot my own horn, so to speak. I am sure your life is way too busy to concern yourself with other people’s successes and failures.  Still, I would love to be more open about myself with my readers. Today I am sharing five things that I cannot do, but wish I could. Maybe you can do these things? If so, feel free to give me some pointers!

I cannot whistle! Well, I can sort of whistle. I have a pitiful fake whistle I use when I am calling my dogs, but it is not a real whistle. No matter how many times I try, I just cannot whistle correctly.

I cannot sing. I can physically sing and can even carry a tune pretty decently within certain ranges. However, if you stand too close to me at church you might regret it!

This Cub Scout Den Leader cannot tie knots. My husband can tie just about any knot so when it was time to teach my scouts knot tying, I had my husband do it. I can tie my shoes and an overhand knot, but don’t ask me to save your life with a knot! Embarassing!

I cannot change my oil. Most woman cannot change their oil either so I realize I am not alone. However, I still feel ridiculous when I have to rely on someone to change my oil for me. It really is a simple process and I wish I could roll up my sleeves and get it done for myself.

I cannot type! Yes, I am serious. I type a lot but I am constantly fixing typos and making annoying corrections. I once sent an email out before I fixed my typos and the recipient of that email said she was worried I had dyslexia. Lucky for me I do not have dyslexia…I just have cannottypexia.

How about you? What can’t you do that you wish you could do? 

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Debra Wagner says

    I cannot and never could whistle either. I can change my oil however but I havent done it in years, it is too hard to get under car now!

  2. I can’t whistle or sing either.

  3. Tracy Groshong says

    I cannot whistle, tie knots or sing either (but I type like the wind). And this is weird…but I cannot sleep with a fan blowing on me! I also can’t dance; maybe with lessons, but I don’t have that natural rhytm. I would love to dance (good), not like a hippo in heels.

  4. I can’t cook. I do it, and have never poisoned anyone to this day, but I am NOT good at it. 20 years of trying and I really just don’t have it 🙁 I hope my son finds a wife who can cook!!

  5. Elle Briarson says

    I think you type pretty well! If it’s any consolation, I read your blog posts daily, and thoroughly enjoy them. P.S. I can’t sing either 😉

  6. I can change my own oil, but I don’t. It’s just not cost efficient when there are so many places with coupons and sales. It cost me more to buy the oil and filter at the store rather than how cheaply the shops get them when they buy in bulk. So don’t worry about not doing that one! 🙂

  7. Mommy Pamela says

    I can whistle really well, I cannot sing (but I can make noise with voice if that counts)and I cannot play a musical instrument. I guess I can do some things, LOL.

  8. md kennedy says

    I really can whistle, but cannot. Odd? I can only whistle by sucking air in, not blowing it out, so this limits my whistling song repertoire quite a bit. My husband, however, can call a cab in NYC that is a block away!

  9. I have never been able to whistle.

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