Being witty and telling jokes. Therefore, it’s particularly handy to be married to someone who is quick with the quips and can tell a joke; it’s even more handy to have offspring who take after said spouse ;-).
Having patience when I can’t figure something out right away. This is never more true than when I’m trying to sew on the sewing machine or when I’m trying to assemble a piece of furniture!
Ending a sentence with a preposition. Case in point: the original blogger’s question was, “What do you suck at?”. When I read sentences, my mind oftentimes reorganizes the words or inserts punctuation or whathaveyou. It’s not something I purposely do; it’s how my brain’s wired. Interestingly, my youngest kiddo’s brain is wired similarly.
Mentally visualizing distance or other forms of measurement. If you don’t give me a visual reference, you might as well be speaking a foreign language.
Ooh’ing and aah’ing over babies. I’m so not a baby person. (I do, however, enjoy kids once they reach an age when they can communicate well, and I especially enjoy them when they’re old enough to grasp the concepts of sarcasm and inside jokes and the like.)
Things that require coordination. Dancing . . . sports . . . walking a straight line ;-).
Engaging in small talk. I’m perfectly content to sit in silence if the alternative is to make small talk. My least favorite question ever is, “and what do you do?”.
Making phone calls / answering the phone. Ah, the irony that most of my employed-outside-the-home years required me to make phone calls and to answer the phone! I’m really not one who enjoys being on the phone; I would rather talk to someone face-to-face. (By the way, in my book, Skype falls under the category of “telephone” — I do not enjoy talking via Skype, at all!)
Listening without feeling like I need to offer solutions or “fix” the situation. You mean you aren’t telling me something because you want me to fix it for you?!?! ;-) Listening without automatically offering a million potential solutions is one of the most challenging parental things for me to “get” — I fail repeatedly.
Video games that require you to mash a sequence of buttons without having to think about it. It was a sad day when I realized I could no longer keep up with my kiddo’s gaming abilities. I’d love to be able to play Halo with my guys, but the controls aren’t seamless for me . . . I have to think about which buttons to push for this or that to happen, and that’s no bueño if you want to win (which I do because I’m competitive!). So I stick with the older games that have less complicated controls ;-).