what is your hobby?

In the process of finding a new place to live we looked at a lot of places, and filled out a lot of applications. One of the applications said "what are your hobbies?" I was taken back by this question. First because I felt like that was a little too much information {why do they care what my hobbies are? Maybe they're concerned we do drugs or something? I'm pretty sure if someone did they wouldn't list it on a rental application...} Secondly I had no clue how to answer it. I don't know if I can say what my hobbies are.
 Life has been fairly busy lately- and I have a feeling in about 6 weeks it's about to get even busier. I do things, I just don't think I've ever thought "now to go work on my hobby..." Maybe it's just the word "hobby" that throws me off...my mind automatically goes to model trains and stamp collecting. I can, however tell you some things I like.

I like cereal. I like things that are grey. I like to go to the grocery store. I like hearing Trey and Brock laugh. I like the smell of freshly rained on cement. I like to sing. I like hot showers. I like to run. I like babies. I like photo albums. I like chocolate milk. I like stripes. I like mini lights. I like to swim in lakes. I like trampolines. I like to read. I like to make lists. I like building things. I like to cuddle. I like to clean and organize. I like the thrift store. I like getting haircuts. I like tuna and salsa sandwiches. I like to go fishing. I like musical theater. I like bran muffins. I like to listen to Christmas music all year long. I like to cook. I like board games. I like feeling a little baby moving around in my tummy. I like frozen grapes. I like to laugh so hard my eyes water. I like dogs. I like ABBA. I like surprise visitors at my door. I like to sew. I like to send mail. I like playing in sprinklers. I like 'wheel of fortune'. I like to eat things right out of the garden. I like going for bike rides. I like to not wear make-up. I like coloring books. I like to go sledding.

I like a lot of things. I guess some of them could be considered "hobbies"
I think my main hobby is just trying to be better. Being a better person, wife and mom- and not taking for granted all those little things that I like.

There. I feel better about that answer. On the application I wrote "crafts"- lame.

{And I like this picture. It was summer, we went on a hike, and I was pregnant but didn't know it yet.}


Laura.R said...

I was totally thinking about this a while back, too! The hobbies I came up with were "meal planning, creating meals, cleaning and organizing my house, reading with my kids, dancing with my kids, inventing funny ways to show my hubby he's special..."

Ha! Seriously. I like your explanation better.
Glad to hear the move went well!

Stephanie Bengtson said...

I love that picture too!! I love your list of likes!! I like many of those things too!! I didn't know you like 'wheel of fortune', I love it too, we will have to watch sometime together!! Jake always tells me I don't have hobbies but I do, it is mainly taking care of my kids and loving it!! I just don't have hobbies like him, playing video games and obsessing about the Bulls. Love ya!
ps. only 6 weeks left of pregnancy?!?!?!?! Crazy!! I am so excited to see her!!