Writer’s Workshop-What I Can Do

It’s time for another installment of Writer’s Workshop, lovingly hosted by Mama Kat.

Here’s the prompt I chose:
List ten things you can do in three minutes.

It’s actually a bit ironic that I chose this prompt because I’m a little unclear. Is this ten individual things that take me 3 minutes or less to do? Or ten things I can accomplish together in three minutes?

I’m going with the former.

I don’t know if there are 10 things I can do in three minutes combined except yell at my kids 9 times and type about a 100 words. And that’s just not worth mentioning.

In three minutes I can:
Make three lunches.
Brush my teeth.
Unload my dishwasher.
Read a few pages of my book.
Type a few hundred words.
Put out fires. Lot’s and lot’s of figurative fires.
Start a load of laundry
Direct. And hope they listen.
Dial a number, state my business and get off the phone.

I’m feeling pretty talented.

What can you do in three minutes?

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) says

    I wasn’t sure which way to go with this list either, so I went both ways. Love your list!!

  2. Great list! Moms are SO talented!!

  3. Misty Rice-Baniewicz says

    Get 3 extra minutes of sleep!!!

    Now that’s what Im talkin about!!!!



  4. Hhaha…..I like the hide option best!

  5. Blogging Mama Andrea says

    I did the same and interpreted it the same way.

    Great list. Stopping by from MamaKat.

  6. dang, youre good! takes me ten minutes to figure out what i’m supposed to do next!!!

  7. blueviolet says

    Well, I just sat here for 3 minutes in awe of what you can do in 3 minutes.

  8. You go girl. Apparently, I need to get some wind in my sails. You can get alot accomplished in a short amount of time!

  9. You’ve earned bragging rights for sure, as far as I’m concerned! Way to go, girl!

  10. Are You Serious! says

    ♥ Great list! 🙂

  11. Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out says

    Very talented!

  12. Great list(s) I wasn’t sure about it either all in 3 min or seperate 3 mins

  13. mannequin says

    You can do all those things in three minutes or each thing requires three minutes to do?

  14. read your list. haha!

  15. i do read much faster than that, i swear, but i have a bunch of little interruptions…

  16. That’s a great list:-)

  17. love it–especially “direct and hope they listen” that about sums up most of my days.:)

  18. I can:
    Do my makeup.
    Get dressed.

    LOL Not much.

  19. Great list. I can blog, read a book to my little one and let the dog in.

  20. T Rex Mom says

    Actually, I think making three lunches in three minutes is pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy says

    I love the last one… “state my business”… I’m guessing you are not a “phone” person? LOL

  22. I thought about this topic before deciding to do another – but our lists have 3 items in common. Seems everyone can empty their dishwasher lickety-split.

  23. Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor says

    LOL – great list. I do not think I should answer this question in my current sarcastic and somewhat jaded state of mind. It is a family show after all.

  24. Great list! It seems I am always putting out fires too 🙂

  25. girlytwins says

    I bet if you really put your mind to it you could get almost all your list done in 3 minutes 🙂 LOL

    I love that you added hide. Hilarious.

    And I am going to time myself the next time I unload my dishwasher. I am sure it takes longer than 3 minutes…at least it sure feels that way 🙂

  26. Té la mà Maria - Reus says

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  27. My favorite one is “Hide”… Haha 🙂

  28. It takes me forever to make 3 lunches! They keep changing their minds!

  29. brunger bunch says

    Too fun…I am sure there are a hundred things we as moms can do in less than three minutes! I loved your post about best friends..I have been thinking a lot about mine lately. It is crazy here..I started another class in school, and my blogging is getting put on the back burner:(

  30. fun list. I don’t know what I can do in 3 minutes these days…I seem to move slowly!

  31. I can read an awesome blog, LOL about the part that read, “hide,” and leave a lame comment.

    Normally I could have done more but I was trying (and failing) to be witty 🙂

  32. I am Arizona; a person, not a place. says

    I wish I could unload my dishwasher in three minutes! I must be slow because it takes me a lot longer! Gosh, three minutes….it takes me about that long to walk to Starbucks with my dog (and that includes a pee break…for the dog, that is!).

  33. Eat a bowl of ice cream. I’m stress eating right now. No judging, please. It’s my drug of choice.

  34. NateAndJakesMom says

    I am not sure my list would be as good as yours. I am a work in progress… 🙂 Or so I keep telling myself lol.

  35. Bonnie the Boss says

    You are amazing! It takes me 10 minutes to unload and load the dishwasher. So I know 3 is out of the question.

  36. Jenni Jiggety says

    How funny that we both started our posts almost the SAME way….right down to former and latter! LOL!

    Great minds think alike!

  37. this was a funny list! and your answer for the combined 10 in 3 was just about the only thing i can do, as well (minus the typing).

    i hate talking on the phone more than just about anything.

  38. Get list!

  39. day dreaming?

  40. Live.Love.Eat says

    I can visit 3 blogs in 3 minutes 🙂

  41. Mytutorlist.com says

    Wow, you can do a lot in 3 minutes!

    Just wanted to let you know that I wrote a post today and the prettiest blogs on the web and featured you.


    Have a great day!

  42. Simply AnonyMom says

    These lists today are so fun!

  43. Adrian's Crazy Life says

    Sex??? That’s kind of mean, isn’t it? But it’s funny!

  44. wenderful says

    I like the hiding part. 🙂