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Good thing we all have different talents - SILVER STORIES
Straight to the story: Last week, my twin brother and sister-in-law flew into NYC from Copenhagen to spend a week with us. My brother has inherited 100% of my dad (and my mom’s!) handy-skills. That means, zero percent left for me. My sister-in-law is just as handy as my brother – she’s even studying to become a cabinet-maker. They are extremely hands-on, and if something breaks around their house, one of them will be able to fix it within seconds. Me (and my boyfriend!) not so much. Actually, we are quite the contrary to the above description. My bf grew up with learning that whenever something around the house needed to be fixed, you could pay someone to do it (NYC works this way – you can pay for someone to do anything for you!) I grew up with my dad. And just like math, it was easier for my dad to just do things for me, whether it was assembling a new IKEA closet, hanging a picture or solving an equation, than to have the patience to teach me to do it. Those are the underlying reasons that my bf and I are not handy. Or that I am not good…