1. If a kitten finds your cup of coffee on the paving stone near where you're weeding and sticks her little nose in to take a drink, do you: a) throw out the coffee and go get more in a clean cup; b) keep the coffee, drink some more, but put your cup where she can't reach it again; c) share the rest with the kitty?
2. If you have a cup of dry cereal in a bowl in the grass next to your coffee and your always-hungry dog comes over and takes a nibble, do you: a) fuss at the doggy and put her in her pen or crate; b) give her the rest and get some more cereal of your own; c) share it with her?
3. If your toddler has a snotty nose and slimes your glass after taking a drink, do you: a) get yourself another glass and let him/her keep that one; b) pay no mind and drink on the opposite side; c) wipe it off with your sleeve, maybe, and share the rest?
Key: If you answered with mostly as, you're a neat freak, possibly a germaphobe, at the very least persnickety. If you're a mother, you're at your wit's end 99% of the time.
If you answered mostly bs, you're practical, but picky. You're a fussy mom, but willing to compromise.
If you answered mostly cs, you are sloppy, but carefree and lots of fun and/or have more than three children and gave up fussiness a long time ago.
Me:1b, 2b, 3b
I will occasionally slip into as and bs, depending on the day, how much sleep I've gotten, and whether or not I've had my morning coffee... but this morning out weeding the garden -- it was b, b, and b.