Can you teach my kid piano lessons?
uh, I really don't have time since I have an 8-5 job, a husband, a church calling, and current piano students, but I guess I can. (Doh! I'm up to 6 --or is it 8-- students now who I've committed to teaching. I have another who wants me to teach, though I really, really don't want to teach because of weird family dynamics and a really young student. I'm avoiding calling her back. Is it bad to screen phone calls?)Can we reschedule this week's lesson?
sure. even though we've rescheduled every lesson this month for you. but what they heck?Can you babysit this Saturday? Oh, it will be for my daughter and her friend, is that ok?
what time did you say? all afternoon? though i haven't seen my husband all week since he was traveling, and though this was going to be my first Saturday this month I wouldn't have to work at my job, that should be fine.Can you work this Saturday [stay late/come early]?
yep. even if i have to copy for 5 hours straight, i'll do it just for you.Can you play the piano for Primary/ New Beginnings/ my son's elementary Tuba competition/ It's Great to be 8?
I haven't said no to anyone yet. Why should I start now?Don't get me wrong. I usually don't mind doing these things once I get past the dread or anticipation and actually do them; sometimes I really enjoy myself. And I do prefer being busy to sitting around by myself trying to come up with projects to make myself feel productive, but sometimes I wonder if I should put my foot down and say, "no" when it starts feeling a bit much. Is that bad?