I am a Stay-At-Home Mother who loves reading, food, my husband, our children and dog but not necessarily in that order. We live in a suburb of Boston and have the usual busy and active lives. I am someone who likes to read everything and have always been this way. If I could figure out a way to be paid for reading, I would. When I was thinking up blog names, I got stuck on Capability. I don’t know why it resonated with me – it just did – er, does. When I remembered that there is a person named Capability Brown, I still liked it, even though, Thank God, I do not look remotely like him.
Lancelot “Capability” Brown (from wikipedia) (1716 – 6 February 1783), more commonly known as Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect. Although I have no particular gift or background in landscaping, I was sure I wanted the word in my title. I also like words. Okay, geek alert. I used to read the dictionary. Really. So…
ca·pa·bil·i·ty –noun,plural-ties. 1. the quality of being capable; capacity; ability: His capability was unquestionable.
2. the ability to undergo or be affected by a given treatment or action: the capability of glass in resisting heat.
3. Usually, capabilities. qualities, abilities, features, etc., that can be used or developed; potential: Though dilapidated, the house has great capabilities.
1580–90; (< MF capabilité) < LL capābili(s) capable + -ty
So that is why I am capability mom. I also like to think I am, in fact, capable.