Monday Listicles

End of the weekend marks the start of Listicles.

We had an amazing week. So many of you linked up and shared your favorite quotes. Some were inspirational, some funny and some were the cutest things your children came up with. They were all great reads. Thank you Bits of Bee for a great theme.

Seems like we are on a roll because Ado chose a great topic this time around. 10 family tree related things. I would never come up with something this much fun. This is a good one!

And next week: BIG SURPRISE! I got the ultimate chick, the one gone bad on her way of becoming good again on board. As part of her 12 step program of becoming even cuter and more pink she has agreed to choose what we will all be writing on our next list. Who is this chick you say? @Chicktuitionis the one that makes me laugh. I read her blog even on the day she does’t post anything. She is also resource on many useful subjects, like how to capture an alligator (settle down PETA, we are talking digitally) and successful ghost hunting. Not to mention home to the coolest photo competition ever! Still a week left to enter!

Your mission, should you chose to accept is to find Chicktuition among the linked blogs below and write a list on the subject she chose. Then come back next week and share. Or if you want to be a rebel, link any list of ten. We will still read it…

So on to this week’s topic by @AdotheMomalog.

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


1. There was a man from Istanbul that made ice cream and cakes.

2. There was a woman with the prettiest blue eyes and French sense of style.

3. Two of his great grandfathers served in World War II and one grew up in the midst of it.

4. Most of his ancestors have dipped their feet in the Mediterranean sea.

5. Some wrote in cyrillic.

6. By default he should be a Yankees fan.

7. Each generation outranks the one before.

8. Both his Grandmas have Italian last names.

9. His mom gets mad in a foreign language.

10. His dad has wonderful taste in women. As you all know.

36 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Alison. I bet Monkey’s list is an interesting one! Love the letter you posed for him!

  1. Twitter: runnermomjen
    Stasha, I love that you get mad in a foreign language!! Hahaha! Cracks me up 🙂
    And now I know where your love of ice cream came from…but that doesn’t explain mine, hmmm.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Family

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Maybe your great grandfather frequented my great grandfathers ice cream parlor?

  2. #10 is my favorite 🙂 but #4 and 5 are really intriguing branches of his family tree, too!! I can’t wait to see next week’s topic. The idea of family tree inspired my list this week even though it isn’t strictly the family tree!
    Kim recently posted..Staying Positive

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I love the list you wrote. I am so excited for you girls. Thank you for sharing those lovely photos of your family! It is interesting, my Husband and I grew up on different continents, yet our families hail just a drive away. And considering we are all med folks my son is bound to have a hairy chest 🙂

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Much like you, I don’t have a lot of info past last few generations. No crest or strong family name for my kiddo either. But my dog, his family tree is immaculate. We are talking at least 10 sires back and all royal champions too 🙂 maybe I should let him sleep inside?

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. I keep trying to teach my son my mother tongue but every time he frustrates me I switch to it naturally. Pretty sure he is now a little scared and thinks it is enemy talk.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You know Slovenians, we are too polite. So we all borrow from Serbian. Very juicy but it sounds kinda nice. Much like French 😉

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Serbian, it is the mother of all venting languages. My husband thinks it sounds nice. Who am I to tell him any different?

  3. Twitter: mommyslounge
    You get mad in a foreign language? That’s funny. At least he gets exposed to a second language, right? Hahaha. Maybe I should start doing the same to my girls! They need to learn my language. 😉

  4. Lovely list! I especially like #9 and #10 and #10 is absolutely true!
    And what language do you get mad in? I get mad in Polish. Some common expletives are Psia krew! (dog’s blood) and kurcze pieczone! (roast chicken!!) Can you imagine?

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, same in Slovenian. 300 hairy bears is like the worst swear thing we could come up with. But our brothers down sout, they are juicy. So I borrow from them.

  5. Twitter: lilahbility
    After reading yours, I think I need to return to this theme at some point. I HAD to do a Canadian Thanksgiving one, but #3 about WWII reminded me of a family story. Oh, and of course we already knew #10, so that one was a bit of a gimmee.
    Amanda recently posted..We Give Thanks

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, sometimes reading the comments under the Listicles is even more fun then the post itself 🙂

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