Free to be you and me again

Joining Alison and Ado celebrating their first year blogoversary.

Blog Bash

I published this post on 8th of April 2011. I am by no means a talented writer but I have my own style and this is it. Breaking news: Since then one of us has claimed a love for kale. And it was not me. Sometimes I wonder what this family of mine is turning into…

Free to be you and me

Our house is a great place to be whoever you want to be.

Some of us are liberal and others conservative. All of us believe in democracy, one of us wishes we didn’t. We all get a vote. One chooses not to participate at all, one of us exercises his right only in issues pertaining to him. Two of us still end up being outvoted most of the time.

Two of us ride horses, one of us pretends to be a horse. Three of us love the outdoors, one of us likes video games, two of us like television. One of us always smells like a wet dog. Two of us complain about the wet dog. One of us always cleans after the wet dog.

One of us likes wine, two of us like vegetables, three of us love chocolate, all of us like meat. Two of us like to bake, one of us likes to cook and all of us love to eat. None of us like kale, but three of us have to eat it. All of us are always finding dog hair in our meals, including visitors. Some of us hope we find it in kale.

One of us still naps all day, all of us like to sleep, one of us goes to bed late every night, one of us wishes he could too.  Three of us snore. One of us listens to the other three snoring. One of us sleeps outside. One of us sleeps in the wrong bed. Two of us ignore it.

Three of us love to fly, one of us used to have to, one of us still does. One of us is hoping never to go on a plane again. One of us used to be in first class, one of us traveled business class, three of us now sit in coach. One of us had to settle for cargo hold.

One of us has lots of toys, one of us buys them, one of us pays for them. All of us like to play with them. One of us is not allowed to. Two of us have been caught chewing on them. Some of us care about that more then others.

All of us like the back yard. Two of us like to garden. One of us hates the yard work. One of us thinks it’s a toilet.

Three of us like to be in control. Two of us should be. One of us always is.

All of us are happy. One of us writes about it.

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  1. [email protected] March 28, 2012 at 19:25 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee

    As I’ve come to know you and your lovely family over the past year, I can kinda guess who does what. 😉

    Thank you for linking up for Blog Bash!
    [email protected] recently posted..This Blog and I

  2. Lenore March 28, 2012 at 19:32 #

    Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Stasha, thanks for reposting this story. I love how it is written, what it says and the deeper meaning. Wonderful!

  3. Ado March 28, 2012 at 19:34 #

    We got STASHA to link up with US! Wow. I feel so cool! (-:
    I loved the way you wrote this post – LOVED. IT. What occurred to me as I read it was: It really REALLY needs to be in PICTURE BOOK form. For children even. It would be priceless. Do you draw? You should make this into a coffee table book for your family, or even a published one!
    THANKS for linking up!!
    Ado recently posted..Yes Virginia, Thin Mints DO Have Crack In Them

    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 21:53 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you so much! I am so happy to be a art of your 1st blogoversary bonanza!

  4. Susi March 28, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    That is awesome. Love the way it is written and having snooped around a bit and coming back more and more often I can see it in my minds eye and guess who is who… pretty cool!!! :)
    Susi recently posted..Shadow People

  5. [email protected] Rasler March 28, 2012 at 21:14 #

    Twitter: teamrasler
    Oh, this is SO good, Stasha. It reminds me of the book “Five Creatures” which is a picture book (in case Ado checks back on these comments!), which is similar. I think it’s kind of more fun without the pictures first, though, so we can go through and guess who is who. Did you find, like I did, that the word “us” starts to look funny by the end of the post? Either way, this is a freaking fabulous bit of writing. So delightfully you.
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..A moment in boyhood

  6. Theresa Sonoda March 28, 2012 at 22:08 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    LOVE LOVE this. Clever. You just keep presenting surprises about your creativity that delight me. I admire a sense of humor and self-expressionism most of all, and you have those in spades. And? You are sassy.
    LOVE it, Stasha. Thanks for sharing.

    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Blog Bash – It Took Me 57 Years

    • Stasha March 29, 2012 at 00:44 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You Mae me blush xo

  7. Twisted Domestic Goddess March 28, 2012 at 22:14 #

    If I wasn’t already in love with your family this post would have made me fall in love with you all again!!!

    • Stasha March 29, 2012 at 00:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank friend xo

  8. Iza Trapani March 29, 2012 at 05:18 #

    What a clever post! I loved figuring out who of you likes and does what. Such fun! You may not think so but you are a terrific writer, Stasha and I LOVE your sense of humor!

  9. Christie March 29, 2012 at 05:41 #

    Twitter: christineorgan
    Such a fun post! It got me thinking about the various dynamics, categories, likes/dislikes, etc. of my own family.
    Christie recently posted..The Strong Supportive Stem

  10. Kindred Adventures March 29, 2012 at 06:01 #

    Twitter: kindredadventur
    I agree with you, your style is your own. I think some would have issue with it not being the “way” writing should be done but you know what I LOVE IT!! There is a uniqueness to the way you express yourself in words, a simplicity and a nac for not rambling on and on. Did I say I love your writing?? This pieces dear is something else entirely… Stasha this is absolutely fantastic. I absolutely adore this piece. So uniquely written how you included everyone and shared their likes and dislikes. Really really really well done!!! -LV
    PS I can not tell you enough how happy I to have found this place and you!!! You are a wonderful person oh and your photos… {SWOON}!! xoxoxo

  11. Audrey March 29, 2012 at 07:42 #

    I loved reading this! Its adorable! And shows the differences in everyone
    Audrey recently posted..I hate being pregnant

  12. Ally March 29, 2012 at 07:45 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Stasha, I love this! You are so creative. I got such a kick out of know who was who and guessing at the ones I wasn’t sure of! :)
    Ally recently posted..Streeeeak! Or Shrinkage?

  13. Mark March 29, 2012 at 08:21 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    Love that last line!
    Mark recently posted.."What’s Love Got To Do With It"

  14. Mateja March 29, 2012 at 10:46 #

    I always love reading (and watching :) your blog. You’re so good whit words! And creative! You make me smile :)
    Mateja recently posted..Barvna kombinacija / Colour combination

  15. Julie March 29, 2012 at 11:45 #

    Very happy blogoversary to Alison and Ado! I think that the idea os this link up is simple genial! I would be glad to be a part of it!
    Julie recently posted..all on 6

  16. Kim Pugliano March 29, 2012 at 12:13 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    Fan-flipping-tastic! Oh my gosh Stasha that was amazing amazing amazing. I LOVED it. Especially trying to figure out who is who…like who poops in the yard? Hmmmmmm
    Kim Pugliano recently posted..Comment on Let Me Tell You a Little About me by Jackie

  17. Bruna March 29, 2012 at 16:01 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I love how you wrote this Stasha. Made me laugh. Very creative!
    Bruna recently posted..innocence

  18. Cookie's Mom March 29, 2012 at 19:45 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Sweet post, Stasha! I adore you and your family more and more with each post. :)
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Play Time: "Name Something Real!"

  19. christine March 29, 2012 at 20:11 #

    Twitter: anditislove
    Such a great post. I love your writing style and am so glad you linked this up. (I am relatively new and would have otherwise missed the post, as it was from last year.)
    christine recently posted..The Things I Wish

  20. Bridget March 29, 2012 at 21:45 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Ohmygosh…I couldn’t love this any more. Seriously. You are indeed a talented writer Stasha!
    Bridget recently posted..The Hunger Games: Reality TV Edition

  21. Emily D. March 30, 2012 at 05:28 #

    I think we all should be reposting our posts every now and then. Yard: “One of us thinks it’s a toilet” – haha, I have a neighbor like that! He even sometimes asks us to help him water his. :) He is so much fun.
    Emily D. recently posted..Dentist filing down your healthy teeth? It is outrageous!

  22. Amanda March 30, 2012 at 05:34 #

    I like the way you described all your thoughts and ideas! Actually it sounds very encouraging! Thanks a lot for it
    Amanda recently posted..Photography WordPress Themes

  23. Jackie March 30, 2012 at 11:37 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    What a lovely tribute to your fabulous little family Stasha! I did find myself trying to figure out who’s who which each, as some were far easier than others!
    Jackie recently posted..Almost time to Parrrrrty!

  24. Amanda March 30, 2012 at 14:04 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Oh Stasha, I truly adore this! It might just be my all-time favourite…hard to tell, since so many of yours are!
    Amanda recently posted..Wednesday of Few Words: The Makings of a Most Excellent Weekend

  25. Rach (DonutsMama) March 30, 2012 at 19:44 #

    I LOVE this post. So unique. I have nothing to add to it except I just loved it and wanted you to know. :)
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Life’s Lessons: I Need My Beauty Sleep

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