Monday Listicles

Listicles time!

Last week we talked about jobs we had. I cannot believe how many of us at some point in our lives bothered people over the phone to make a living. I really enjoyed reading your lists and getting to know you a little better. Thank you big time Squashed Mom for choosing a wicked topic!

This week Greta suggested we confess ten things we said we would NEVER do but caught ourselves doing it. Easy peasy, right? I have eaten many words since becoming a mother, but I have a funny feeling this is just a beginning…

For next week’s listicles, my ‘neighbor’ Ally will be choosing the topic. Which I am very excited about. I have followed Two normal moms blog since forever. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to find her list among the ones linked up this week and see what she wants us to write about. Ally is lovely, funny and well normal. And I am sure you all know her fabulousness!

And now: list of ten, never say never edition.

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


1. Not have a career.

2. Sniff a bum to see if diaper needs changing.

3. Sound like my grandma.

4. Use Santa as a motivator for good behavior.

5. Baby talk.

6. Eat my kid’s leftovers.

7. Give in.

8. Give up.

9. Supersize my order.

10.Refer to my self in third person.

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  1. Cookie's Mom January 15, 2012 at 19:16 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    I’m still referring to myself in the third person even though J is now 4. There should be a 12-step program for that!
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Well, I NEVER!

  2. Greta @ Not Enough Patience January 15, 2012 at 19:18 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    HAHA! My husband always refers to himself in the third person. :)

    And all the rest…yep. I said all that, too!
    Greta @ Not Enough Patience recently posted..Well, I Never!

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:02 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      This was such a great topic,. Thank you Greta!

  3. jacqui January 15, 2012 at 19:40 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I thought your list would be much more scandalous…I guess you’re saving that stuff for your interview. I think I’ve done everything you mentioned. And I might do them again.
    jacqui recently posted..The Last Thing I Want To Do…

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:02 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      As you should :) Unlike Theresa, my schedule is wide open you know…

      • jacqui January 17, 2012 at 04:09 #

        Twitter: chicktuition
        Really? I assumed with your photography business…and horses…and giant dog…and Little J…you’d be all booked up. This is very exciting news!
        jacqui recently posted..The Last Thing I Want To Do…

  4. Ally January 15, 2012 at 21:00 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Ah yes, sniffing the bum. Guilty. :)
    Ally recently posted..Monday Listicles – I Would Never…!

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:03 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      In public, many times…Might even been humming a tune at the supermarket while sniffing :)

  5. Alison@Mama Wants This January 15, 2012 at 21:37 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Bum sniffing, diaper checking, touching poop with bare hands, and so many more gross things :)
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..Memories Captured – January Link Up!

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:04 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      And you get to do it all over again in a few!

  6. Kiddothings January 15, 2012 at 22:12 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    I can so relate to your list but I’ll add “extract poop from a child” 😛
    Kiddothings recently posted..A Tag-gy Listicle

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I will refrain from public admittance. I am rather famous, you know…

  7. Bridget January 15, 2012 at 22:33 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Been there, done that. All 10.

    I think I’ll be saying that a lot for this one!
    Bridget recently posted..Saturday Photos

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yep, we are a classy bunch, all of us ladies and two men linking up too!

  8. Danielle January 15, 2012 at 23:40 #

    Ohhh those kids. They make ya do things you swore you’d never do and by the time you realize you are doing them it’s too late, it’s already a habit.
    Danielle recently posted..Monday Listicles: Never say Never

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I have no idea what you are talking about 😉

  9. Christine@TheAums January 15, 2012 at 23:49 #

    Hey, sniffing a bum is not as bad as sticking a finger down a diaper to check. So, I’ll leave my very short list in the comments: 1) I’ll never dye my hair. Actually I’m still going strong on this one so it doesn’t count. 2)When I’m a grownup and I have my own house, I’m never going to clean the toilets because I’ll hire someone to do it for me. HA! So glad my mom doesn’t rub this one in my face.
    Christine@TheAums recently posted..Un-meme: Ups and Downs

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:13 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I have not seen my natural hair color since high school. And I am the one scrubbing the toilets too. if I ever find time that is…

  10. Lenore January 16, 2012 at 06:23 #

    Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Yes – what you said. All of it.
    Lenore recently posted..Project 366: Day 16

  11. Just Ramblin' January 16, 2012 at 07:25 #

    Twitter: justramblin
    Oh how often I catch myself thinking, “I swore I would never say that!” or, “I promised myself I would never do that!”. Funny how as we age, we end up doing some of those very things. Great post. I enjoy your blog tremendously. : )
    Just Ramblin’ recently posted..When Unsure

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:21 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. Your pretty pup has grown so much since I last visited your blog!

  12. RoryBore January 16, 2012 at 07:36 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    All good ones. It used to drive me crazy hearing mothers/daddy referring to themselves as “mommy” “daddy” all the time when speaking to their children. As in, “mommy wants you to sit at the table and eat your food.” “Daddy says put your toys away” (okay, perhaps bad example). But now, of course I do it – constantly. And really: how else should I refer to myself? They didn’t know we even had first names for the first few years. And if I use daddy’s first name: they inevitably go around calling him that, instead of daddy, for days.
    Although, I love it when they do call him by my blog nickname for him: Left Brain.
    RoryBore recently posted..Coffee Chat Sneak Peek & Page Construction

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:16 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I cringe when my husband says “we don’t do that in this house”. As if I would ever do silly things my kid does :)

  13. Jamie January 16, 2012 at 08:31 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Those are good ones. I forgot about sniffing the rear to see if someone had pooped. That is DEFINITELY something I never thought I’d do..And eating off their plates. That gets me almost every day….why? why?
    Jamie recently posted..Yell “Turn that radio down.” Musing on things I never thought I’d do as a mother.

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:17 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I have no explanation. And obviously if we wanted to eat that for breakfast we would have made it for ourselves, right? But I catch myself doing it all the time. And I don’t even like waffles…

  14. Natatalie January 16, 2012 at 08:56 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    Ha ha how kids change the game!

  15. gaylene January 16, 2012 at 09:03 #

    If I had to write a list, I think it would be exactly like yours! So funny :)
    gaylene recently posted..The Life Cycle of a Non-Alien

  16. Just Jennifer January 16, 2012 at 09:08 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Heehee, sniffing a bum….oh so funny! How can you know, before you have a baby, that you kinda have to do that? And supersizeing your order? Is that a reference to your venti coffees, or actual food? 😉
    Just Jennifer recently posted..The Things You Think You Know

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:22 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I want to be really posh and say just Venti, but I have a very week spot for Wendy’s fries…

  17. Theresa Sonoda January 16, 2012 at 09:33 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Ha! I think I promised myself everything on your list, too! And then did them all at one time or another. LOL
    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Part 1

  18. Ado January 16, 2012 at 10:03 #

    You supersized your order? AND ate your kid’s leftovers?
    …welcome to the mom’s club! (-:
    Ado recently posted..10 Things I Never Thought I Would Do, Ever

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:28 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know. The coffee addiction truly started after giving birth. I did not even like the taste of it, and now I am a Venti kinda girl…

  19. Jessica January 16, 2012 at 12:18 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I could just copy your list. Mine is going to be basically the same, except for #1. LOL

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:29 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Copy and paste. It’s caled motherhood, i don’t own any copyrights :)

  20. Mama and the City January 16, 2012 at 12:20 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    Sound like your grandma? LOL Oh gosh! I did not go that far. I am still in like “my mom”.
    Mama and the City recently posted..Things I Said I Would Never Do

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:29 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Just you wait… See there I go again, just like grandma!

  21. Rach (DonutsMama) January 16, 2012 at 12:31 #

    I seriously do #2 multiple times a day.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Oh, I Would Never…

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:30 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Don’t worry. Once they are out of diapers, you will never do it again. I hope :)

  22. Amanda January 16, 2012 at 14:16 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Yes! All of the above and many, many more. Sad but true.
    Amanda recently posted..Never Say Never

  23. paul January 16, 2012 at 15:50 #

    Hmmmm, Santa as a motivator. May have to try that one out. nothing else works. Love your list.
    paul recently posted..Never Say Never

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:31 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Not sure if you can afford to dangle the Santa carrot in front of tenants.. Might cost you, specially if it is girls who like pretty shoes.

  24. Catwoman January 16, 2012 at 16:21 #

    I have done the most of these!:) I know what you are writing about, I’never thought that I would do these things, but a mommy is sometimes more than only human. Sounding like the grandma could be a good thing, I think:) Our grannies were so sweet and clever. I wish I could be like my grandma.
    Catwoman recently posted..fogfehérítés

  25. Harriet January 16, 2012 at 16:55 #

    Twitter: harrietglynn
    Mommy likes it!

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:32 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Mommy thanks you for the compliment and says ditto after reading your list!!!

  26. ava January 16, 2012 at 18:12 #

    Twitter: ava812
    Third person referral to oneself, this is something I forgot to add on my list. :) Glad to be joining again Stasha.
    ava recently posted..I Never

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:33 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love your list, keep them coming. And the photo of you and M is precious. Hair and all…

  27. Recovering Supermom January 16, 2012 at 18:29 #

    I’ve managed to avoid using Santa as a motivator until this year. I used it several times. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  28. Sweaty January 16, 2012 at 19:12 #

    Yes! I could totally relate to smelling a bum to check whether it’s time for a diaper change. I wouldn’t have dreamed I’d be capable of doing such a thing. 😉
    Sweaty recently posted..Flavor (and Best Scoop of the Week!)

  29. Ai Sakura January 16, 2012 at 19:26 #

    Twitter: AiSakuraHaruka
    well, never say never 😛

    I used to refer to myself in 3rd person all the time!.. still do sometimes haha.. then a lot of people will be like, whaaaattt??
    Ai Sakura recently posted..Bub & Me: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, standing up at the dinner party and declaring “mommy needs to go potty” will not help you make friends…

  30. My Mercurial Nature January 16, 2012 at 19:33 #

    I totally said I’d never use Santa as a motivator…but I must’ve done it at least 6 billion times this xmas season. :-/ Oops!
    My Mercurial Nature recently posted..Not THAT Kind of Mom!

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      In my case it didn’t even work :(

  31. Jessica@Team Rasler January 16, 2012 at 20:15 #

    Twitter: teamrasler
    Number 10! I *swore* I’d never do that. But… then it happened. I finally broke the habit, only to start it up again when my 18-month-old looked at me as though pronouns were the most confusing thing in the entire English language. Another year of saying, “Take that out of your mouth and give it to Mama, please.” Sigh.
    Jessica@Team Rasler recently posted..I’ll never…

  32. By Word of Mouth Musings January 16, 2012 at 20:55 #

    Twitter: ByWordsMusings
    OMGawsh … guilty of them all xxx
    By Word of Mouth Musings recently posted..Fertile Myrtle and The One Night Stand

  33. critters and crayons January 16, 2012 at 21:13 #

    Thanks for hosting the Listicles, Stasha! Giving in and Giving Up are sometimes good things- If they open us up to better possibilities. :) It’s all in how we look at it. For instance, you could “give up sniffing butts” and that would be grand. :)
    critters and crayons recently posted..Monday Listicles: Top 10 “I’ll Never Mom Moments”

    • Stasha January 17, 2012 at 01:43 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are right. It is not as bad as it sounds when you are young and think you are invincible. And funnily enough I never had issues with diapers, but I have somehow selectively erased all memories of them…

  34. Lisa January 16, 2012 at 22:03 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    Super size my order is my favourite. I’ve done it and it was for the fries, not the drink.
    Lisa recently posted..I Would Never! Insert eye roll here

  35. Sarcasm Goddess January 16, 2012 at 23:26 #

    I looooove referring to myself in the third person.

  36. Sarcasm Goddess January 16, 2012 at 23:27 #

    Oops, I mean Sarcasm Goddess loves referring to herself in the third person.
    Sarcasm Goddess recently posted..I Never Said I’d Do That!

  37. Anna January 17, 2012 at 03:53 #

    Haha, too funny! You made me realize that it is actually abnormal to refer to myself in third person. I do this all the time with my kids. It has a great emphasizing effect:)
    Anna recently posted..Dental treatment – everyone needs it sooner or later {???}

  38. Mama Zen January 17, 2012 at 06:02 #

    Eating the kid’s leftovers? Check!
    Mama Zen recently posted..Morning Moon

  39. deborah l quinn January 17, 2012 at 06:14 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Wait. You mean mommy-meals come in some other version than “leftover” or “supersize?” Wow. I’m going to have re-think here…breakfast for me is pretty exclusively toast crusts, pancake crumbs, and random orange juice. Mmm mmm good, right?
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Monday Listicles: things i said i would NEVER do

  40. Audrey January 17, 2012 at 07:32 #

    Is it bad that I am a little excited to use Santa to my advantage?
    Audrey recently posted..Never, Say Never – Monday Listicles

  41. Sara January 17, 2012 at 15:29 #

    Twitter: mommysummers
    I’m a butt sniffer here too. :)

  42. Carolyn January 19, 2012 at 14:35 #

    Yeah, we said we’d never use baby talk….
    Carolyn recently posted..Another One Done!

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