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.

72 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Please sign this mommy up too. I even do it with the dog and horse. It is beyond absurd…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      As you should πŸ™‚ Unlike Theresa, my schedule is wide open you know…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      In public, many times…Might even been humming a tune at the supermarket while sniffing πŸ™‚

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

  1. 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.
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    1. 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…

  2. 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. : )
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. Your pretty pup has grown so much since I last visited your blog!

  3. 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.
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    1. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. 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…

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

    1. 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…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Copy and paste. It’s caled motherhood, i don’t own any copyrights πŸ™‚

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

    1. 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.

  4. 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.
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Mommy thanks you for the compliment and says ditto after reading your list!!!

  5. Twitter: ava812
    Third person referral to oneself, this is something I forgot to add on my list. πŸ™‚ Glad to be joining again Stasha.
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love your list, keep them coming. And the photo of you and M is precious. Hair and all…

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

  6. 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.
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    1. 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…

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