Monday Listicles

Welcome back lovebirds.

I loved all the love last week. What a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s day! Thank you for all the love.

From love we are moving onto cleaning. Or rather not cleaning. Wendy  chose the topic that is right up my alley and so easy to list 10. In fact I was going to write nap and eat ice cream. But I did not, so feel free to write those in your list instead. Thank you Wendy, I look forward to finding some new excuses not to clean.

Before you go, let us not forget next week’s topic. It is my friend Rachel’s turn. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find her blog among the linked ones and see what she chose for us to write about. In case you are not sure who Rachel is, look for beauty, wit and courage. And while you are there, read a few of her posts. You will be glad you did!

Now tell me what are you doing instead of cleaning.

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


10 things I would rather be doing then cleaning the house


The girl can dream first:

1. Sit and watch my husband clean.

2. Sit and watch my son clean.

3. Watch Gerard Butler clean in a kilt.

But here are some things I don’t like but would still do if it got me out of cleaning the house:

4. Dry my hair.

5. Pull the rubbish bins to the curb.

6. Watch Caillou.

7. Fill out tax forms.

8. Deal with word verification.

9. Grocery shopping.

10. Talk on the phone.

Image is a miracle someone else managed to document of an unknown male. I suspect it might be staged…

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  1. Cookie's Mom February 19, 2012 at 19:13 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Ooh, ya. Sitting watching the husbands clean. I’ll bring the vino and maybe some popcorn… and a video camera, of course.
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..What would I rather do? Oh… about a million things.

  2. XLMIC February 19, 2012 at 19:24 #

    Twitter: xlmic
    Dude…that totally looks staged 😛 Heh heh…I could write the same list as you :)
    XLMIC recently posted..What did we see at the zoo? *warning: graphic picture at the end*

  3. Ado February 19, 2012 at 19:49 #

    Oh girlfriend I am with you on no. 3 – Gerald Butler in a kilt, cleaning. Yessiree.

  4. Erica M February 19, 2012 at 19:58 #

    Twitter: yhwriteme
    Where is that guy going with that clean mop bucket, brightly colored bottles and clean lint-free rags? The humanity…
    Erica M recently posted..Monday Listicles: I’d rather clean my entire house than do these 10 things

  5. [email protected] Wants This February 19, 2012 at 20:31 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    That picture is totally staged. Who cleans in a white shirt?

    If I ever see my husband clean, I might have to question my sanity.
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..11 Questions and Answers

  6. Ally February 19, 2012 at 21:12 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Dry my hair! That’s another I should have put on my list! Drying my thick, naturally wavy (&frizzy) hair straight is not so much fun, but I’d still rather do it than clean! :)
    Hmmm, I’d rather watch Gerard Butler clean anything… !!
    Ally recently posted..Five Question Friday

  7. Amanda February 19, 2012 at 21:26 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    I am blessed to have a hubby that does at LEAST his fair share of the cleaning, probably more. But here’s my confession: we value our time more than our money, so we pay to have our small apartment cleaned every two weeks while we are off galavanting around Vancouver.
    Amanda recently posted..What’s Better Than Cleaning?

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 21:26 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I hear you. And good on you!

  8. Bridget February 19, 2012 at 21:54 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    I think I’d rather clean than watch Caillou…
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  9. Kim Pugliano February 19, 2012 at 21:57 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    I do NOT miss Caillou. And I’m a CURLY GIRL. Woohoo!!! I just hang my head upside down with a diffuser and here come the curls!!!! OR, I go to bed with a wet head. This was so hard. I really like to clean (freak).
    Kim Pugliano recently posted..Comment on Scavenger Hunt Sunday 02/19/2012 by Kimberly Pugliano

  10. Beth February 19, 2012 at 22:01 #

    Twitter: farfromcamelot
    Does Gerard have to bend over to pick toys off the floor? I’ll hold the ladder while he cleans out the gutters.
    Beth recently posted..Bucket in Reverse

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 21:21 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Aren’t you the helpful one 😉 Must be your Southern manners…

  11. Jessica February 19, 2012 at 22:06 #

    Twitter: spitupchronicle
    Caillou is the devil. That little four year old is such a brat–but for some reason my three year old cant get enough. And that picture may be staged but that cleaning is totally sexy. 😉
    Jessica recently posted..What Id Rather Do Than Clean

  12. Mama, Hear Me Roar February 19, 2012 at 22:39 #

    Twitter: MamaHearMeRoar
    Watch the hubs and kid clean? Woo hoo!! Love that.
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..Dreams of a domestic tyrant

  13. Jess February 19, 2012 at 23:23 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Of course that picture is staged. No one cleans in a white shirt.
    Jess recently posted..Why YouTube is Awesome

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 21:27 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      And why are there two sets of rubber gloves I wonder?

  14. tricia February 20, 2012 at 00:10 #

    Stasha- Great list! I think mine would look a lot like it- Although, I think I would like the guy who played Thor to clean with his shirt off. :) Sorry for not linking up recently. I’m behind. Mostly because I’m doing everything BUT cleaning. :) Ironic. Also, voted for your pic!
    tricia recently posted..A Conversation About Rainbows- DailyBuzz Moms 9×9

  15. Jamie February 20, 2012 at 04:01 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    I’ve got a list at my place today but of way more than 10! Still here checking out all the reasons not to clean bc I am awful at cleaning!!
    Jamie recently posted..59 miles

  16. JDaniel4's Mom February 20, 2012 at 04:42 #

    I would love to watch my guy clean. He does an amazing job on the dishes.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday- Mardi Gras Lunch

  17. Jackie February 20, 2012 at 04:55 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    I agree with Bridget. I’d clean before watching Caillou, HANDS DOWN!
    Jackie recently posted..Morning Surprise

  18. Jenn February 20, 2012 at 05:05 #

    Twitter: librajenn
    LOL! Love the picture 😉
    Jenn recently posted..Stream of Consciousness

  19. Tania Elfersy (@PurpleLeavesRed) February 20, 2012 at 05:37 #

    Great list and so impressed that filling in tax forms made it in the top ten!
    I think you could run a caption competition on that fabulous picture:
    My input:
    “Do you think she’s fallen for it? As soon as she leaves, I’ll bring in the cleaner waiting out back.”
    Tania Elfersy (@PurpleLeavesRed) recently posted..Clean the house? I’d rather . . . .

  20. paul February 20, 2012 at 06:31 #

    ROFL, never thought of watching some one else clean? Hmm
    Gotta go with the others here on cleaning over Caillou. That show is like nails in my forehead.
    That picture reminded me of an article I read about fake cleaning tips- Spray cleaner in your entrance way just before guests arrive so it smells like you’ve actally done something. It works LOL
    paul recently posted..I’d Rather Be…

  21. Mamawearpapashirt February 20, 2012 at 06:52 #

    Twitter: Yjune
    My man does the dishes sometimes in a white shirt, but that’s only because I’m the one washing his shirt! Love this post!
    Mamawearpapashirt recently posted..Love yourself

  22. Audrey February 20, 2012 at 06:53 #

    Gerard Butler can come clean my house any day! :)
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – I’d Rather ….

  23. jacqui February 20, 2012 at 06:55 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    It sounds like you enjoy cleaning as much as I do! 😉
    jacqui recently posted..Girls Are Scary…

  24. RoryBore February 20, 2012 at 07:06 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    Left Brain also disputes the picture…….real men don’t wear gloves :)

    I am lamenting that there is no picture of Gerard in a kilt. I’ll see what I can do about that. While Left Brain is currently cleaning the kitchen.
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: To Clean, or Not To Clean

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 22:01 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      And for what you found I am eternally grateful. He is so pretty in pink :)

  25. SemiDomesticatedMama February 20, 2012 at 07:16 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you have a great week.

  26. Stacey February 20, 2012 at 07:17 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Your picture totally makes me giggle! The only way my kids clean is if I follow them around and crack the whip. Dang kids.
    Stacey recently posted..Better than cleaning

  27. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) February 20, 2012 at 07:46 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    Scary how similar our lists are. Yours was made far superior by the Gerard Butler in a kilt reference. Thank you for such a lovely introduction!
    Rachel (Totally Ovar It) recently posted..10 Things I Would Rather Do Than Clean My House

  28. deborah l quinn February 20, 2012 at 09:38 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Watch Caillou? I would rather fold socks for weeks then have to watch that again…or scrub toilets. That little pebble-head …argh. but my kids loved him. sigh…
    deborah l quinn recently posted..maybe we don’t have to kill all the lawyers

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 22:03 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I tell you what, little pebble head drives me crazy but my kid acts way nicer after watching him. It is not so much Caillou, it is his mom… She is the real problem. Never being mad, always bubbly… GRRRR!

  29. Just Jennifer February 20, 2012 at 09:53 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Are you saying you don’t like to talk on the phone? Gerard Butler….nice. And I hate grocery shopping too.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..I don’t wanna! You can’t make me!

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 22:04 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Honestly Jen I have 700 minutes in my plan and just today Husband told me he noticed I used 7 this year. Probably listening to my VM…

  30. Natatalie February 20, 2012 at 10:02 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    Ha ha I hate cleaning! Once it is done it is a mess in like 2 seconds. So depressing!
    Natatalie recently posted..Calling on All Mommy Experts

  31. Teresa February 20, 2012 at 10:16 #

    Twitter: TeresaThinks
    Imagining Gerard Butler cleaning…in a kilt? Ok, your list is AWESOME!
    Teresa recently posted..10 things I’d rather be doing than cleaning my house

    • Stasha February 20, 2012 at 22:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. Scot in a kilt makes everything better :)

  32. Runnermom-jen February 20, 2012 at 12:03 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Haha! The first three cracked me up!
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Sanitation Nation

  33. rachel February 20, 2012 at 14:16 #

    Twitter: racheldrechsel
    what makes you think that photo is staged? ; )
    rachel recently off your shot

  34. Janice February 20, 2012 at 16:34 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    Nice list.. Love it. I’ll add it to my list of 10. Woohoo! 20 reasons to not clean!
    Janice recently posted..No Housework For Me!

  35. Lenore February 20, 2012 at 18:27 #

    Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Hahaha! I loath talking on the phone AND Caillou. Excellent ‘call’, Stasha!
    Lenore recently posted..Project 366: Day 51

  36. [email protected] February 20, 2012 at 19:26 #

    Would you take Gerard Butler in a wetsuit? Not that I could personally deliver, but if we ever met and hugged, you’d be hugging the same body that Gerard brushed against on his way to catch some surf. True story.
    [email protected] recently posted..You Are Not Alone…But You Should Be!

  37. Jessica February 20, 2012 at 20:29 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I am all for #3. And I love that photo. LOL!
    Jessica recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

  38. Jamie February 20, 2012 at 20:39 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    That has to be the funniest picture ever. Needs to be a poster.
    Jamie recently posted..Muzing on what I’d rather be doing than cleaning house?

  39. Recovering Supermom February 20, 2012 at 21:55 #

    Your one about Calliou made me laugh. It’s funny how each parent seems to have a certain kids’ shows that makes them crazy.
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..How to Avoid Cleaning the House

  40. Dominique February 20, 2012 at 22:21 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    Getting the husband to clean will be great.. I get mine to do the ironing sometimes as he does it much better then me.
    Dominique recently posted..10 Things I Rather Do then Clean My House

  41. dumb mom February 21, 2012 at 04:32 #

    It must be staged because do men ever clean in those button up shirts they look so handsome in? Or at all really? Because they should.
    dumb mom recently posted..So You Think You Can Blog. SITSGirl Fran Tells Us How to Start a Blog.

  42. Barbara February 21, 2012 at 07:50 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Yup. Many a day I’ve had to sit on the couch watching Caillou while my husband cleans. All in all, it is still better than cleaning the house myself! Great list!
    Barbara recently posted..A Mother’s Guilt

  43. Janice February 21, 2012 at 18:13 #

    I think just about anything could go on this list. Yours made me laugh, though!
    Janice recently posted..If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Shoot ‘Em (or their laptop, anyway)

  44. [email protected] Rasler February 21, 2012 at 21:13 #

    Twitter: teamrasler
    I could grow old trying to watch my husband clean the house – he is THAT slow. But if someday my boys can help him and I can sit and eat ice cream while it happens? Well, it’ll be a cold day in hell, but I’ll be enjoying it anyway!
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..Thoughts on “The Help”

  45. Lisa February 25, 2012 at 11:41 #

    Twitter: LaliQuin
    Great list! I would love nothing more than to sit back and watch my husband clean.

    Even if it did mean, I’d have to reclean 😉

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