Monday Listicles

Here comes Monday.

I take it you had a great weekend, wore green, drank Guinness and avoided getting pinched. Glad you are back and ready to share your list.

Last week we talked about women and why we rock. It was lovely to read about ladies that inspire you, the reasons that you enjoy being a woman and the two lists about women that were written by man! I must confess I really enjoy reading all the comments you leave for each other too. You all are a funny lot!

This week is kid edition. List of ten reasons why being a child is great. Or why it is not. Up to you.

And for next listicle Terri get’s to chose what we will talk about. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find Terri’s little Corner and next week’s topic. For a few of you not sure if you met Terri, she is a published author, a funny blogger living it up in Vegas and a smart phone addict. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

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


10 reasons my kid has it good

1. All he has to do really well is eat and sleep.

2. He is surrounded by people who love him.

3. He has the coolest dog that listens to him.

4. He has a democratic say in mostly everything.

5. If he whines hard enough he can drive me insane. A very powerful tool.

6. One is either witty or not. He is very, very witty.

7. He gets praised for zipping up his jacket and remembering to flush the toilet.

8. Bread with nutella counts as a a balanced meal.

9. His sleepovers are always girls.

10. He says he wants to be four forever. I take it he likes his life a lot.


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  1. Posted March 18, 2012 at 19:15 by Runnermom-jen | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure I would LOVE to be your kid :) You had me at Nutella being a balanced meal.
    I really love that picture!
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  2. Posted March 18, 2012 at 19:17 by jacqui | Permalink

    He definitely has the good life! Love that picture…and those socks!
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  3. Posted March 18, 2012 at 19:25 by [email protected] | Permalink

    He has good taste in food – I just had toast and Nutella for breakfast!
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    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:25 by Stasha | Permalink

      Sometimes we skip the bread bit too :)

  4. Posted March 18, 2012 at 19:48 by Amanda | Permalink

    I wouldn’t mind being your kid either. Definitely a good, good life. ;)
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  5. Posted March 18, 2012 at 19:50 by Terri Sonoda | Permalink

    LOVE your number 10! Four is the cutest age for kids! For both my boys, I was the one wishing they could be four forever.
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Part 8

    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:27 by Stasha | Permalink

      I must say I enjoy him at four above and beyond. Love next week’s topic, thank you!!!

  6. Posted March 18, 2012 at 20:02 by The Sisterhood | Permalink

    So true and so cutie pie cute. But let’s talk about those sleepovers. ;) Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..Should He Stay or Should He Go? The Kindergarten Dilemma

    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:31 by Stasha | Permalink

      Got another one coming up next week ;) The girls called today to see if he wants to come over to play and he said he is busy… Think that’s his MO, playing hard to get.

  7. Posted March 18, 2012 at 20:03 by Kerstin | Permalink

    Love that picture. There is lots of Nutella eating at our house as well!
    Kerstin recently posted..10 reasons why being a kid is awesome

  8. Posted March 18, 2012 at 20:27 by Delilah | Permalink

    Mmmmm, Nutella. Now I’m hungry. My kids think they have it so bad. Ha! I keep telling them, it can get worse so stop your whining.
    Delilah recently posted..Being a Kid Rocks So Stop Your Whining

    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:32 by Stasha | Permalink

      But like me, you don’t follow through ;)

  9. Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:05 by Bruna | Permalink

    Good taste in food and hey, I would want to stay 4 forever too :P
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    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:33 by Stasha | Permalink

      Thanks, me too. Or at least 34…

  10. Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:54 by Sharon | Permalink

    Nutella! I LOVE that stuff, but (and I don’t get this AT ALL), I am the only one in my house who does! So, of course, I
    Sharon recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Reasons Being A Kid In Our House Rocks

    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 22:13 by Stasha | Permalink

      That is insane. Your kids are one in a million. There is nothing wrong with having a jar for yourself!

  11. Posted March 18, 2012 at 21:55 by mynewfavoriteday | Permalink

    Great list Stasha. I wish people would praise me for zipping up my jacket and pretty much everything else I did. In addition to the nutella on bread I am pretty sure I would do very well at being 4!:)
    mynewfavoriteday recently posted..“The Happiness found in Growing Down.”

    • Posted March 18, 2012 at 22:10 by Stasha | Permalink

      I think we would excel. Not sure if our kids would do as well catering to us though, right?

  12. Posted March 18, 2012 at 22:10 by Bridget | Permalink

    Being 4 forever would totally rock. Seriously.
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  13. Posted March 18, 2012 at 22:32 by Brandee | Permalink

    Sounds like a great life! Nutella? Dogs? Sign me up!
    Brandee recently posted..Ah, it’s great to be a kid!

  14. Posted March 18, 2012 at 22:39 by darcelle | Permalink

    Great list Stasha! If only…

  15. Posted March 19, 2012 at 02:53 by [email protected] | Permalink

    11. He has you for a mama.
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  16. Posted March 19, 2012 at 03:13 by deborah l quinn | Permalink

    Those little feet in the socks are killing me. Adorable. Can I tell you how glad I am to meet someone else for whom “nutella sandwich” counts as nutrition? I tell myself that at least it’s a sandwich on whole-grain bread? (Can you see me clutching at straws?) … sheesh. Have missed listicles the last few weeks, so sorry (not that you’re pining away for me) but now I’m back and can’t wait to read all these great posts!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..maybe THIS murder will change things?

    • Posted March 19, 2012 at 22:47 by Stasha | Permalink

      I am stoked about your article. SO exciting!!!

  17. Posted March 19, 2012 at 03:14 by Moomser | Permalink

    Bread and Nutella is a balanced meal for adults too! Right??
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  18. Posted March 19, 2012 at 05:14 by Jen {at} take2mommy | Permalink

    Now I want to be four again too. Love the photo with the little socks poking out of the blanket!
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently posted..10 Reasons Why Being a Kid ROCKS

  19. Posted March 19, 2012 at 05:21 by Twisted Domestic Goddess | Permalink

    OH I know now for sure Little J would fit right into my lot of kids because they LIVE on Nutella!!! What a great pic those socks are great!
    Twisted Domestic Goddess recently posted..A Little Bit of Waldorf is a Good Thing

  20. Posted March 19, 2012 at 05:32 by Ducky | Permalink

    Nutella is AWESOME! There are so many great thins about being a Mom. That is one of them!! Lol

  21. Posted March 19, 2012 at 05:41 by Jackie | Permalink

    I keep telling Mo she can’t grow up any more and she finds it hysterical. We’re on the cusp of four and it’s such an amazingly, brilliant age! Love the list, and nutella is acceptable for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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  22. Posted March 19, 2012 at 05:58 by Andrea | Permalink

    Great list. I’ve linked up for the first time today. Found you @ Rachel’s place. :) Nice to *meet* you.

    p.s. Love #8!
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    • Posted March 19, 2012 at 22:31 by Stasha | Permalink

      Must admit I read your blog in the past. But it is lovely to reconnect!! Great list you posted.

  23. Posted March 19, 2012 at 06:05 by paul | Permalink

    Little J is a lucky man, why wouldn’t he want to stay four forever. Your picture is adorable, love those socks.
    paul recently posted..Being a Kid Rocks

  24. Posted March 19, 2012 at 06:18 by Jamie | Permalink

    Number one and two do make for a Good Life. Oh to be four again.
    Jamie recently posted..Childhood is awesome seen through a few decades perspective.

  25. Posted March 19, 2012 at 07:05 by Ally | Permalink

    Remembering to flush the toilet IS a praise worthy task! And he does have a really cool dog. I did a similar post on how my son’s life is good!
    Ally recently posted..Monday Listicles – My Son Appreciates Life

  26. Posted March 19, 2012 at 07:09 by RoryBore | Permalink

    not sure if I should let Little J know this, but if you whine loud enough your mom might also buy that marshmallow fluff stuff for your nutella and toast —- you got yourself a nice little smore sandwhich then! cheers.

    love the pic!
    RoryBore recently posted..Manic Monday – Kids Rock!

  27. Posted March 19, 2012 at 07:11 by Eve | Permalink

    Love this list! Your little dude is one lucky boy that’s for sure. My son is also praised for flushing the toilet. They obviously have it made!
    Eve recently posted..10 Reasons My Son Has an Awesome Life

  28. Posted March 19, 2012 at 07:40 by ava | Permalink

    Fun list! To be a kid again and eat all the nutella I can get my hands on, it would be a blast! Being 4 is a blast!
    ava recently posted..10 Reasons Being A Kid Rocks

  29. Posted March 19, 2012 at 07:46 by Just Jennifer | Permalink

    These are 10 excellent reasons why Little J has it good!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..About Being a Kid

  30. Posted March 19, 2012 at 08:59 by Amber | Permalink

    Good morning. I’ve been reading these for a while now but have never actually done one. But after reading so many fun ones today I decided it was time. I couldn’t pass up this prompt. ;)

  31. Posted March 19, 2012 at 09:54 by Linda Medrano | Permalink

    Four might be my favorite age of all. I love the socks! He’s so “all boy”, isn’t he?
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  32. Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:31 by Jessica | Permalink

    I would be a happy kid too if I had his dog.
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  33. Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:32 by Janice Mendoza Trinh via Facebook | Permalink

    Tell him he can be 4 forever. We’re all okay with that. As long as he stays as cute as ever!

  34. Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:40 by OTandET | Permalink

    Yeah I would say he has it pretty good! Nutella FTW! And ps. that photo is adorable! <3
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  35. Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:49 by By Word of Mouth Mus | Permalink

    That is the most awesome photo!
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  36. Posted March 19, 2012 at 12:28 by Susi | Permalink

    If I had it that good I would want to be four forever, too. And i just had some nutella and peanut butter cracker sandwiches… a nice afternoon snack with some Chai tea.
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  37. Posted March 19, 2012 at 12:51 by Mama and the City | Permalink

    I love that he loves being 4 and wanted to stay like that for ever. Love love love it.
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  38. Posted March 19, 2012 at 13:22 by Liz @ A Nut in a Nut | Permalink

    You already had me laughing with #1 on the list!
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  39. Posted March 19, 2012 at 13:25 by [email protected] Rasler | Permalink

    I think my niece and nephew are pretty lucky to live with their big dog, too! Like many others, I was convinced mostly by #8. Nutella is so scrumptious that I cannot even have it in the house. Little J is definitely living the good life with you!
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..Oh, to be a kid again

  40. Posted March 19, 2012 at 14:01 by Gina | Permalink

    I’m totally giggling because I am constantly reminding my kids of just how good they have it.
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  41. Posted March 19, 2012 at 14:35 by Audrey | Permalink

    I wanna be your kid too! :) Kids really do have it made!
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – Why being 2 is awesome

  42. Posted March 19, 2012 at 19:27 by Keyword Research Too | Permalink

    Having a child really completes a family. A child is the one who do give happiness in every home today. It is one main reason why they are really precious.

  43. Posted March 20, 2012 at 13:40 by Recovering Supermom | Permalink

    I love those feet! So cute! And funny kids are so fun to have around. I think my four year old has the gift of wit, too. :)
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Ten Reasons Why Being a Kid Rocks

  44. Posted March 21, 2012 at 08:05 by Barbara | Permalink

    Bread with nutella is enough to make me want to be ‘ forever too8 ;)
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  45. Posted March 21, 2012 at 09:54 by Liz | Permalink

    Great shot Stasha!! Now that I am kind of back into blogging after the move, I need to link up with your Monday Listicles!
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