Monday Listicles

Welcome back to the first listicle fantasticle in May!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend, Cinco de Mayo and the super moon. Not forgetting Seattle Sounders winning against LA Galaxy this week. And the amazing listicles you all wrote on why you rock and how to live it up without limits. Thank you Mommy Padawan for a great topic. I bet your home team scored those two goals just for you!

So this week we are going to write a list about an hour in your day. This is inspired by Stacey from Mothering Moments and her wonderful new link up called An hour in a day. We are all invited to join her with the same post and link it HERE too. Consider this a twofer. How is that for a great way to start your week?

Before you all run off. Next week’s topic is 10 THINGS YOU WISH YOU COULD DELETE. But since it is a day after Mother’s day, feel free to submit a list to celebrate your mom. I would advise you against combining the two though…

And now, tell me about an hour in your day.
Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



10 things between 10:30 and 11:30 AM on school days

1. I declare it is time to get ready for school
2. I must remind my son of the sequence of getting ready.
3. I must repeat the sequence even though it is the same every day and it only consist of 3 things to do.
4. I send him upstairs.
5. I find him upstairs reading a book 10 minutes later.
6. I declare we are going to be late.
7. I am requested to repeat what he is suppose to do because he forgot.
8. I give in and help him get dressed because I cannot face repeating that again.
9. I declare state of emergency and T minus 3 until departure.
10. I find him downstairs reading a book.

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  1. Runnermom-jen May 6, 2012 at 19:12 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Well, at least he loves to read! 😉
    This is usually what happens at our house on school days too, except school starts at 8.
    And, you are funny :)
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..One Hour a Day

  2. [email protected] May 6, 2012 at 19:14 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    He’s a reader!!

    Yes, I’m a positive thinker :)
    [email protected] recently posted..10 Things, 1 Hour

    • Stasha May 6, 2012 at 21:16 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Glass always full with you my friend! Thanks for that xo

  3. Stacey May 6, 2012 at 19:18 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    At least you aren’t kicking him off his ipod for the 1 millionth time! That’s what I spend my spare time doing!
    Stacey recently posted..An Hour In a Day

  4. Rach (DonutsMama) May 6, 2012 at 19:30 #

    Well, at least he’s a reader!
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Monday Listicles: A Day in the Life

  5. Susi May 6, 2012 at 19:30 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    It’s great that he likes to read. And wow, he gets to go to school late. I’m out the door at 7:30.
    Susi recently posted..The first hour

    • Stasha May 7, 2012 at 22:35 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It’s preschool. We got to choose morning or afternoon class. So glad we went for afternoon…

  6. RoryBore May 6, 2012 at 20:19 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    are you peekin in my windows again?
    I swear our posts would be identical….except times mine by 3. really kiddos – first day here?
    RoryBore recently posted..Poetry Lounge: Just Call me Lily Rose

  7. Bruna May 6, 2012 at 20:44 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Your son reminds me of my Teen B at the same age. She would take forever to get ready for school and we would find her reading or writing in her room all the time. Sheesh!
    Bruna recently filter butterflies

  8. Sharon May 6, 2012 at 21:35 #

    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer
    Your story sounds eerily familiar, except my son could be playing with a train, teasing his brother, picking his nose, or reading a book. Thanks for the giggle!!

    I love that he’s a reader … he’ll be smart like his momma.
    Sharon recently posted..A Story Told By 1 Hour

  9. Theresa Sonoda May 6, 2012 at 23:24 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Awwwww! I love love love that he’s upstairs and downstairs reading a book. That’s definitely a good sign, mommy!
    Have a super Monday Stasha!
    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Part 14

  10. Liane Markus May 6, 2012 at 23:44 #

    I am sure you also consider Monday as the day where you have so many things to do. Thus, if it is for your kid, you will not regret everything just to make sure that their day will be okay. Great list you have here.
    Liane Markus recently posted..מסאג\’

  11. mamawearpapashirt May 6, 2012 at 23:57 #

    Twitter: Yjune
    I love it that he loves to read so much. Kinda makes me think why does he need to go to school… haha 😛
    mamawearpapashirt recently posted..If you had all the time in the world, what would you do?

  12. Mark May 7, 2012 at 02:56 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    Wow! He was reading a book? Good for him! I don’t think we had books when I was a kid. But we did have Gilligan’s Island and Bewitched!
    Your Friend, m.

  13. Kate F. May 7, 2012 at 04:16 #

    Twitter: katefineske
    I declare :) I am loving reading these posts that linked up this week! What a great topic. Can you believe how much we all do in an hour!?!
    Kate F. recently posted..The Materialization of a Dream

  14. The Sisterhood May 7, 2012 at 04:22 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Thank goodness I’m not the only one who has hours repeat like I’m stuck in the movie “Groundhog Day!” Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..May Bloggers Dance: Cruising

  15. Laura May 7, 2012 at 05:32 #

    Wow, between 10.30 am and 11.30 am??? What time does school start there? So late? 😮
    Laura recently posted..Easter of a different kind

  16. [email protected] May 7, 2012 at 05:33 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    I can’t even tell you how jealous I am that your getting ready routine doesn’t start until 10:30.

    I too must make many reminders to my two boys each morning but never once have I caught one of them reading a book. That has to be a good thing that he loves to read so much!
    [email protected] recently posted..The Morning Hour

  17. hollow tree ventures May 7, 2012 at 05:46 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    Why can’t they ever remember what you JUST TOLD THEM to do??? And somehow my kids always know to be doing something “good” like reading a book, so I can’t really even be mad that they aren’t listening. :)
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..An Hour In A Day

  18. Ducky May 7, 2012 at 06:15 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    Lil Duck seems to be THE SLOWEST kid in the mornings! The repeating myself drive me bonkers ;O)
    Ducky recently posted..10 Things That Happen In An Hour

  19. Delilah May 7, 2012 at 06:19 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    I had to laugh because that sounds like my house. We had a similar scenario this very morning with Maia. She almost missed the bus because she was reading a book. Haha!
    Delilah recently posted..Embracing my Inner Weird

  20. Janie May 7, 2012 at 06:25 #

    Twitter: janie_real
    i have a niece who is exactly this way. You are funny! =)
    Janie recently hour before bedtime.

  21. Ally May 7, 2012 at 07:15 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Hmmm, the silver lining is that he loves to read! :)
    Ally recently posted..A List In An Hour! Monday Listicles

  22. Jackie May 7, 2012 at 07:28 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    You didn’t mention nudity & reading. In our house, if I send either one or both of the girls up before me to get dressed. Usually I find them in various stages of undress or completely nude running around or sitting on the floor reading.
    As for the Sounders, they are quite the team this year! My poor Union are sucking big time this season. It’s almost painful to watch.
    Jackie recently posted..Morning Wake-Up

  23. Katie E May 7, 2012 at 07:29 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    The hour leading up to school is always such a busy hour!
    Katie E recently posted..Monday Listicles: An Hour in a Day – Sunday 7:35 PM

  24. Just Jennifer May 7, 2012 at 07:49 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Is he just looking at books, or can he actually read? If he can read, you might think about typing and printing his getting ready for school steps and posting them somewhere. Might help!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Hospital Hour

  25. jacqui May 7, 2012 at 08:40 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    Ha! I’m sure every mom can relate to Little J’s lack of concern with the time and his mother’s warning about it! :)
    jacqui recently posted..I Apologize In Advance…

  26. Mama, Hear Me Roar May 7, 2012 at 10:57 #

    Twitter: MamaHearMeRoar
    He’ll know more about loads of stuff I never knew when I was 12!
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..The hour when Mother naps

  27. Mama, Hear Me Roar May 7, 2012 at 11:00 #

    Twitter: MamaHearMeRoar
    At his age, he probably knows loads of stuff I never knew when I was 12!
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..The hour when Mother naps

  28. jamie May 7, 2012 at 11:36 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    We were so late today…it’s getting worse and worse. They don’t seem to get when I say we have 5 minutes..we really had 5 minutes, ten minutes ago. Ugh.
    jamie recently posted..First Thing Monday Morning. And I mean first thing.

  29. Audrey May 7, 2012 at 14:14 #

    Ugh and here I thought it was just my kid ignoring me!
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – An Hour In My Day

  30. Yoli May 7, 2012 at 14:25 #

    Twitter: utrend
    Love this list. It’s great that the problem is that he is reading…
    Yoli recently posted..A typical hour…. it’s exciting to me!

  31. Patrice May 7, 2012 at 15:17 #

    Twitter: Phpea
    I guess we should be glad he’s reading…LOL!
    Patrice recently posted..Couponing for Charity at CVS

  32. paul May 7, 2012 at 16:16 #

    LOL, I hate repeating myself and being late. some days it isn’t worth the struggle. At least he loves to read.
    paul recently posted..A Cinderfella Story

  33. Kerstin May 7, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Twitter: kerstinauer
    great list, I like how you always keep it short and sweet. really love that link-up I keep coming back to it 😉
    Kerstin recently posted..What we fit into one hour – it’s a Monday Listicle!

  34. Recovering Supermom May 7, 2012 at 21:52 #

    Our four year old has a hard time getting dressed on his own. Since his birthday, I decided I was sick of having to do it for him. We started a sticker chart at my request, but we’re not very good at staying consistent with it. And he thinks the real reward is getting to play in the moment, rather than getting dressed. It’s kind of an uphill battle.
    Sorry…this comment isn’t very encouraging, is it? :/
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..An Hour in a Day: The Morning Rush

  35. Anna May 8, 2012 at 07:28 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    Oh my gosh, I love this list and knowing I’m not the only one who goes through these things. How do they mysteriously forget every morning when it’s the same thing almost every day – haha! So awesome he loves to read though!
    Anna recently posted..Creating The Way

  36. Kiddothings May 8, 2012 at 08:42 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    I think you should homeschool him 😉
    Kiddothings recently posted..How To Make Money In Your Underwear

  37. My Inner Chick May 8, 2012 at 17:28 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    —I Loooove that your son has a passion for reading <3 WOW
    even if you are late!
    My Inner Chick recently posted..~Jean Queen

  38. Sarah May 8, 2012 at 20:14 #

    My thoughts echoed a lot of comments here – so great that he embraces reading!
    Sarah recently posted..The loudest hour at the quietest time

  39. Jessica May 9, 2012 at 10:09 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    It seems he is living the relaxed good life and in no hurry.
    Jessica recently posted..A Failed Attempt

  40. Liz May 9, 2012 at 10:39 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    I LOVE your list!! Totally reminded me of my boys… books were so much more interesting than getting ready for school!!
    Liz recently posted..World Bird Wednesday:Black Swan family

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