Monday Listicles

Live from rainy Pacific Northwest, it’s the one, the only Monday Listicles.

I thank you for sharing your thankfulness last week. It really put me in a happy state of mind reading your lists. We have been on a very positive and happy streak here lately and it is to be continued this Monday.

It was Robbie’s turn to choose the topic. Her daughter is turning nine so she said we will write a list about Birthdays. I expect you all to write me a fabulous, happy birthday list of ten. However as of today I will forever be known as the grinch that stole birthdays. Because I really don’t like them. So it is on you to persuade me otherwise!


Right now, list 10 Birthday style.

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



1. Obviously: I turn a year older.

2. And not wiser at all, thank you very much.

3. It is nearly impossible to buy someone a gift they will be surprised by…

4. …or like and use (no need to guess here, I am talking about my husband).

5. It is a great opportunity to bake a marvelous cake. Unless you are me. Then it is a disaster.

6. It is another date that I will potentially forget. Unless it is my own.

7. Kids Birthday = more toys. More toys = more tidying up.

8. Birthday parties of kids that you did not even know are in your child’s classrooms. Need I say more?

9. Your Facebook wall blows up.

10. Being faced with: “Happy Birthday Mommy. How old are you?” followed by “Wow, that is old!”

47 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: tsonoda
    When I turned 50, my grandson was 4 and I talked to him on the phone. He was being prompted by his Dad to say “Happy Birthday Grandma”. Then he said, not prompted this time, “How many are you Grandma?”. I said, “I’m 50 years old.” He said, with great surprise, “Grandma, that’s huge!”
    Yea, and it was huge. LOL
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am turning 35 next too. That is 26 if anyone asks! Follow suit please!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know…. Nobody is perfect. I like other random days though. Does that count πŸ˜‰

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love the this post is here cause I know you will peek tag on your blog. Made me giggle every time I land there!!!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know I know…I really am not thAt much against them πŸ™‚

  2. Twitter: southmainmuse
    The Facebook graphic — too funny. And this year I decided to forgo the cake and just eat tons of my favorite ice cream. For days till the humongous carton was empty. But put me in the category of those who still love birthdays though their allure is waning a bit.
    SouthMainMuse recently posted..Is it okay to burn the birthday flag?

  3. Twitter: notwifezilla
    I almost feel like we can’t be friends anymore Stasha. However, since my birthday party planning craziness is taken to epic proportions, I feel I like it enough for the both of us.
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  4. Twitter: dkotucker
    Baahaaahaaa…I love your list Stasha!!!

    35!!! OMG…that one is ancient history for me. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for starting my day off with a good chuckle! Have a good week.

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  5. Twitter: JenAnnHall
    I feel you on some of what you listed. But I still think birthdays are awesome. It’s the one day a year that is all about YOU. Also, it’s a celebration of life. I say, have your husband buy his own gift, give Little J an experience rather than new toys and order a cake from a store!
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  6. Twitter: rorybore
    I am terrible about birthdays…unless Facebook prompts me, I have no clue. I got 3 kids, 4,000 social site, banking, computer and other passwords and a weekly menu to put together….that’s all the data storage this old brain can handle.

    and when do I get to start having the adult toys. wait…..that came out wrong. I mean, “grown up” toys. you know, like a BMW?
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  7. Twitter: snapsandbits
    Hi Stasha, I am so happy I found your Monday Listicles. It’s great fun and I”m already hooked. I am trying to read them all but I might not always have time. Do you ever give a shout out the next day to 3 (or 5 or X) that are particularly worth reading? Just wondering…

  8. Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Don’t like cake, like pie. And when you ask for birthday pie, people look at you funny. My own birthdays used to make me excessively grumpy but now I’ve decided it’s an excuse to throw a party, which I think is fun (I *never* tell anyone it’s my birthday). And I’m with you on the kids’ birthday thing – too many kids, too much plastic crap, and always the one or two kids who I look at and think “are you being raised by amoebas, or what?”
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  9. Twitter: kelsey_bar
    Great list! I’m turning 35 in a few weeks too…and I seem to be feeling this one a little bit more for some reason.
    #8 is the worst! I am always surprised when we get an invite from a kid that my daughter has NEVER mentioned before. I let her pick 5 friends…that’s it.

  10. Twitter: LarksNotesThis
    I’m kind of with you on the birthday grinch thing. I’m not actively against the concept or anything and I’m very happy that other people enjoy theirs so much but when it comes to mine I’m like, “Meh. Make with the booze. Let me take a nap.” LOL! Not too festive.

  11. Twitter: LizS_B
    I’m undecided on birthdays. I used to love my kids birthdays – they were simple, easy to buy for and most appreciative of what they were given. Suffice to say, because I was a single parent, they didn’t have a lot or expect a lot so a gift (often from many combined) was always exciting!
    Enter my husbands (spoilt) girls in 2009… birthdays are counted down by some of these girls from the day after their birthday, we are reminded weekly from about the 3 month before mark, and they expect A LOT!! (and some are very ungrateful). So, I am fast becoming a fellow disliker (is that even a word??!!) of birthdays.
    Added to that we now have 9 children between us, plus partners for a few and there are just far too many birthdays for my liking!!
    On a positive note… Hubby is nothing like his girls in any way really. He takes birthdays as they come, loves anything he’s given and expects nothing. πŸ™‚
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  12. Twitter: chosenchaos
    hmmmm…. I wonder how many times I will write the listicle and then forget to link up the listicle. tsk tsk tsk

    Oh well! I had fun reading others and writing mine! Ha!
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