Monday Listicles

It is official. School starts next week.

I know for some it began weeks ago and some are still on summer break. Truth be told it is all very confusing. Like seeing spring flowers bloom on Liz’s blog down under in Aussie land. Or bikini wearing Brazilians over Christmas. But I digress…

Last week the listicles had me in stitches. Anja nailed it with list of ten clues we are in 2012. It also made me realize we are all addicted to technology whether we want it or not. Some of you told us all our children’s school notices are now online, so I guess we cannot do without surfing the web no more.

Speaking of school, that is what I chose for the topic this week: LIST OF TEN-SCHOOL EDITION.

Next week should be fun because I am not the one calling the topic. It is Cassie’s turn! Your mission, should you choose to except it, is to find her blog among the link ups and see what she will be asking us to write the next listicle about. I wonder if it has anything to do with photos, since hers is a Foto Friendly Family?

Let’s go back to school now!

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



1. September 1st. That was always the day new school year started in Slovenia.

2. Little J will start Kindergarden next year. Hard to believe since I look so incredibly young.

3. Speaking of which he will be the class of 2026. I think. I was class of 1996. Ouch.

4. Also related I had to google that because I am rubbish at math.

5. I really hated math in high school. It is the first subject that comes to mind though.

6. My favorite teacher ever. Ms. Kavcnik. I adored her in elementary school. Funny enough, she taught math.

7. My first day of school. Standing in the courtyard and looking at Nina showing everyone her new coloring pencils including the pink, silver and golden one!

8. My best friend from school days: Nina. And not just because I wanted to borrow her fancy coloring pencils.

9. Homework. I must admit I miss it sometimes.

10. Brand new school supplies. I loved going shopping last week of summer and choosing pretty notebooks.

Image courtesy of Michael Maggs via Wikimedia Commons.

34 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: FotoFriendlyMom
    Haha! Ya know, I had chosen a picture topic, but I thought what I chose would be more fun! 🙂
    I am also not fond of math, but my college math professor was one of my favorite teachers ever! I also loved buying new binders and pens! School supplies and new clothes were the highlight of my going back to school! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! And thanks for choosing me for next week’s list! YAY!
    MamaCassie recently posted..Back To School

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      That is brilliant. I stared at my tests blankly too but never thought of turning them into something creative…

  2. Twitter: mannahattamamma
    new school supplies=bliss; math class=hell on earth. my 11th grade teacher never wore the same outfit twice. she was famous for it (and for her hair, which did.not.move.EVER.) I catalogued her outfits & doodled, which is why Algebra 3/Trig is still the stuff of my late-middle-age nightmares. Sine, cosine…ARGH. And, along with Ellen, above, let me comfort you in terms of age, darlin: I got out of PhD school in 1995. If there were a way to all-caps numbers, I would. Me=doddering; you=spring damn chicken!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..surat al-sabt (saturday snapshot) السبت صورة

  3. Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I sucked at Math. But I had the most glorious, generous, beautiful Math teacher in my final year of high school. Because of her, I didn’t flunk (though I didn’t do great).

    And you DO look young!
    Alison recently posted..Physicalness

  4. Twitter: cocalores
    It must be really interesting to experience school in a different country after growing up in Slovenia – probably like going to school all over again! I feel like that too reading some of the things on the lists because we just don’t have them, so it’s really entertaining!
    BTW I hated maths too, but was really good at it – talk about a split personality!
    Really cool topic for next week, I’m so glad it’s not photography!
    Anja recently posted..Back to school or Not back to school

  5. Twitter: pammlofton
    Funny how the subjects we liked the least haunt us from time to time. It was math for me too and I’m still having to deal with it when I least expect it! Thanks for hosting the listicles- SO MUCH FUN!
    Pam recently posted..School List

  6. Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    Math is my nemesis. I am horrible at math. I do love shopping for school supplies. Crisp, empty notebooks make me happy. Haha! And I graduated high school in 1995! So how come you look 10 years younger than me? I think my kids are prematurely aging me. LOL
    Delilah recently posted..Why I’ll Never HomeSchool My Kids

  7. Twitter: tsonoda
    Hehe. You want “ouch”? I was the Class of 1971. That’s a Big Ouch. When I think back at my first days of school, for me it was all about the new clothes. Sounds shallow, but my sister and i didn’t get a lot of new clothes back then, so it was special.
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Customers behaving badly

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My grandma enlisted her friend to knit an outfit for my first day of school every year. I was rocking bellbottoms while Madonna was singing “Like a virgin” Talk about ouch!!

  8. Twitter: notwifezilla
    Don’t say it! I still cannot believe next year our babies will be Kindergarteners. How is this possible?? I can’t even fathom it…at all!
    The first day of school is still bittersweet for me. I miss being that teacher in the classroom for …like…one minute.
    Jackie recently posted..Before Back to School

  9. Ok I linked up under the wrong prompt – sorry. I feel so much more relevant now 😉

    The general prompt has brought out the spectrum of ideas about school(ing). It’s like a set of colored pencils, in blog form !

  10. Another great list!! I’m afraid that I am the odd one out… I LOVE MATH!! I love it so much that it was one of my majors in my teaching degree!
    New school supplies can be quite fun. I do hope Little J enjoys school. 🙂

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