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.

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  1. MamaCassie September 2, 2012 at 19:49 #

    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

  2. The Sisterhood September 2, 2012 at 20:28 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Love, love, love new school supplies! And good lordy, I graduated from medical school in 1996. Feel better? :) Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..2012: Bar None

  3. paul September 2, 2012 at 20:29 #

    My math teachers never made my list of favourites, LOL Most of my best memories of school involve playing hookie in high school.
    paul recently posted..If I knew then

  4. RoryBore September 2, 2012 at 21:01 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    My fave moment in high school was when I the counsellor called me into her office because I had dropped Grade 12 math. She was very concerned that if I dropped math….I’d never get a job where I’d have to use math.
    Shortest convo ever.
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: Motherhood – Or, How I Got Schooled

  5. Kim @The G is Silent September 2, 2012 at 21:14 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    You really DO look so so young.

    • Stasha September 2, 2012 at 23:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Why thank you, right back at you 😉

  6. Jen {at} take2mommy September 2, 2012 at 21:59 #

    I deeply and truly hated math in high school. I remember having to take an algebra test…but I had no clue how to answer the questions. So I turned the paper over and sketched a portrait of the math teacher. Even though I didn’t answer a single math question, I didn’t get an F.
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently posted..First Morning of a New School Year

    • Stasha September 2, 2012 at 23:08 #

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

  7. Bruna September 2, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I loved buying new schoo supplies and getting new clothes!!!
    Bruna recently posted..laughter, happiness & joy

  8. Bridget September 2, 2012 at 22:47 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    School supply shopping still makes me happy.
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

    • Stasha September 2, 2012 at 23:07 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am not one for shopping but IKEA and Office Max are my two “makes me happy” spots!

  9. deborah l quinn September 2, 2012 at 23:47 #

    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

  10. Alison September 3, 2012 at 00:14 #

    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

  11. Anja September 3, 2012 at 01:13 #

    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

  12. BonnyBard September 3, 2012 at 02:04 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    I always hated math too… the bane of my existence, so happy for calculators and such, hate to think what I’m going to do when I’ll have to help the kids with their math homework. They’ll find out I’m not all-knowing after all!
    BonnyBard recently posted..Monday listicle the days of yore

  13. Stacie September 3, 2012 at 05:03 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    You ARE young! I love math but I don’t at all miss homework..that’s crazy!
    Stacie recently posted..10 Awesome Things About NJ Public Schools

  14. Pam September 3, 2012 at 05:42 #

    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

  15. Co-Pilot Mom September 3, 2012 at 05:55 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Math was the worst for me, too. But I always loved new school supplies and a new backpack; could never wait to use them!

  16. Katie E September 3, 2012 at 06:31 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    I think I always think of math first when I think of school. But I liked math :) Until calculus. Then I hated it. And you are young! I was class of 1995.
    Katie E recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 School Supplies for Middle School

  17. [email protected] September 3, 2012 at 06:44 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Google does help with math these days…but if I really get stumped I send my children across the street to the Math family. It’s frustrating because our middle school doesn’t use a book so there aren’t examples for us poor parents. Good luck with kindergarten.
    [email protected] recently posted..School Days. They are wasted on the young.

  18. Delilah September 3, 2012 at 07:16 #

    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

    • Stasha September 4, 2012 at 10:11 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I use the butt cream on my cheeks to keep them rosy and tight. Maybe. 😉

  19. Terri Sonoda September 3, 2012 at 07:43 #

    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

    • Stasha September 4, 2012 at 10:14 #

      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!!

  20. Deirdre September 3, 2012 at 08:13 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    Oh wow. Hadn’t even thought of what year my kid’s graduating classes will be. Ouch.

  21. Just Jennifer September 3, 2012 at 08:51 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Little J doesn’t start K til next year? Seems like he should go this year cuz he’s so smart!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Yes, you have to go back to school.

  22. Diane September 3, 2012 at 15:01 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    I so miss school supply shopping and getting new shoes! *sigh*

    2026!!! OMG…I’ll probably be dead by then. ;P
    Diane recently posted..#Monday Listicles…School Edition

  23. Jackie September 3, 2012 at 17:03 #

    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

  24. braintomahawk September 3, 2012 at 22:43 #

    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 !

  25. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin September 4, 2012 at 08:16 #

    It’s the first day at my school today, not sure if I am ready! I am up to my ears in special edu paper work!
    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin recently posted..Job!

  26. Liz September 4, 2012 at 10:15 #

    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. :)

  27. Jessica September 6, 2012 at 21:43 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    If you need any math help, let me know. 😉 And I was class of 1994. Josh will be class of 2027. ACK, I am old!
    Jessica recently posted..The School List

  28. Barbara September 7, 2012 at 05:25 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Is it sad that I still get giddy over school supplies?
    Barbara recently posted..The Girl who Cried Pre-school

  29. Jessica September 7, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Math was never my best subject either but now I get to learn it all over again as I teach my kids. Hold me.
    Jessica recently posted..Essence Of Now: Labor

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