So, Facebook thought I should follow a new website: Mama Loves Lists. It’s a site where you can go to find lists to help you. “You” being, apparently, a busy mom.
I looked at this one: Birthday Parties.
Now, I am a fan of lists. Always have been. To the point that my family (really!) used to call me Melister. Because of the lists, geddit?
I rarely start a task without first making a list. I have lists of what to pack for holidays, lists of what was packed in each box when we went away. Shopping lists, to-do-lists, you name it … I have it. Timetables of when to put on what food on Christmas day. One year, I even programmed that into my pager so I couldn’t forget to do anything or miss out if I didn’t check the clock.
It’s even possible that once, for fun, I made a list of all the stuff I would buy if I won a bajillion dollars and bought a holiday house and furnished it from scratch … but those rumours are unconfirmed. (It was fun, though).
Here is my list for birthday parties:
- bags for gifts
- lolly bags
- rubbish bag
- oh crap I always forget the matches!
- birthday cake
When I compare that to the Mama Loves Lists list, I go a little pale. Their list is very comprehensive and is probably useful if you haven’t done that stuff before, or if you are very forgetful. They get full marks for being comprehensive – but it’s really not for me.
My lists are fun, short … and generally missing something useful. To me, that is a part of their charm.
I still followed the site on Facebook, though.