A List of 10 Things That I Just Won’t Do!

You get to a certain point in your life when you realise what your limits are. You are comfortable enough in your life, and confident and secure enough to know exactly what you will or will not do, how far you are prepared to go, where the boundaries lie! Here is my list of 10 things that I just won’t do.

You can laugh, you can judge me, you can call me a bad person, but I know myself well enough. I have set my own limits in life.  Here are 10 of those …

1. Parallel Park

I would rather drive around the block five times, park three blocks away and walk, or even go to a different store on a different day, than have to parallel park!


2. Empty pockets before loading the washing machine.

No, I don’t care if I wash your passport or £1000! I don’t care! If you left it in your pockets, it’s not my problem. IF you do have a problem, you can load your own clothes in the washing machine! And IF by chance I did find £1000 in a pocket, well, finders keepers!


3. Buy sausages in a jar.



4. Leave the last cookie – ever!

I mean, if I left it uneaten when I’d eaten all its friends, what kind of monster would I be?? (Mom – you know it would be jealous!)


5. Say no to wine.

I mean, if someone is going to offer me a glass of wine, why would I say no? That’s just plain rude!


6. Run.

Ever!!! The last time I ran, I nearly died! My husband even asked me what was wrong with me, and he was less than impressed when my answer was “I RAN!”. Let’s just say there are other ways to get fit. I don’t do them either, but that’s not the point!

7. Add sugar to coffee.

Although it’s not because I’m against sugar, see 4 above! It’s just that coffee is mom fuel for me, and I just don’t really feel very sweet in the morning!


8. Wear socks with sandals!

No matter how much of my life I spend living in Europe, this will never, ever happen!


9. Allow Peppa Pig into my house.

Not in any way, shape or form! She is a nasty spiteful little brat and no good can come of watching her shows!


10. Volunteer for the PTA!

Nah-ah! Nope! Happy to help out when it’s required, or if there is a some kind of schedule! But to volunteer? Nope! #sorrynotsorry.


So … what’s your limit? Is there something that you just won’t do? I’m sure there is! Share it with me in the comments below. Like I always say, none of us are perfect!

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  1. This is freaking hilarious!!! I love it!
    Wow, when I did my drivers test, gasp 16 years ago, I vowed that I would never parallel park. BUT guess what I parallel park wherever I need to 🙂
    What I don’t do is:
    1. empty pockets for laundry…NOPE!
    2. Get socks out of that ball of crap that they, including my husband, pull it into when they remove their socks. It baffles me how they just leave it like that.
    3. Eat half eaten food from my children! NOPE NOPE NOPE! I am NOT the dog.
    4. NO to wearing socks with sandals!
    My list can go on for days…

  2. HAHA! My Daughter is not watching anything yet but me and my husband both agree that Peppa Pig is NOT going to be playing at our house.

  3. What a funny list. Yes I have to agree on most of these too. Lot of things I won’t do like stick my hands in the pockets of my husband’s work clothes to fish out some change or paper. #Blogstravaganza

  4. I love this post! So blatantly honest and I agree with you on SO many things. This actually made me laugh out loud! #Blogstravaganza

  5. I love it and I so relate! Also, diggin the pic of peppa the pig there. Hehehe.

    As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started refusing things like plucking my own eyebrows and painting my own toes. This mom gets her pamper day each month. It’s glorious.

  6. I’m sorry. I seemed to have cheated you out of another comment as I didnt realize I posted behind you on two different link ups. Apologies!


  7. I used to love Peppa pig, she was a miracle worker of silence in my house hold. (Actually I think I loved Daddy Pig’s voice more and Mummy Pig’s attitude)
    I also was temporarily converted to sausages in a jar and socks with my sandals, both by my German friend.
    Thankfully I’ve moved on from all those past life experiences.
    I say no to too many things to list but I hate dirty feet anywhere near me or in my bed. #mixitup

  8. This had me in stitches…. yes which monster leaves the last cookie 😆

  9. LMAO….love this Carly!!! I agree with ALL of them…except…I take 1 sugar in my coffee! We’ve never watched Peppa pig, so not sure what the deal is with that…lol. But we own one book and she was a good pig in that book. Otherwise…sausages in jars??? WTF????

  10. Haha! I love the washing machine one exactly right finderskeepers thanks for hosting #mixituplinky

  11. Ooh, most of the above! Also, I’ll never run for a bus/train because I might miss it. I’d rather slow down and look like that wasn’t the one I wanted. If I happen to make it, great. Otherwise, I’ll get the next one. No bother. Oh, and use text speak in any form of message. I’m the only person I know that proof reads text messages and uses full, correct punctuation in them. So there. #itsok

  12. Oh this gave me a giggle! I especially love no. 9 because I absolutely loathe Peppa Pig! Grrrr!!! I find myself grinding my teeth when my two girls are watching her. And yes I do have a suggestion for the list because it is something that I am embroiled in at the minute – making my daughter a Halloween costume for dress-up day at school on Thursday. And it has to be made from recyclable materials!! I mean who has that sort of time?? So I am saying NO to home-made costumes! #itsok

    1. Sorry but who on earth came up with homemade halloween costumes made from recyclable materials??! As if Mum-ing wasn’t hard enough!

  13. Great post! Parallel parking – you are speaking to my soul!! Just NOT going to happen. Also with you on sausages in jars (barf).

  14. Ha ha! I DO empty pockets. But only because I hate picking tissues off everything for weeks afterwards. And I’m with you on the Peppa thing. Except my little girl now is aware thanks to nursery, and always takes the opportunity to watch on YouTube! #itsok

  15. Oh yeah, I wholeheartedly agree with your view of Peppa. Precocious little pig…. I also say an absolute NO to ironing. Life is waaaay to short for that nonsense. #itsok

  16. I actually find parallel parking therapeutic. As for going without wine – I am at the last stretch of Soberoctober – it was challenging but I managed to go alcohol free for October. I would also not do sausages in a jar/can, socks with sandals or serve on the PTA #itsok

  17. This list made me giggle. I will not volunteer to teach a kid’s sunday school class at church. it give me heart palpitations! Visiting you from the blog crush link up. laurensparks.net

  18. My girls love those sausages in a tin and I can’t stand them! We get them when we go camping (because we only have a hob so food choices are limited) and it’s one of the highlights of their holiday! Hahaha.

    And congratulations because someone enjoyed this funny post so much, they decided to add it to the BlogCrush linky for you. Hurray! Feel free to pop over and grab your “I’ve been featured” blog badge #blogcrush

  19. I will never drink Rose, ever. Sorry to the Rose drinkers out there.
    Had a new boyfriend bring a bottle of Rose to a braai once, that relationship ended very shortly afterwards. Was it the Rose? Was it the change of shoes to walk on the beach?? We’ll never know!

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