Tuesday, August 11, 2009

You know you're a mommy when...



You wake up in the morning (okay, most mornings) with the Dora the Explorer theme song running through your head, and you're not even surprised.


You often hear yourself saying things like "We do NOT play in the trashcan!", "We do NOT unroll the toilet paper!" (which might come back to bite you during potty training time) "We do NOT eat off the floor", "We do not stash food in our diaper!" and think nothing of it.


You seriously don't even hear the myriad of tunes playing on full blast from various toys, walkers, push cars, and Baby Einstein books anymore.


You would rather stay home and eat a sandwich then eat free piza in a restaurant because its sipmly not worth the hassle of the car ride, the high chair, the reaching, the grabbing, the "no ma'ams", the dropped pacifiers, the squeals of protest, the sweat, the tears, and the piles of ripped, shredded paper napkins under the table.


You find yourself planning meals around what your child will actually eat and not around what you actually like anymore.


Any more to add to the list today? =)

6 comments:

Krista Phillips said...

Oh OH Oh! I have one...

You know you're the mommy of three children when you go out to dinner and cease caring about the patrons around you, giving you evil looks as your kids reach, grab, kick, fight, yell, complain about food, throw food etc. because it happens every day at home and really, you just tune it out yourself and not notice it.

Okay, so maybe it's not THAT bad... sometimes:-)

R. Willis said...

You find yourself saying "Uh-Oh" when a colleague at work drops papers on the floor.

You find yourself reciting lines from Pixar movies and inserting them into everyday conversation. "I'm as happy as a tornado in a trailer park!"

You adjust the time you feed your dogs to AFTER your child goes to bed because he prefers dog food to people food.

You find yourself singing "Head and shoulder, knees and toes," "Do Your Ears Hang Low," and "The Wheels on the Bus," to keep your child preoccupied on a long car ride and have the urge to do the hand motions while singing them.

Georgiana said...

At least you get the theme song to Dora! I was stuck with Backyardigans running through my head for weeks. Endless weeks. When the tots were little we stopped going inside to restaurants and learned to love take-out ;)

Erica Vetsch said...

You know you're a mommy when you send you baby boy to camp and spend the entire week redoing his room, from paint to curtains to bedding to closet organization, racing around like a crazy woman to get it all done before you pick him up on Friday evening.

Lori said...

You know you're a mommy of a toddler when you accidentally refer to yourself in the third person to people who are not your baby. "Mommy's going to take a shower now."

Elizabeth, The Mommy...etc said...

ooooo, you are speaking my language!