Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You know you're a mom when...

So yesterday while in Target I had this thought several times because of a few occurances, so I thought I'd list those and a few others that have happened in the past 9 months. I'm sure all mom's can relate! Feel free to list your own. : )

You know you're a mom when...
~ In spite of your major phobia to public bathrooms, your screaming baby HAS to nurse RIGHT NOW, so you plop yourself down in a stall and feed your sweet baby. EWWW!
~ You have to use the restroom while at the store, but you didn't bring the stroller, so you HOLD your baby while, well you know.
~ You try to wash your hands after doing above deed, but using one hand doesn't really do the trick. Luckily a nice old lady offers to hold your baby so you can at least soap up your hands (but before giving your baby up to her, you make sure she isn't too old that she will drop her).
~ You let your baby tear up magazines that you have been saving to clip things out of, but you just don't really care anymore.
~ You don't freak out like you thought you would before you had kids when your child poops ALL over you on the airplane, just as it is taking off. And you actually think it's pretty funny. Even though the people near you don't think it is as humorous, including your husband.
~ You can barely keep your eyes open at 6 am when your child thinks they need to wake up, but you still think they are the cutest thing in the world and you can't wait to give them a squeeze.
~ Before you had kids, you LOVED shopping for yourself, but now when you go into stores, you go directly to the childrens section. And it's rare you get something for yourself. (I never understood why my mom would buy us clothes, but never seemed to get herself anything new. Now I know! Thanks mom, YOU ARE THE BEST!!)
~ It takes you 15 minutes to run a 5 minute errand to the store.
~ You can't get the tune of the most recent lullaby or primary song out of your head and find yourself singing it in the shower. "I am a child of God..." :)
~ Your once nicely decorated house is now full of toys, empty book shelves (so your child doesn't rip them up), and make-shift gates to keep the little one out of whatever they shouldn't be getting into (ours is the fireplace).
~ You wake up in the middle of the night and think your child is on the bed and tap your husband several times where you think she is and he wakes up wondering what the heck you are doing. Well duh, I'm looking for our child, isn't she here? No honey, she's in bed, like always. Hmm, must have been dreaming again.
~ You don't mind other noisy, annoying kids in restaurants anymore, you empathize with the parents and think it's funny.
~ Your child has nicer bedroom furniture than you do.
~ The top rack of your dishwasher is reserved for bottles, pacifiers, mesh feeders, and baby spoons.
~ You have 2 types of laundry detergent because you only want to use free and clear on your precious baby, but you want your own clothes to smell like laundry detergent.

Ok, that's all for now. But I have to add something that happened to me the other day, and actually happens quite often now that I am looking pregnant. Brooklyn and I were in the store the other day and I was being helped by a couple employees. One of them asked how old Brooklyn was, so I told them 9 months. Then they all looked down at my protruding belly and back at me with a confused and concerned look. I just have to laugh. It doesn't help that Brooklyn is still pretty small either. But, like I told a friend the other day, people will probably think it's crazy (and I'm sure it will be to have kids 13 months apart) but to me it will just be normal and I can't wait to start the craziness!!


Aunt LoLo said...

Bring on the craziness! I can't think of anyone else better suited to it. :-)

Clarissa said...

You couldn't have said it more perfectly. I am glad I am not the only one who has had to brave the baby on the toilet!

Cassie said...

It's refreshing to know I'm not crazy. It's just 'mothering' itself that is crazy. I hate to say it though, the worst is yet to come!!
Wait tell she opens the stall door while your going!!!

camillian said...

So true, I think anyone who is a mom can relate to all of these. Just wait until Brooklyn can start running around and she doesn't listen when you tell her to stop (such a fun stage). And then she opens the bathroom stall completely while you're going to the restroom and runs out. You've got to love it though because we all know we wouldn't trade these moments for anything else in the world.

Nathan and Nicole said...

HAHA!! That is really funny...

lcspencer said...

As always you have a comical way of putting things to words, that are so true! Love the pictures with the flowers. So cute!
love your butt.