Thursday, February 23, 2006

You Know You're a Mom When…

This question was asked of me a few weeks ago during an interview for a MOPS newsletter. (For those of you who don't know, MOPS is a social program for mothers of children preschool age and under. Emma and I attend every other Friday at my church so we can play with kids our own age.)

Anyway, at the time of the interview, I couldn't think of a good answer, which has bugged the crap out of me ever since. So the anal retentive (or is it obsessive compulsive?) side of me has been creating this list in my head, and I thought I might as well share. So enjoy and let me know what would be on your list!

You Know You're a Mom When…
1. You would give up chocolate for the well being of your child… twice.
2. You have mastered the art of sleeping while sitting straight up.
3. Sleep is no longer necessary for everyday functioning.
4. The sound of a burp brings an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
5. A poopy diaper warrants an excited call to Daddy at work.
6. You shower every other day…if you're lucky.
7. You finally have a good excuse as to why the hair on you legs is almost as long as the hair on your head.
8. You now understand why God gave you hips.
9. Peeing alone has become a luxury.
10. You become numb to the fact that you are ALWAYS doing laundry.
11. You now talk in the third person.
12. Your CD player is full of instrumental music.
13. The last good book you read involved pop-up chickens.
14. Your pant leg has become a Kleenex.
15. You literally thank God for pacifiers.
16. You are proud of the original hand movements you created for "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
17. Hoodies and elastic pants are wardrobe staples.
18. Your lips have turned into a thermometer.
19. No day is complete without tummy time.
20. A mysterious red bump prompts a frantic search of every medical Web site you can find.
21. The most adventurous thing you've done all day is drive to the bank. (This line item may change when a toddler is involved.)
22. A long nap triggers a mad dash up the stairs to confirm breathing.
23. The layout of Babies R Us actually makes sense to you.
24. Bright-colored plastic decorates every room of your home.
25. One smile from your baby makes you want to do it all over again.


Jana dykstra said...

Good Post subject!! I'm going to come back often and leave comments as I think of them. Here are a couple that quickly came to mind:

- you willingly pick someone else's nose

- "Some time to myself" includes a laundry basket, some clean laundry and tivo

- You buy most of the clothes in your house at Children's Place, Old Navy and Babies R Us

k kooistra said...

The contents of a diaper seem like a perfectly acceptable topic of conversation.

Jana said...

A love song on the radio is as much about you and your baby as it is about you and your husband.

Mama C-ta said...

I read this the other day and didn't want to comment until I could think of one to add...sadly I couldn't think of anything you didn't already cover! I love the list and the ones in your comments. Great post!

The only one that kept popping into my head was "...when you hope your day at the spa that you've been praying for ends soon so you can rush back home to your baby." That happens to me, not that I get to the spa much! And also "when a trip to the grocery store alone feels like a trip to the spa."

Jennie said...

:D Too funny. I have an 8 month old daughter. She's taking a strangely long nap right now and I keep checking on her to see that she's breathing. :P Did some nice sitting up sleeping last night too.