I’m linking up with Andrea at Good Girl Gone Redneck and Sharing More Moments of Motherhood completing the phrase “You know you’re a mom when….”
Here’s my list this week of “You know you’re a mom when…”
1. You’ve repeated back to your kids the things your mom used to tell you…”Clean your room, it looks like a tornado hit it” or “at least comb your hair before you leave the house”!
2. You use vacation days from work to organize/catch up on housework while kids are at school/daycare…and you’re happy about it. No judging please but it’s a whole lot easier cleaning up when they aren’t right behind me, messing it up! Too bad hubby doesn’t agree this is a great use of “vacation” days.
3. You don’t need a thermometer to tell if your child has a fever. My most reliable method is kissing his forehead, a thermometer is just to confirm. Yep, I’m just like Marie from Everybody Loves Raymond without the bright red lipstick.
4. You can tell by the sound of footsteps, who is doing what and where. Case in point, the oldest is currently sneaking a snack out of the pantry.
5. You decide colors in your house by practicality. Never again will I have a white kitchen with white floors and cabinets. I’m thinking people who designed our everything-is-white-even-the-outside house did NOT have kids or dogs…or maybe lived alone….
6. You also conclude that the architect of your house did not have kids. While having the master bedroom/bathroom near the stairs is useful for when the kids are teenagers and try to sneak out, it is NOT useful when they are young and you’re trying to take a “relaxing” shower and it sounds like elephants are racing up/falling down the stairs.
7. You can no longer sleep in even if the kids are not in the house.
8. You plan trips based on how long it will take in a confined space to get there and what you can do to wear them out once you get to your destination. Relax isn’t necessarily a word in their vocabulary.
9. You buy mutliples of toys to avoid the meltdowns.
10. You’ve learned to pick your battles. You know what I mean…’nuff said.
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How did you know when you were a mom? What have you said to your kids that your mom said to you? I know you get ’em, so share ’em!