You know you're a mother when...

Ez - posted on 06/29/2010 ( 116 moms have responded )

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You know you're a mother when having a shower becomes a privilege, not a right, and going to the toilet becomes a spectator sport.

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Valerie - posted on 07/31/2010

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Johanna!! the rocking!! I rock standing in line now, at the photocopier at work, waiting for the subway... can't just stand straight up any more - rocking is the default setting if I'm standing up in one place.

Mary - posted on 07/27/2010

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-When you drive to work (alone), and get out of your car, only to realize you spent the entire 30 minute commute singing along to the Backyardigans (or even worse, Dora)...

- When you and your husband actually spend an entire dinner conversation discussing which Dora episodes are your favorite, and why...

Ashley - posted on 07/27/2010

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If you wont buy a bigger purse (even though a new one is much needed) because it fits perfectly in the dipper bag.

If you have taken a #2 with a 2 month old on your lap, because he would just scream if you put him down.

If you actually make it to get your once a year hair cut and put it right back up in a pony tail, cause you cant stand having your hair pulled anymore.

If having poo on your hand is cause for laughter.

This is an awesome thread!!! LOVE IT!! I write as my 8 month old watches intently at the keys i push. lol

Julie - posted on 07/27/2010

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You realize you haven't called your husband/significant other anything but "Daddy" in a LONG time.

You are always on the hunt for anything Elmo-themed.

Your most recent animal-education of people consists of "don't put your finger in the dog's eye, tails are NOT for pulling, pet GENTLY" and the like instead of diabetes melitus, surgical repair of a torn cruciate or heart failure ... well, if you've worked in the vet world;)

You've been blaming 2-year molars for the times when your sweet child inexplicably turns into CRANKenstein! for almost a year now, but there's still no sign of them.

Every once in a while you think to yourself "When did he get so stinkin' tall? does he have o-go-gadget arms? how DID he reach that?!"

Stifler's - posted on 07/26/2010

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When you start calling your son Logey Bear in public and not being embarrassed.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/21/2010

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When your child brings out your pants from your bedroom, and you tell him "Go put that back on mommies floor where it belongs!"

When you tell your co-workers "I have to go pee pee in the potty"

When looking at poop in the potty became exciting!

Tara - posted on 07/04/2010

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...you smell like spoiled milk and there's a partially consumed Farley biscuit stuck to your backside.

Katarina - posted on 07/04/2010

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when slobbery, open mouthed 15month old kisses are the highlight of your day and the best kisses in the world!!

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You don't bat an eye when cleaning up pee, poo or vomit.

You have a silly made up song (and dance) for most normal activities (the Wee goes Ppsssss song, Plop went the poos, Peek-a-boo hands in the shirt, One foot/two foot and Willy in the pants, Pigs eat peas, etc)

Charlie - posted on 07/04/2010

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Jenny -

I woke up this morning to find my son riding his bike into our room , i said " jump in bed with mummy and give me a cuddle "

What does he do ?

Picks up his bike and puts it in bed with me and runs off to play LOL.

Savannah - posted on 07/03/2010

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your son hands you his boogers to throw away, saying, "take it! Yucky nose!!" lol

Meghan - posted on 07/03/2010

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you used to swear like a sailor but then realized you gave birth to a parot not a human! (drop something "oh fiddle doodle" you stub your toe "son of a monkey"..)

ME - posted on 07/03/2010

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"When you finally get to lie in bed at the end of the day and relax...only to roll over on Hot Wheels hidden under the blanket."
.....or a bink, or a stuffed animal, or a tiny sock...

Jenny - posted on 07/03/2010

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When you finally get to lie in bed at the end of the day and relax...only to roll over on Hot Wheels hidden under the blanket.

Christa - posted on 07/03/2010

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When you wait to run errands until Mickey is over because you haven't seen this one and you actually want to see how it ends.

Christa - posted on 07/03/2010

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When everytime your best friend (who doesn't have kids) calls and asks what you are doing and you say "watching (fill in the blank Disney movie)" she laughs everytime.



When you answer Mickey's questions even though your child is no longer paying attention. Yes I just did that lol!

Aliska - posted on 07/03/2010

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You can't find a pen within a 50 km radius of the phone even though you bought a new packet last week, make that scissors and sticky tape as well!

C. - posted on 07/02/2010

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You know you're a mom when those slobbery baby kisses you once thought were 'disgusting' are the best things in the world!!!



When your child comes up and hugs you when you're sad and it makes your whole week better.



You know you're a mother when you only have to LOOK at your child and they know they did something very wrong.



When it takes you an hour to eat your meal b/c by the time you sit down to eat, your child is done and wants to play before bedtime, which means you are constantly having to stop to make sure he isn't trying to rip anything up. (Yeah.. New nickname for my son is now Destructo..)



When you actually enjoy watching things like Yo Gabba Gabba, LazyTown, The Penguins of Madagascar.. Instead of your old daytime favorites (Days of our Lives, The Today Show, anything fashion related..)

Meghan - posted on 07/02/2010

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I still rock back and forth!!!
You can't remember the last time you ate a warm uninterupted meal
In my case...I come home from work at midnite, flip on the tv and 15 minutes later I realize I am watching Tree House and didn't even notice
You have to go to the washroom at work and inform your co-workers that you have to go potty.

Katarina - posted on 07/02/2010

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My son is 15months old and I still rock back and forth when I'm not holding him! Craziness!!

Joanna - posted on 07/02/2010

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Omigosh, I remember the rocking. I'd be standing holding my purse and swaying back and forth. Some nights I'd wake up after hearing Paige crying and I'd be half asleep, and I'd be holding my pillow and rocking it.

Nicole - posted on 07/02/2010

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...you have been rocking and swaying your child on your hip for 10 minutes straight, only to realize the husband is actually holding them for a change!

Then you wonder if people just thought you were crazy and that's why they didn't say anything about your odd behavior. LOL

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You get in the habit of taking totally random pictures ALL the time because the kids are just so darn cute... and you have three albums dedicate to each of your kids on FB because of it... :D

Joanna - posted on 07/02/2010

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You use phrases like "Please get your hands out of your butt" and "that doesn't go there" every day without batting an eye.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/02/2010

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.. when you've become accustomed to your living room (and every other room the children have access to) looking like the remnants of a hurricane.

Joanna - posted on 07/02/2010

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I am a pro at getting ready during Gabba's robots episode, lol. as soon as we get up, it goes on, and I get ready and get all my errand stuff together, then we're out the door when it's done.

Sarah - posted on 07/02/2010

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You can get showered, dressed, make-up on and hair done in the length of time a Peppa Pig (or Dora, or Yo Gabba Gabba etc) episode takes!

Marabeth - posted on 07/02/2010

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when you are glad to drink four hour old, microwaved coffee. i never thought i'd be that kind of person.

Amie - posted on 07/02/2010

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You can look at another child throwing a fit in public. Smile at the mom and nod because you've been there before.

People ask how many kids you have after glancing in your grocery cart and see what you're buying.

You understand why your mom/dad cursed you to have a child exactly like you were. For some reason I got my SILs's curse too, probably because she has decided to never have children. Karma will bite her eventually. LOL!

The only time you say "excuse the mess" is when a repairman/delivery person comes to the house.

You'll make sure the kids are dressed, hair done, clean, etc. Walk out of the house only to realize you forgot to change your own clothes and at least run a brush through you hair. =S

Joanna - posted on 07/02/2010

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You have a breakdown at the hospital because they want to keep you past your kid's bedtime, and you just want to see them before they go to bed.

Yup, bawling fit last night, lol.

Veronica - posted on 07/02/2010

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You can't hide ANYTHING from your kids!! Or should I say, you can't have anything to yourself either! - My kids will not touch my purse for days on end -- the minute i hide candy/gum in my purse - they have radar nose, and always seem to find what is supposed to be MINE!!
You feel selfish indulging in yourself - which is so rare, but you almost feel bad doing it! (hair, spa, even a bubble bath!!) hahahaha

Veronica - posted on 07/02/2010

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When: The new art, becomes poop art all over the walls...
You have to schedule sex with your husband....
You look your worst, but your babies still love you regardless of how 'ugly' you are for the day, or how stinky you are! hahahaha
When your waistline, breastsize, and 'box' - have been changed drastically because of becoming a mom ;)

You potty train your child and feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment! hahaha

(so many more!)

Veronica - posted on 07/02/2010

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So many good ones!! lol
My favorite "joke" is: Why do mothers taste/test the meal as they are preparing and cooking it?
Because its the only time they can get it fresh/hot -- by time we finish dinner, serve plates, serve seconds before we get our own plates made, and then the baby is awake and ready to nurse - the food is cold, and you have to reheat it again - blah! Will I ever get a good hot meal ever again? LOL

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LOL yeah my kids don't do that just yet..... But my son is going through a pinching stage, and let me tell ya where he got me yesterday really really hurt! :s

Lady - posted on 07/02/2010

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When you couldn't care less if you've brushed your hair or put on clean clothes before leaving the house!!!

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You have had to clean Number 2's out of the bath tub.

You love to get out of the house to shop just for the social interaction with other adults!

C. - posted on 07/01/2010

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Even though you have a diaper bag full of necessary essentials, your purse STILL becomes a mini drug store (band aids, antibiotic ointment, Boogie Wipes, tissues, Antibacterial wipes.. Need I say more?)

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Haha! Roxanne is constantly climbing on me.....I just noticed this HUGE bruise on my thigh?! Gah...

Ez - posted on 07/01/2010

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..when you have bruises all over you from being used as a human jungle-gym :-s

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when you're alone in the grocery store and someone busts you talking to yourself, " Ok, now we need to get some milk! "

Charlie - posted on 07/01/2010

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When toilet time becomes toilet /story time as they toddle in with their fave book and climb onto your lap .

I swear toddlers have no sense of smell .

Isobel - posted on 07/01/2010

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I'd give you 10 funnies for that if I could Christa

-when your diet consists of the food your kids left behind gqtm

Aliska - posted on 07/01/2010

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1. You're expected to find everyones's stuff, even by telephone (and have a 99% success rate)



2. You baulk at buying a $20.00 item for yourself but don't blink an eye when you spend $150.00 on groceries each week.

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