There have been many times when my husband and I are dealing with the kids and something happens that makes us go, "Yup. We're parents." Some of those moments have been tough ones and some have been really funny ones.
I thought it would be fun to ask some of my friends and family to finish the sentence, "You know you're a parent when..." and see what they came up with.
Here are some of their responses and a few of my own:
You Know You're A Parent When:
-your child has a massive diaper blowout in their high chair during dinner and you clean it up, wash your hands and continue eating like you didn't just clean up some of the nastiest poop ever.
-you hear a kid scream that some one puked on the indoor playground at the mall and you quickly grab your child and high tail it out of there because you know it was yours.
-you change the things you used to think were ok into things that should be forbidden.
-you answer every request with "who, what, when and where?"
-you're in a public place in a tropical island with your hubby about a 10 hour plane ride away from your children who are with your parents and every time you hear a baby cry, you freak out looking to see where you kid is.
-you can't sleep unless there's a baby monitor on in your room.
-you haven't showered for 5 days.
-you used to have hair.
-there are only two of your favorite cookies left in the box and you give them to your children instead of eating them yourself.
-you can clean up vomit and not want to vomit yourself.
-your home has been transformed into a toy factory.
-you can name all the characters in all the shows on Nickelodeon and actually like a few of the shows.
-the twenty in your wallet is gone and you can't find your car keys.
-you touch poop with your bare hands and it's not THAT terrible.
-you find a bulb syringe and a spatula mixed in with the shoes in your closet.
-you go shopping and you find yourself buying toys even when you can't really afford them.
-your idea of shopping changes from buying the hottest new pair of stilettos to buying the coolest
-your "purse" is now a diaper bag.
-there are toys in every cabinet in the kitchen, every desk drawer in the office and in every shower in the house.
-the only kind of cart you can use at the grocery store has a car attached to it.
-you have more Disney movies than grown up movies on the shelf.
-your idea of partying all night consists of 2 redbox movies and a bag of redvines.
-you have to budget "babysitter money" when planning a date with your spouse.
-your idea of success is completing dinner with out most of it ending up on the floor.
-you find yourself humming "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in the shower.
-you cry when your baby is sick.
-you go out on a date with your spouse and all you can talk about is the kids.
-your idea of great artwork is hanging on your refrigerator being held up by an alphabet magnet.
-you go out to the movies with your spouse and find that the movies stinks and you wish you were at home watching cartoons with your kids instead.
-you find tiny socks in your gym bag, your lunch box, and in your pant leg... while you're wearing them.
-you know that for the rest of your life, you will always be happiest when your children are at home enjoying each other's company, no matter how old they are or you are.
I know that there are a lot more of these moments out there. Feel free to finish the sentence yourself and post it in the comment box.