Tuesday, August 14, 2012

You Might Be A Parent If:

I don't know about you, but Tuesdays are often tougher for me to get through than Mondays are. I really don't have a huge problem with Monday's. But Tuesdays... They're not the first day, not half way through the week, not close to the weekend... Anyway, I find myself needing a laugh more on Tuesdays than most others. So, I'm sharing a little something amusing about signs that prove you're well into parenthood.

You Might Be A Parent If:

- you've mastered walking down the hall to the kids' room during the night with your eyes closed.

- you know to check your seat at the table for anything sticky before you sit down.

- making a quick trip to the grocery store with the kids means packing bags, having an itinerary and an escape plan.

- you're thankful when you finally smell a poopy diaper after not changing one for almost 48 hours.

- you're a pro at eating, feeding, cleaning, and reading all at the same time.

- you organize so many different schedules, bills, appointments, meetings and the like that you could easily handle being the president's personal assistant.

- you know every character on every cartoon on every network... and find yourself singing the theme songs even when you're alone in the car.

- you're wound so tight after dealing with screaming kids all day that a grizzly wouldn't even consider messing with you.

- you've given your crockpot a pet name.

- the kids ask if it's time for you to clean again.

- when your spouse asks the kids how they'd feel about mommy getting a job, their response is, "She has one. She works for us here at home." (yes, mine actually said this recently)

- the only thing in the universe that scares you now is your kids when they're really sick.

- you can top your parents' "when I was a kid..." stories.

- staying up late means making it past 9:30.

- sleeping in means not getting out of bed (even though you've been laying there awake for 45 minutes) until 7:30. (which I honestly can't remember the last time I did)

- you actually use the phrase, "because I said so" when your kids question your authority.

- you know the quickest way to get in and out of every park, library, mall and grocery store.

- you finish watching the kids' movies even after they've gone to bed because you know that its better than any adult movie that's come out in the last 5 years or so.

- you find yourself looking at the clock every few minutes for the last hour before the kids go to bed, counting down the seconds to freedom.

- you're bummed when the kids go to bed because you had so much fun with them during the day.

- you enjoy planning family outings like the county fair or Christmas light hunting because you know that it's a good possibility that you'll have just as much fun, if not more, than the kids.

- you can't remember what life was like before the kids came along and you have no desire to.



Happy Tuesday! (Don't forget to encourage someone today!)

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5 comments:

  1. Great post, Abby! So many of these resonate with me. Guess I must be a parent after all! Thanks for coming by my blog. I'm following along now as well!

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  2. Oh Abby, I had many laugh out loud I-can-so-relate moments while reading this. Another great post, dear friend. I'm sharing it!

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  3. Great post. Sometimes we forget these simple joys!

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  4. I'd add this one. You know you're a parent when you wake up in the morning to a little body cuddled up next to you. When did she crawl in with you, by the way?

    Love the post.

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