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!)



  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!

  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!

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

  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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