You know you’re a mom when… (part 1)

You know you’re a mom when…

  1. You can tell your baby’s pooping from 20 feet away.
  2. You are in a different area of the house while your husband is playing with baby… you hear baby do that “certain” laugh, and know (without having to go and check!) that she’s throwing something you need behind the couch from where you’ll never be able to retrieve it.
  3. Your baby smells like lavender and chamomile, dressed in the most adorable new line from Gymboree, but you have no idea when the last time you took a shower when you got to wash your hair, clean your body and shave all in the same shower!!!
  4. Your “purse” has more snacks and toys than lipstick and cash.
  5. Your cell phone has a pediatrician on speed dial.
  6. A quiet house alerts you that something is wrong.
  7. After you finally get your child to sleep through the night, you miss him!
  8. You reach into your purse for your wallet and pull out a sippy cup!
  9. You’ll endure the sound of Elmo’s voice for years because you know it makes your child happy.
  10. You go out to have time for yourself and spend the time talking about the kids.
  11. You no longer gag at the thought of sucking boogers out of another human being’s stuffy little nose.
  12. Your idea of a good night life is sleep.
  13. You find yourself swaying/rocking even when you aren’t holding the baby.

33 Responses to You know you’re a mom when… (part 1)

  1. Becky December 21, 2006 at 6:12 pm #

    I just had to come check out part 1 after reading part 2. Thank goodness we are not alone! :) And, #13 is a constant for me…I think it soothes me!

  2. Heather's Funny Thoughts December 14, 2006 at 2:25 pm #

    Cute 13! The wondering about the quiet house thing is too familiar. My sister has an almost 3 year old and a 16 month old. When they get off to themselves and get quiet…WATCH OUT!!
    Mine are up here!

  3. Barb December 14, 2006 at 2:11 pm #

    Brings back memories for me, although it’s been a long time since I had babies in the house, outside of grandkids.

  4. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah December 14, 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    You know you are a mother when your secret fantasy involves being alone in complete silence.

  5. Kim Priestap December 14, 2006 at 1:23 pm #

    I am with you on all thirteen!

  6. Kukka-Maria December 14, 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    My agent knows when I’m pooping from 20 feet away, but it’s because of the incredible stench coming from the litter box.

    I’m proud of that.

  7. tiggerprr December 14, 2006 at 12:14 pm #

    You know you’re a mom when “Because I said so!” becomes a viable reason. :) (Does it show that mine is a teenage girl?)

    Great list! :)

  8. Eric December 14, 2006 at 12:13 pm #

    Don’t forget that many of these can apply to us Dad’s as well! Wonderful list!

  9. N. Mallory December 14, 2006 at 11:41 am #

    “A quiet house alerts you that something is wrong.”

    This is true for pet owners too.

  10. Sparky December 14, 2006 at 10:56 am #

    I love #6 & #12

  11. Erica December 14, 2006 at 10:49 am #

    There are so many times where in the morning, I have to take a quick shower and I think..I’ll skip shaving and just try to do it tonight if the hubby wants to be intimate. And then I forget and feel like my legs have become monstrous and then I apologize to my hubby for having to have my hairy legs next to his all night long.

  12. Celfyddydau December 14, 2006 at 9:59 am #

    That’s a cute list. The only children I have are ones I can give back when they start doing things on this list :)

  13. MCMilker December 14, 2006 at 9:22 am #

    “When you finally get him to sleep…you miss him” – that’s the one that got me! Mothering is all about conflicted feelings!

    Here’s a few from me!
    – You have “Mommy” nails – no polish, not even a manicure
    – Very little drycleaning – everything is wash and wear
    – You look for nutritional content, not calories on food packaging

    Also, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  14. ali December 14, 2006 at 9:22 am #

    #3 is soo true. my kids are almost dressed to the nines…and i’ve got on dirty clothes and a mom ponytail!

  15. Susan Helene Gottfried December 14, 2006 at 9:14 am #

    Ooh, I don’t miss those days. Hang in there; it gets better. AND you’ll be showered and clean again, too!

  16. Zeus December 14, 2006 at 8:58 am #

    I hope someday I hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet scampering about in this house! That would be amazing!

    Happy Thursday to you!

  17. carmen December 14, 2006 at 7:59 am #

    Ha. i’ll leave the mom-ing to you then. ;)

  18. Sanni December 14, 2006 at 7:14 am #

    Thanks for sharing this great list! I agree on every single point =)

    Happy TT from Germany,


    P.S.: A good night IS sleep!!! =)

  19. Chelle December 14, 2006 at 3:03 am #

    This was so cute! You made me laugh (and it’s all true)!

  20. Gattina December 14, 2006 at 1:18 am #

    I could have written this 31 years ago, lol ! Seems to me like yesterday.

  21. she December 14, 2006 at 12:27 am #

    Funny list.

    The quiet house is a sign of danger for non-parents too. If you’ve got pets as well as babies, you’ll know it well…

    Happy holidays and happy TT.

  22. samantha December 14, 2006 at 12:13 am #

    You know you’re a mom when you start refferring to your husband as “daddy” instead of “honey” or “baby” or such LOL

  23. Kelli December 14, 2006 at 12:01 am #

    Oh…you are so right about the purse. My friend has things in hers that I never thought you find in a purse! Great list! Happy Holidays and Happy TT!

  24. Janet December 13, 2006 at 11:52 pm #

    funny list

  25. Mikala December 13, 2006 at 11:32 pm #

    Too funny!

    Happy TT!

    Iím up!

  26. Kay December 13, 2006 at 11:28 pm #

    # 6,9, and 11 … I can so relate …

    I’m up!

  27. Tug December 13, 2006 at 11:25 pm #

    GREAT list! Each & every day, I thank the Lord for my daughter’s patience with my grandkids…

  28. DKRaymer December 13, 2006 at 11:18 pm #

    Great list! I so don’t know how moms get through “the little people years”. Kudos to you and I hope you find something wonderful under the Christmas tree with your name on it – you deserve it!
    Happy Thursday,

  29. christieo December 13, 2006 at 10:53 pm #

    LOVE this! Number one is right on the money. Silence, grunt, bright red face. HAHA! And our nightlife, it’s way past my bedtime! Happy tt!

  30. Mrs Lifecruiser December 13, 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    Awwww. thats actually a very sweet list. #6 and 13 is my fav’s though.

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  31. suki December 13, 2006 at 10:36 pm #

    And because of all those, I know that I am NOT a MOM :) Hehe.

  32. rashenbo December 13, 2006 at 10:33 pm #

    Ahhhh, that’s a great list! I’ve got the pediatrician, elementary school and the pediatric dentist on my speed dial! I remember those poopin days… I’m so glad I’m past that!

    You have a great Thursday, happy TT!


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