Tuesday, February 19, 2013

You Know You're A Mom When...

1) The best compliment you've received was, "You don't LOOK like a mom. I never would have guessed you had kids."

2) You're so tired from being up all night, you offer your dog a Capri Sun...and wonder why she's shying away from the straw.

3) You've had a Code White. {Think baby powder and a silent, missing toddler.}

4) You can't put on your tennis shoe because it's filled with Mike and Ike's.

5) You're shaving your legs and a little hand thrusts a banana into the shower. "Peel it, mama!"

6) You feel like a runway model...when your nails are done.

7) You actually look forward to going to the dentist, because it's the only Mommy Time you get.

8) You DREAM of the day you'll FINALLY get sleep, then cry when you think of them being grown and gone.

9) You have a whole new respect for your own mother.

10) You consider it a vacation if you get to go to the grocery store alone.

11) You open your car door and a magnadoodle falls out.

12) Your son colors all over the walls...But, instead of getting mad, you stop and admire how high he managed to reach.

13) You're confused...You could've SWORN you just vacuumed out the car yesterday...

14) You take off your shirt and fruit loops are attached to your collarbone. How is this possible?? Where is the dignity?!

15) You've been put on Bathroom Blast: Going to the bathroom in a public place, or at someone's house, when The Kid decides it's a good time to open the door and put you on display.

16) You're so tired from being up all night, you microwave grapes.

Gee...Motherhood sounds cringe-worthy and sad. Right?

But wait - the fascinating thing about this {real life} list, is that Motherhood is the most rewarding blessing of all! I wouldn't change anything about it.
Well, maybe #15. ;)

What about you? Do you have any reasons to add to my list? 

37 comments:

ShaunaQ said...

Wouldn't change a thing about it.

Except for maybe the poop. I could do without that.

Have a good week!

www.MommaCandy.com

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

I agree with all you said.You know it when your a mum as there is no such thing as going to the tiolet in private.-love dee x

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Hello...from your newest follower... I love your blog and words of wisdom my sweet new friend.. Pop on by The Rusty Pearl (my blog) and follow along if you have time.. WOULD love to have you .. HUGS and prayers for a blessed week . YOUR family is just beautiful ...............

Sarah said...

This really cracks me up only because I texted my BFF Sat and said "Nerd Alert: heading to the craft store to wander around. Can't WAIT". I guess that means I'm a mom. :)

Ugochi said...

Number 9 hit home Meredith. I love and respect my mum in a whole new way right now.
I loved the list and like you I wouldn't give motherhood up for NOTHING!
Have a super blessed day!
Love

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

oh yes! I once went to Walmart on an early morning, husband and both girls were sick and throwing up...I was very pregnant with our third...shopping list: gatorade, 7up, saltines. I was in line and realized I had vomit on my clothes/pj/scrubs from the children's sheets...the lady behind me said: "aww...you have that beautiful pregnant glow"...only at Walmart :)

Denise said...

that was a cute post! Did you have to vacuum powder off of the dog? That was the dog wasn't it? I have to say, I do NOT miss those days. And they're cute for years and years. Until those teenage years. When they morph into some strange alien race.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

This is great...so many have happened to me. It's the hardest job you can ever be privileged to have. Those little moments that ouch your heart and priceless. I really enjoyed this!
Karen

victory said...

I am laughing right now - I remember so much of this when my children were younger. Have an awesome time at motherhood. They grow up so quickly.

Heather Nelsen said...

Hey Meredith! I'm stopping by from Doing You Well Wednesday and am so glad I found you! I love the title of your blog and love that you are a Jesus lover too! ;) I'm looking forward to reading more! Have a great week!

- Heather

Heather Nelsen said...

Oops! Here's my blog if you want to swing by and say hello!
http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com

Scarlett said...

Hi Meredith, I'm stopping by from Doing You Well. Your list is so good and true and hilarious! Oh my, how I can relate, to #8, especially! :)
Be blessed,
Scarlett

NanaDiana said...

Thank YOU for finding me!! I can relive young motherhood through your blog. Um...You forgot escaping to the bathroom when the kids are in bed and floating a plastic bowl of M&M's (which you keep HIDDEN in the bathroom, by the way) in the water while you soak away the tension of the day.

I am your newest follower and you are already on my sidebar! What fun I am going to have with YOU!!!! xo Diana

Kendra Pahukoa said...

well, ya know, maybe the dog would have liked capri sun. :)
too funny girl!
grapes in the micro? you could be onto something.....

Linda Primmer said...

Way too funny and so true. Those little punkins do so many of those things. They are so worth it. Love your post!

Heather D. said...

I am loving the fruit loop stuck to the collar bone, lol. This is too funny. :)

Amy said...

interesting post,agree with all what you say...

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Very sweet. My girls are teens now, and the time has flown. I remember those days though like they were yesterday. I try to enjoy every day now, because my youngest will graduate from high school next year.

Annmarie Pipa said...

yep...and so funny about the dentist! I remember that 30 minutes of no kids like it was a luxury vacation.

I'll Love You Forever said...

Oh my, all so very true!! Motherhood, crazy, hard, fun and very worth it. Great post!

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

Motherhood is wonderful. I'm really enjoying the second part of being a grandma. I know it's a good day when someone says they can't believe I have grandchildren! That's a really good day for me! :) Your little ones are sooo precious.

Michell Pulliam said...

Hahaha Meredith! I soooo remember those days!! You're so right...I wouldn't have changed it for anything...priceless memories! Looking forward to grandkids...I can always give THEM back, lol! Thanks so much for dropping by and linking up! Have a blessed week lady!

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

Congrats Meredith! I'm passing the Liebster Blog Award to you which honors new bloggers. Get the details at http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com/2013/02/liebster-blog-award.html

ChatterBlossom said...

Ah! Haha! This had me laughing out loud! I had to read them to my husband. So funny! ;-)
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Rust and Feathers said...

This is so GREAT because it's SO true!! You have me in stitches thinking back to the days of little kids. And yes, it is so worth it...the greatest job out there!!
Mary Alice

Lisa said...

Funny post. I can relate!

Ashley Ditto said...

Loved this post. Every bit!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Meredith.. I can identify with absolutely every single one of these >> OMGOODNESS yes and the bannana when your in the shower .. I was taking a shower one time and little hands came thru and said PEEL this for REAL .. I laughed when I read that and these memories took me back .. OMGOODNESS I sooooooooooooo Love your spirit and your blog.SO blessed to be apart of your journey

Patty said...

You are right, they do grow up fast! I am actually glad mine are grown and now I can enjoy grandchildren. My kids are such good friends to me. Enjoy every minute Meredith. Sounds like you get to be a stay at home mom? If so, you are very fortunate!

wilson tom said...

Hi I am a new follower to your lovely blog (Via GFC)and it really feel amazing meeting new awesome bloggers like you. Found you through Aloha Friday.

my blog: www.wilsontom.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I can relate to most of those things! Ha ha. So happy to find your blog on the hop, I'm your new follower. It would be lovely if you could follow back too? Looking forward to reading more.

sandy said...

I can SO remember these times as now I'm a grandmother. I wouldn't trade any of it either! Fun times and now memories for me. Except now I have similar times with the grandkids!
The kids grow up so fast so enjoy every moment...even the ones you'd like to forget!
sandy :)

Design_Fluff said...

LOL! I've had many similar moments to these. This was fun reading, Meredith.:)

Brenda said...

Hopped by from Aloha Friday to become your newest GFC follower. I love thrifty decorating so I look forward to reading your ideas. I loved your guest bedroom post,and will be exploring more of your posts. Would love to see you drop by my blog @ http://www.kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Have a wonderful week.

Danielle said...

I may not be a mom yet but these were hilarious, too funny!

Anne @ The Pink Momma said...

This cracks me up! Haha...I so LOVE this post. I might steal this idea and make my own list :)


Anne

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

One of the best posts I've read in blog land. So funny, so true.