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You know you’re a mama when… October 4, 2010

Filed under: Family,Friends,Moms,My mini me's — bethanyjcrocker @ 9:13 pm
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I was standing in my kitchen a few weeks ago chatting it up with a friend that has a son just about the same age as Kelsey, as we made our cups of tea we were laughing about the funny things our kids have been doing lately. Then she made a comment “you know you’re a mom when…” and I started dying laughing. So I hope you enjoy this post, I figured most moms would know where I am coming from ๐Ÿ™‚

You know you’re a mama when…

You have to remove toys from the bath tub just to take a shower

If taking a long hot shower in peace and quiet is rare… VERY rare

Boogers and puke don’t really effect you any more

“Clean up! Clean up! everybody everywhere” becomes a part of your everyday vocabulary

Bags under your eyes are the everyday normal

You can change a diaper with your eyes closed

You have memorized every cartoon theme song under the sun

You shop for your kids more than yourself because its easier than trying on clothes

It takes more than 1 trip to the car to run a simple errand

Your breath magically turns intoย Lysolย and a simple puff of your breath will clean anything off

All of the sudden your laundry triples thanks to burp clothes, diaper blowouts, grass stains… the list goes on

You don’t wear nice clothes often knowing that when you do the little ones will spill something on you

A simple little smile or giggle can turn a bad attitude around

You get up in the middle of the night to take care of a crying child and run into 4 toys on your way there

When wearing clothes that have spit up or other baby issued stains on your shoulder is no biggie

When you have become a taxi driver

When you have trouble finishing a thought or sentence because you’re distracted or just struck with MOM BRAIN!

As we all know the list could go on and on

What are some of your favorite “you know your a mama when…”?
It is a joy and an honor to be a mama and all these things listed above make me smile whether good or bad.

It’s good to be a mama ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 Responses to “You know you’re a mama when…”

  1. Aunt lizzy Says:

    When u say that you will never allow your child to sleep in your bed if they ask to sleep with you until you really have one and it is easier to keep them in your bed instead of going to see what is the matter with them at 4 in the morning!

  2. Alenna Says:

    Great list, Bethany! How about… when you plan 10 extra minutes for every trip just to buckle and unbuckle carseats?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Josh Crocker Says:

    I must be a mama…I can change a diaper with my eyes clothes.

    Tack that up to life’s list of accomplishments. Boo yah!

  4. Kelsey Grace Says:

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  5. Jen Wagner Says:

    You know you’re a mama when….you say you’re going to bed and it still takes you 25 minutes to get to the next room because you pick up 7 more toys, wash the last supper dish, throw in a load of laundry and tuck the covers back over your sleeping kids before you even get to brush your own teeth…..


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