"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You Know You're a Mom When...

*I stole this idea from another blog friend of mine!

You know you're a mom (Mommy/Mama) when...

-You have songs stuck in your head like... "La La La La.. La la la la... Elmo's world..."

-You've been singing the ABC song so much that you could probably sing it backwards.

-Bedtime prayers include thanking God for things like... Pizza Hut, Parks, Footballs, etc. ... at the request of your 2-year old.

-You find wet diapers in all sorts of hidden places around the house... ("How did that not make it to the garbage can??")

-Your idea of "sleeping in" is 6:30 a.m.

-Your kids get all the new clothes and you're stuck wearing the same winter dress shoes you wore four years ago.

-Your living rooms looks like a daycare center.

-You show up at work and notice the spit up stain on your shirt or pants. "Oh well, everyone knows I have a baby at home." --And you're perfectly content to walk around all day wearing the spit up stain for all to see.

-Your dishwasher is 3/4ths full of sippy cup parts and baby spoons.

-The five minutes you get to take a shower is a little piece of Heaven.

-Your day is not complete if you haven't been able to kiss those precious cheeks at least 100 times (per child).

-The phrase "you have to share your toys" gets repeated at least a dozen times a day. (Yes, we're already fighting that battle).

-You manage to lose two/three pounds over a weekend (and then gain them back during the week) because you literally do not get to sit down when you're at home and not working!

-The only time you get to have adult conversation with your spouse is when you strap your kids into the stroller and go on an evening walk. Kids are content and quiet during that 20 minutes!

-Once 5:00 hits on a week day you literally can't get home fast enough.

-Your favorite smell is a freshly bathed baby.

-Your favorite moment in the day is when your 7 month old wakes up in the morning and gives you that incredible first smile of the day smile -- so excited to start a new day. (We could all learn a lesson from a baby's fresh outlook of each new day!)

-You get more excited watching your kids open presents at Christmas/Birthday time than you do about opening your own presents.

-You start playing on playground equipment again like you're still five years old.

-You hurt the bottom of your foot at least one time a day by stepping on a small child's toy/object.

-Pumpkin carving, egg coloring, picking out Valentines, etc. is super fun again.

-You're doing laundry... all. the. time.

-You either have someone with a cold or a teether in your house at all times.

-All your grocery money is spent on Gerber products, formula and milk.

-You could change a diaper blindfolded with one hand behind your back (maybe even both hands behind your back depending on how cooperative the child).

-Holding your child's hand tiny hand is the greatest feeling in the whole world.

-You've never heard a sweeter sound than "Mama!"

...I could go on and on...

I love you Jaden and Brandon!