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post #1 of 155
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- Your children are cleaner than you are.

- You don't realize you haven't eaten until hours after you've fed everyone else.

- Being peed on, puked on, or even pooped on doesn't faze you because it happens daily.




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post #2 of 155
You think it's normal to say things like "Cats are not for licking" and "Please don't put the raisins up your nose"
post #3 of 155
When you can't find your lipstick because your purse if full of crayons, toy cars, snotty tissues, the lovey, a juice box, etc....
post #4 of 155
When you'll sleep in baby vomit rather than change the sheet, just to grab an extra five minutes of sleep.
post #5 of 155
you cheer when the baby poo's :
post #6 of 155
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When you'll sleep in baby vomit rather than change the sheet, just to grab an extra five minutes of sleep.
The baby vomits on you and you think "I should change shirts." It's the very end of the day before you realize you never actually did so...
post #7 of 155
Your really exciting night at the theater involves cookies, milk, and dinosaurs.
post #8 of 155
you listen to your college-age brother talking about finals week (and the grueling all night study sessions) and wish you could trade places with him... so that you could get more sleep!
post #9 of 155
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You think it's normal to say things like "Cats are not for licking" and "Please don't put the raisins up your nose"
"We don't vacuum the dog."

* A 10PM bedtime is a late night
* Getting a sitter two nights in a row seems like a luxury bordering on gross extravagance
* You enthusiastically ask your DH about his "poops" when potty-learning ears are in listening distance-- and esnthusiastically discuss your own
* Waking up at 9AM is sleeping late
* You can no longer watch TV shows or movies where children are hurt (like L&O:SVU... I used to love that show. There's no way I can watch it now).
post #10 of 155
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* You can no longer watch TV shows or movies where children are hurt (like L&O:SVU... I used to love that show. There's no way I can watch it now).
When I first found out I was pregnant I was watching an episode of CSI that involved a child being molested and killed...I had to watch it in short pieces because it was so disturbing.
post #11 of 155
You don't remember the last time you went to the bathroom with the door shut.

You exclaim "A bike!" every time you see one because DS is so infatuated with them, even when you are by yourself.
post #12 of 155
You start wondering if sex-ed teachers and instructed to talk about how much having a child can "ruin your life" because your life is better now that you have kids then it ever was before.

You start singing you LO's favourite kids song on the bus on your way home from the store because it's stuck in your head now.

You turn down a night out with a friend because you have other plans that you don't want to miss... that include popcorn, pillows and blankets in the living room and a G rated movie.
post #13 of 155
...when you have caught vomit in your hands without flinching.

...when you have nursed a child in a forward facing carseat while still being buckled in yourself.

...when you have to ask that underwear be worn at the dinnertable.
post #14 of 155
*When your entire life is affected by if the baby has pooped yet or not.
*When you can whip up four different dinners for four different people in less than 20 minutes.
*When you spend more on diapers in a month than you do on clothes for yourself in a year.
*When you can clean up just about anything with nothing but baby wipes.
*When you find yourself looking forward to Jack Black being on Yo Gabba Gabba!
*When you find yourself watching iCarly and actually liking it long after the children are in bed. (Don't judge me...Spencer is hilarious!)
post #15 of 155
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post

You exclaim "A bike!" every time you see one because DS is so infatuated with them, even when you are by yourself.
My son fixates on things and I had definitely found myself doing that sort of thing.
post #16 of 155
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My son fixates on things and I had definitely found myself doing that sort of thing.
Dh and I have definitely said over the years things like "Cat!" "Look a horse!" and "There's Orlando Bloom!"
post #17 of 155
When you can sucessfully snappi a prefold on a sleeping baby without waking them.

When you know what the terms "snappi" and "prefold" even mean.
post #18 of 155
when you find yourself flipping through 'good housekeeping' in the store looking for quick family friendly recipes instead of 'cosmopolitan'
post #19 of 155
When your baby is dressed immaculately in hand-sewn matching clothes, but you routinely wear the three-years-old top that's breastfeeding-friendly and has rusk smeared on the sleeves.

When your mother saves jam lids for you, because the baby likes to chew on them.
post #20 of 155
When the most dancing you have done in ages is in front of the potty, and invovles a song about learning to poop there. When you look at eveything you put down in the house and think, wll someone try to put this in thier ear, mouth, nose, etc!
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