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post #121 of 155
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Originally Posted by fireweed View Post
you know you're a co-sleeping mom to a toddler because you know exactly what it feels like to have your nipples stepped on.
That was me this morning!


*You catch yourself clarifying that "Teeth are for food, not friends."

*You regularly find yourself going to the bathroom while someone is sitting on your lap.

*You've noticed that most injuries and illnesses occur outside of your family doctor's office hours.
post #122 of 155
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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post

When both of you are so tired and DH mixes breastmilk into his coffee without even realizing it. Yes, done this.


You plan your day around the poop schedule and nap time.




You have Good Night Moon memorized. "and the quiet old lady whispering..."

well, I've never mixed breastmilk into coffee, but I have been so tired that I've done the following. . .

poured water into my coffee, poured powdered creamer into my cereal, and I actually salted my coffee once, by mistake. The sad part is, I was so sleep deprived, I didn't notice until halfway through the cup!



and I thought everyone's day revolved around the poop schedule. . . right?



at our house it was 'Hippos Go Berserk' !
post #123 of 155
I just found myself having a straightfaced conversation with hubby over who does Funkytown better, Kid Bopz or Alvin and the Chipmunks...


eta: Definitely the Chipmunks. Twas unanimously decided.
post #124 of 155
They never leave and no one else can do anything for them unless you approve of it first. Oh and being the mother of a teenager right now makes me feel a lot like a parent. It's odd to have my child talk to me about things that only a child can say to a parent and make me feel so old. I didn't feel so old until he became a teen and now I suddenly feel like I felt about my mother when I was a teen.
post #125 of 155
-You find that you no longer care what's happening on "Grey's Anatomy" because your LO is so much more entertaining.

-You don't even mind being up at 2:00am because it's LO's favorite time to "talk".

-Even when you get the chance, you just can't bear taking a bath alone because you know how much LO loves to take one with you.

-You now speak to everyone in a high pitched voice.

-You can make dinner, hang/fold laundry, clean house, type, etc. all with one hand (and sometimes find yourself only using one hand even when NOT holding the baby).
post #126 of 155
*You get really excited when you find out Elmo is comming to the local concert venue and do not bat an eye at dropping $30/ticket.

*You firmly tell DH not to check the mail again because DS loves to do it

*Every decision is agonizing (vax, work, day care, food etc)

*You could kiss a slobbery mouth a thousand times a day and still yern for more

*Everything that used to seem so important no longer is...and everything that was neglected now means the world.

*You realiize that you really are someones whole world...and it is scary and wonderful all at once
post #127 of 155
I relate to SO MANY of these!!!

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Originally Posted by Agatha_Ann View Post

-you haven't seen alcohol or left home past 9 PM in years and years and yet your breasts are flashed around town at least once a day
THIS takes the cake. Truly. :
post #128 of 155
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Originally Posted by BekahMomToOliver View Post
*You regularly find yourself going to the bathroom while someone is sitting on your lap.
Or in your chosen baby carrier, front or back.
post #129 of 155
you realize that your kids are little anarchists always trying to overthrow the parental government ROFL!! I'm pretty convinced this is true with my oldest at least lol.
post #130 of 155
thomas the tank engine is some kind of god and you go out of your way and budget to get the ones your kids dont have lol
post #131 of 155
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Originally Posted by hippiemommaof4 View Post
thomas the tank engine is some kind of god and you go out of your way and budget to get the ones your kids dont have lol
Yes, yes and YES!!!!

You also know everywhere in town that they are sold so that these places can be avoided when the budget is empty. You might also drive out of the way so these same places aren't passed.
post #132 of 155
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Originally Posted by Ellen Griswold View Post
Yes, yes and YES!!!!

You also know everywhere in town that they are sold so that these places can be avoided when the budget is empty. You might also drive out of the way so these same places aren't passed.
OR! Or, maybe it's Lightning McQueen. And you know where they are sold and you know how much they cost at each location down to the tax, and which store has different new ones, and you know which store has the same old classic ones, and know exactly where to go to get the brand new, just out, much coveted pooped-in-the-potty blue dinoco Lightning Mcqueen, which is a different store that you would go to to get one to replace the old loved-till-the-paint-is-chipped-off, or lost plain old Doc Hudson that you've been begged and pleaded with to find or fix for the past 2 weeks.
post #133 of 155
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Originally Posted by Agatha_Ann View Post
-when the cashier at the store hands you a receipt and says "sign this" and you reply "please"
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Originally Posted by fireweed View Post
you know you're a co-sleeping mom to a toddler because you know exactly what it feels like to have your nipples stepped on.
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Originally Posted by Jojo F. View Post
Or when you get peed on and you think, it's OK, it will dry
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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca View Post
...an open box of cookies or candy lasts two months in your household because if you eat one in front of your child, he'll want one, and you don't want to argue about how he didn't eat the nutritious dinner and you did, and then when he does eat a reasonable meal he is full and doesn't think to ask for a cookie, and you have hidden the box to avoid hearing him whine about wanting some, so you never have an opportunity to eat them and forget that they exist!
...you take down the piece of aluminum foil with a Bandaid stuck on it that was taped to the wall above your bed for several weeks after your child was "decorating", and you carefully put it aside so that if he notices its absence and throws a fit, you can show him you did NOT throw it away.
HHAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!: I thought I was so alone on all of these! I've never laughed so hard in my life! The "catching vomit" thing? That hit so close to home I may just cry!

A few of my own:

-I sneak my MDC posts because if DD catches me I'll have to play with the smilies for an hour or she'll make "the face". You know the face... with a little . Ugh!
-Every time I hear a toilet flush I yell "Did you wash those hands?". EVERY time. No matter where I am.
-When I fix a plate of food, I automatically grab 2 forks.
-I check every day before work to be sure that the 10 Monkeys haven't decided to relocate from their Barrel to my purse.
post #134 of 155
Still waiting for my kiddo to be born..(15 days..yay!)

But yesterday at dinner, my friends 2 year old sat next to me, and he was eating a piece of fried mozzerella...He took too big of a bite, so he started gagging on it. So I held out my hand and he spit the slobbery piece of half chewed fried mozzerella out. I didn't even flinch. LOL
post #135 of 155
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Originally Posted by gabysmom617 View Post
When you find yourself making a round of calls to all the important people in your life, (i.e., daddy at work, grandma on her cell, grandad at work, and best friend who is also a mother) to allow the little one to make the all-grand announcment of:..

a successful poop on the potty.

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post #136 of 155
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Originally Posted by fireweed View Post
you know you're a co-sleeping mom to a toddler because you know exactly what it feels like to have your nipples stepped on.
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Originally Posted by Kim Allen View Post
omg this happens every day and I was too embarrased to say anything because I thought I was alone on this one. It makes it so much worse when your have the pg sensitive nipple thing going on and your half alseep and BAM! they get squished.
Oh heck yeah.
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Originally Posted by Magali View Post
...when there is a little child on his hands and knees drinking out of the dog-cat water dish.
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We caught DS2 slurping rice milk off the floor trying to entice the cat to come lap it up with him.
post #137 of 155
"Sorry! Sippy cups are not hammers!"
post #138 of 155
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I'm packing to move back in with in-laws...As I'm talking through it while on the phone with DH I said, "...and that has pee on it..." and then stopped because it came out so casually
post #139 of 155
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Oh heck yeah.


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We caught DS2 slurping rice milk off the floor trying to entice the cat to come lap it up with him.



post #140 of 155
You find yourself saying "please don't lick the dishwasher"
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