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post #81 of 155
- When you find yourself agreeing with your LO that, of course, looking out the front door is a perfect place to put the potty (certainly better scenery)

- When your LO eats a day old dried pea from under her high chair and you think, "well, at least it was a vegetable instead of fuzz this time"

- You purposely leave the house each morning at exactly 8:19AM so that we'll see the #245 bus on the way to daycare, just so you can hear that excited voice in the backseat yelling "bus!"

- You don't think twice when eating something that has already been halfway in someone's mouth...and it's not even your own kid!

- You realize how a mere 5 minutes can seem like an eternity when you're trying to explain to your 19 month old DD that we have to wait our turn for the swings at the park, (you of course try to pass the time by saying it in a loud enough voice so that the other parent who is unreasonably monopolizing the swing with THEIR LO for a whole 5 minutes can hear you )
post #82 of 155
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- You've ever tried to reason with a newborn "There's no way you're hungry. Mommy just fed you 10mins ago."
post #83 of 155
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
- You've ever tried to reason with a newborn "There's no way you're hungry. Mommy just fed you 10mins ago."
I did the same thing toda with my 3 month old!!


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(the easter bunny brought J a roll of scotch tape, and he was delighted )
Tape is a great gift for the creative child. Every year I get DS a BUNCH of tape and envelopes. He gets so psyched
post #84 of 155
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Originally Posted by emamum View Post
you can say things like.. "no, i dont want to see your penis" "please stop wiggling your penis at me" without blinking

i make up songs as well, her favourite is

"pooper trooper, gunna change your nappy, cos you stink of poo (pa pa poo pa pa) yes you really do (pa pa poo pa pa) its a good job i love you" (to the tune of super trooper lol)
My DD really likes ABBA, and so I sang this to my DD a few times the last two days, and she's been going about singing the first bit over and over. My whole family is cracking up. I came back just to check what you had made up for the rest so I can sing it all to her. Thanks for the fun! :
post #85 of 155
When you have to do the dishes in order of priority in case the baby wakes up...and you still can't decide which should be first priority--the coffee pot or the breast pump parts!
post #86 of 155
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.
post #87 of 155
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Originally Posted by GoGoGirl View Post
When you have to do the dishes in order of priority in case the baby wakes up...and you still can't decide which should be first priority--the coffee pot or the breast pump parts!
When your child is a little older you can do the coffee pot with confidence. My DD can sit on the counter and nurse while I wash the rest of the dishes.
post #88 of 155
When you are riding in a car full of adults and pass a train and shout out "Choo-choo! Choo-choo!"
post #89 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.
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.
post #90 of 155
When trying to nurse lying down you wonder what that thing is between your shoulder blades and its a toy. Then you get up and realize that the whole bed is covered in toys....
post #91 of 155
- you like to wear t-shirts in off-white because milk spit-ups don't show like they used to on your navy blue ones!

- empty jelly jars are campsites for tadpoles

- you have a hard time falling asleep after your youngest one has left the family bed
post #92 of 155
You feel a sense of camaraderie with your children's imaginary friends and have occasionally talked to them when the children in question are not around.
post #93 of 155
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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.
My seven month old does this during his nightly yoga nursing. OUCH. Holy crud. *shudder*
post #94 of 155
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Originally Posted by emamum View Post
you can say things like.. "no, i dont want to see your penis" "please stop wiggling your penis at me" without blinking

i make up songs as well, her favourite is

"pooper trooper, gunna change your nappy, cos you stink of poo (pa pa poo pa pa) yes you really do (pa pa poo pa pa) its a good job i love you" (to the tune of super trooper lol)
That is soooooo awesome!
Mine are: You have to put pants on to go outside.
And I respond to "Mama Dinosaurs" just as easily as I do mom.
post #95 of 155
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
- You've ever tried to reason with a newborn "There's no way you're hungry. Mommy just fed you 10mins ago."
i do this.
all. the. time.

i also provide a constant, running narrative to keep eden entertained....even even when i'm not w her apparently.
post #96 of 155
Thread Starter 
You have to force yourself to use "I" when in the company of others...you're so used to replacing it with "Mommy"
post #97 of 155
-when you refer to each other as Mommy and Daddy when there are no children around

-when the cashier at the store hands you a receipt and says "sign this" and you reply "please"

-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

-you have been awake for over 48 hours and the baby starts crying for the 18th time this night... you make eye contact, catch a glimpse of that smile, and realize you have never felt a love as overwhelming as this
post #98 of 155
When you realize that you are *those people* who you would never be like, and are completely ok with it (ie. think your baby's messy eating face pictures are adorable and you want to show them off, you talk about poo with friends at dinner...tried EC and stuck to it because it actually makes sense)


Dog treats in your pockets have been replaced by cheerios

your drama over what to wear out now consist of what will be best for breastfeeding

have loved more deeply than you ever knew was possible
post #99 of 155
Thread Starter 
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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
laughup
post #100 of 155
*When you worry about taking your ds to a park with a fire hydrant...he just might use it to go pee on instead of the bathroom (ds has been doing this lately and it is driving.me.nuts)

*When one of your boys gets all excited and screams for you to come to the restroom...to show you his "biggest poop EVER!"

*When your husband starts to kiss you on your neck and pulls back suddenly and asks if the baby has thrown up on your recently....and if you remembered to wipe it off....
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