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post #41 of 87
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Originally Posted by BabyBoobieAddict View Post
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3) You, the person who sobbed for hours the first time you dropped off your LO at school, takes a day off.....and you still send that same LO to school, just so you can accomplish things like cleaning, laundry and sitting down for 5 minutes without becoming a human jungle gym :
: I did that two days last week when I had no work (I'm a teacher) and I really needed to clean the house. Those "me" hours were AMAZING.

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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
The only time you have time for makeup in the morning is if you put it on in the car.
Yep, in the parking lot at school. Thank goodness for the lights on my visor mirror!

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Originally Posted by riaketty View Post
You schedule your classes after your LO's bedtime so daddy has to put her to bed twice a week and you don't have to deal with it... :
Oh yeah -- a break for Mommy!

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Originally Posted by griffin2004 View Post
AMEN!

...when you and kiddos always eat breakfast in the car

...when grocery shopping ALONE is the most supreme luxury you can think of
Sadly one of DD's favorite things to do is eat the last part of her waffle when I pick her up at 2:15.
Grocery shopping alone is great b/c I don't need to constantly say "no thank you" and "sit down please".

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Originally Posted by nina_yyc View Post
....you can do a complete workout in 45 minutes flat.

....you laugh at people when they ask you if you've seen TV shows/movies.

....you have every weekday completely choreographed from 5 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
People work out for longer than 45 minutes?? And what exactly is TV? Mine seems to be permanently tuned into the Disney Channel (even DH can quote stuff from Playhouse Disney)

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Originally Posted by listipton View Post
you're super excited when you realize you got to "sleep in" until 7:00 am
7am is pure bliss...

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Originally Posted by Tellera View Post
When it's lunchtime and you see that you have the yogurt and blueberries, and realize that LO has last night's leftovers.

When you are hungry for a snack in the afternoon and you go in your purse and eat that cracker.
Ouch .. I did that the other day. I was ravenous and it was either that cracker or a donut in the teacher's lounge. I chose the cracker!



My contribution:
.... when you see a coworker doing something incorrectly and you say (in a sweet voice), "No thank you. Let's ..." and redirect them to the appropriate action. I do that all the time with my high school kids and they seriously must think I'm nuts.
post #42 of 87
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Originally Posted by ShwarmaQueen View Post
Once I walked in w/ a HUGE food stain on my upper back one day and another mom said, ''what was DD eating for breakfast today?" It must have been her hand print while I was carrying her; I didn't even see it until I looked at my back in the mirror!
I am REALLY glad I am not the only one showing up to work who looks like she doesn't know how to do laundry!
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post #44 of 87
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Originally Posted by nina_yyc View Post
....you laugh at people when they ask you if you've seen TV shows/movies
At work, people only seem to talk about the television/movies they've seen recently. I bought a ticket to see Janet Jackson months ago and when the date finally arrived I slept through it! I woke up an hour after the concert started, looked at the time, realized everyone was still sleeping, and decided to go back to sleep rather than race to get ready/find a ride/watch 30 minutes or so of concert/come home and clean.

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Originally Posted by rivkah View Post
These are so funny.
When you haven't been to the public library in five years, but you have an entire line item in your budget for Barnesandnoble.com.

When you decide to forgo a home birth for a birthing center, because you do not have time to clean up afterward.
Both of these are me! We still use the library but because of late fees I've decided to just give it up. With the money I'm paying in late fees, I could own these books. So I've started budgeting for bookstore visits.

As for mine...

...though you laugh at the joke when it is said, you think that sometimes, sleep IS better than sex!

...you no longer iron everything you wear but only things that NEED ironing (work clothes, yes. Clothes to spend time with kids??? Nope.)

..."quick 30 minute meals" sound like 29 minutes better spent sleeping.

(and for those who play the Sims)

...your dp questions why you don't let your Sims sleep enough and you are bewildered and honestly don't believe that some people sleep (in real life!) until they are FULLY rested. This occurring, of course, when you are blinking wearily at the screen while you play because you just need some ME time, even if it does cut dramatically down on the few hours of sleep you get each day.
post #45 of 87
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Originally Posted by Qestia View Post
been there, done that

during the week you look forward to the weekend... and on the weekend you often look forward to monday
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Originally Posted by siobhang View Post

You have two completely separate wardrobes - work vs home, and you change out of work clothing AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN so you don't have to dry clean it... again.
Those are funny.

How about when you check 3 times to make sure the door is locked in the room you pump in and then check 3 times to make sure your shirt is buttoned up before walking out.

Your LO went to bed at 10pm and you KNOW you should go to bed too but you spend an hour an MDC to get some me time.

Or how about scheduling DTD through text messages with DH while at work
post #46 of 87
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Originally Posted by CanidFL View Post
Your LO went to bed at 10pm and you KNOW you should go to bed too but you spend an hour an MDC to get some me time.


Or a few hours if it's been a particularly rough day!
post #47 of 87
For the student moms:

When you think about having another child and in your mind schedule it around when the next school semester starts.

When you open your backpack and find a pacifier.

Why even carry a diaper bag anymore? Kids have their back packs for day care and there is enough clothing, diapers and wipes in the car to never have to worry.

When you have to schedule all your meetings either during the school day or really late at night....so that you can be home in the evening for them.

When your front seat works as a locker.
post #48 of 87
I haven't read all the posts, but this one is probably here.

When you learn to put clothes on your LO backwards as they attempt the daily simulated "death roll" of a gator. I've gotten good at doing pants, socks and shoes. But if I could just put a diaper on as he rolls onto his belly on the changing table and tries to crawl away, I'd be SET!
post #49 of 87
Ironing? I haven't ironed in years. If it can't come out of the dryer wrinkle-free then it has no place on me.

HippieWannaBe: if he's on his stomach, get him to do the downward dog so you can get the diaper under him, and then fasten him up when he lies back down again. It's not great but it gets the diaper on.

How about this:
When you find yourself compromising 10 times before you get out the door in the morning, as in "Okay, you can watch one more Miss Spider story if we can get you washed during it" (oh yes, washing in our house entails bringing a wet washcloth, prepped toothbrush and comb into the living room most days, with a towel slung over my shoulder).

And later: "No, you can put your jacket on outside but you have to put your sweater on in the house...no, you can't ride your toy car to school! Okay okay, you can put your sweater on when we get outside if you get back in your stroller."
post #50 of 87
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Originally Posted by vannienicole View Post
When you think about having another child and in your mind schedule it around when the next school semester starts
This is sooo me!
post #51 of 87
... when you have so many bags you gotta take to the car in the morning, you once actually put your baby in one of them.

... when the contents of your school bag include pens, campus card, Iclicker, and a sippy cup.

... when your notes include a crayon sketch of a dinosaur, compliments of the 7 year old.

... when your kid is sick and she can't go to daycare and you haven't got a babysitter and you find yourself running really late so you decide to make it Take Baby to Class Day, in conjunction with Midterm Exam day. Nice, huh.


*And, er, yea, what's this "ironing" thing everyone's talking about?
post #52 of 87
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Originally Posted by AuntG View Post
... when you have so many bags you gotta take to the car in the morning, you once actually put your baby in one of them.



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*And, er, yea, what's this "ironing" thing everyone's talking about?
If I didn't have a dryer to help de-wrinkle my clothes I don't know what I would do!
post #53 of 87
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Originally Posted by BeccaBaby1 View Post
When you go to bed at 3 and wake up at 7 and think hey that was some good sleep!


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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
Or you slap down some sandwiches with frozen veggies and call it a meal.
Um, that IS a meal.

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Originally Posted by siobhang View Post
oh from a dad friend,

he is responsible for morning duty - dressing, feeding, transporting to daycare, etc of his two girls. This is usually chaotic.

Right after dropping off his (then) 4 year old and 2 year old, he went straight to an important client meeting.

In the middle of his presentation, he realized he had to sneeze, so reached into his pocket and sneezed into - a pair of pink little girl underpants.

Stunned silence filled the room, until his boss quipped "J, I see you did morning drop off of your girls again today..."

And everyone busted a gut with laughter.
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My addition: You know you are a student parent when bedtime means you get to get back to work for 4-6 more hours.
post #54 of 87
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Originally Posted by AuntG View Post
*And, er, yea, what's this "ironing" thing everyone's talking about?
In my house "ironing" is synonymous with "dry cleaner"...
post #55 of 87
When your childcare provider sees you drop off the children while wearing a huge hoodie over your work clothes.... (attempt to keep kid crud in appropriate location!)
post #56 of 87
When you dump out your purse at work looking for a pen and find three hot wheels cars, a paci, a disintegrated waffle, and....cheerios. everywhere.

when you have an assignment due at midnight and you know it'll take forever to get LO to sleep so instead you feed him to keep him occupied while you slap together the project.

OR you're doing homework and turn around to find dresser drawers emptied & ds covered head to toe in lingerie and think, "oh, good!" because it means at least another 15 minutes.
post #57 of 87
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Originally Posted by ~pi View Post


My addition: You know you are a student parent when bedtime means you get to get back to work for 4-6 more hours.

Yeh YeAh! That's me this very second (well okay, procrastinating a wee bit on MDC).
post #58 of 87
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Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy View Post
OR you're doing homework and turn around to find dresser drawers emptied & ds covered head to toe in lingerie and think, "oh, good!" because it means at least another 15 minutes.
oh soooo many times I saw dd getting up to some terrible mischief (flour spilt all over the floor, the entire contents of the kitchen cabinets used to build a fort, whole bottles of massage oil poured into a shoebox... and my first thought is "thank goodness she's keeping herself occupied, i can get some work done!"
post #59 of 87
You dread haivng to go to work early for a meeting as you know it will disrupt your entire morning having to get your LO out of the house that much earlier!
post #60 of 87
I have to add another:


... when you're in class, on your laptop, browsing MDC rather than listening to the lecture, and sipping coffee out of you're kid's Spiderman thermos.
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