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Old 10-29-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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BTW, thanks for this! It can get so overwhelming trying to "do it all" can't it!?!?!

It's good to laugh about it!
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BTW, thanks for this! It can get so overwhelming trying to "do it all" can't it!?!?!

It's good to laugh about it!
Totally right! :



Atleast it's good to know you're not alone!

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You reach into your briefcase to find a pen, and can only find crayons.
Ha! This happened to a friend of mine yesterday!
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-When you obsess on the diaper washing schedule so that you have the pocket diapers stuffed and ready in time to take to daycare.

-When you thought DH was picking up DS and you and your DP both arrive home, sans kid. :
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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!
: I have sooo been there! Now that DS is mobile and running, he wants me to chase him every morning to get his jacket and hat on.
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- when you walk through the metal detector, hand the inspector the Pump in style bag and say "yes it's a breast pump" without turning red
Or when going through airport security!
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-When you thought DH was picking up DS and you and your DP both arrive home, sans kid. :
Might have happened to me too :

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-When you obsess on the diaper washing schedule so that you have the pocket diapers stuffed and ready in time to take to daycare.
This happens to me at least once a week.

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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!"
that's SO true!!

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When your kids refuse to eat dinner ("eeew, what's this??? yuck!"), they find a bag of chips and you shrug and let them at it. The whole bag. And then give them an apple afterwards to make yourself feel better.

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How about spit up on the shoulder of your black shirt?
I once sat through two client sessions with spit up on my shoulder. I didn't even realize it until lunch time.

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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 you are up until midnight because the only time you can watch your favorite TV shows is after 9pm and with TIVO.


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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!
I thought I was the only one!!!

My contribution: When you can carry 4 bags and a baby all at the same time.

When you leave the house rechecking to make sure you have everything and then realize that you left the poor dog sitting outside waiting to be let in.

When a co-worker starts looking at you strangely because you are singing nursery rhymes to yourself at your desk.

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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.
Oh god yes. I'm on 'reading week' right now.

Hah.

That means 'home all week with baby, while doing work anyways'.

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When you can carry 4 bags and a baby all at the same time.
And a couple bags of groceries, fumble to find the key, then unlock the back door.

AND, on this note...have you ever seen your DH bring in all that at one time??? My DH will bring in DD first, then come and ask me to help bring in the rest. Men.

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...when you can dress a toddler WHILE nursing.
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...when you can dress *yourself* while nursing.

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When you can undress, shower and redress while nursing!

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...when you can dress a toddler WHILE nursing.
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When you can undress, shower and redress while nursing!
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I'm still trying to master these, although I'm substituting an infant for a toddler.

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When you tell you LO to "Use both hands to carry your pee pee"

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When you can change a diaper while nursing and eating something.

When you let the kids play on the floor of the office while you work and don't bat an eye when they keep booting and rebooting your DH's computer, because at least they're busy and not doing it to your computer...this time.
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When you tell you LO to "Use both hands to carry your pee pee"

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When your glove compartment is full of parking tickets because you are always late to class from dropping your LO off, and so you are constantly parking in the faculty-only lots.
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I am "borrowing" some of your ones to agree with.

1) You stand at your car door for 30 or 40 seconds after dropping off you LO at school and can't figure out why your key card for the daycare won't open the car.

2) On a day that you don't have to pick up your LO in the afternoon your auto pilot takes you directly to the daycare, 10 miles out of your way.

3) You reach into your briefcase to find a pen, and can only find crayons.

4) 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

5) When you look in the rearview mirror to check on the kids, see empty carseats and start to panic until you realize you are on your way to work and not suppose to have the kids! They are perfectly safe where they are suppose to be.

6) you have every weekday completely choreographed from 5.25 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. (I kid you NOT)

7) When you are hungry for a snack in the afternoon and you go in your purse and eat that cracker.

8) When your front seat works as a locker

YES YES YES.

My favourite one is when yourself and your Beloved shop at different gorcery stores when you take turns to do the shopping!
Not becuase eAch thinks the other one is better but becaUse he needs to get it done before work at a supermarket closest to his work and you shop at the 24 hour megamart because 11pm is only time you get any time to gorcery shop and you know it'll be empty!!
But when you do shop together near home - it feels like a date!!!

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... - I don't think this is something to be guilty about tho'. Afterall i'M sure you would then share the other parenting responsibilities he has, when time is short for him.

When you nap in your car on your lunch break - YUP, I know at least two working Dad's who do this. No Mom's tho'.

But I thought I was the ONLY one to shower while nursing!!!

-When you thought DH was picking up DS and you and your DP both arrive home, sans kid
LOL! My own folks did this about 30 years ago.
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One from my mother, who was a uni lecturer when we were young...

When you are driving home from giving a lecture, and you realise that the you have lactated on your pale green shirt, and you have no idea whether you just gave a lecture to 100 18 year olds with wet patches over your boobs

And from me...

When you belatedly realise the 20 year old guy sitting next to you in your third year english lit paper is having a hard time concentrating on his work as you are nursing your 6 week old

When you go back to work after baby#2 and you find yourself rocking from side to side humming 'this old man' in a business meeting

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You find your self center of attention in your 12th grade Chem class when you pull out a dolly, colouring book and a pretty purple shirt with frills before you find your school books because DD thought you might need them at some point during the day.

That happened once, after that I started checking my bag before I left for school. Whole class thought it was hilarious.

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When you routinely leave LO at daycare several hours after you're done with classes so you can do dishes without LO walking away with the silverware basket and/or trying to climb IN the dishwasher... or fold laundry without LO promptly unfolding all of it... or try and squeeze in more homeowrk time... or run errands...

when you know exactly at what fussy-point to put baby in chair and offer food so that she'll fall asleep in highchair. which conveniently reclines... and to think i at first scoffed at that feature.. but hey mom found it free, OK!

when you use nursing-back-to-sleep time at night to read novels so that you can stay awake to do more homework...

when you have to bounce LO to sleep you use the chair in the office in front of the computer and peruse forums because it's darker and quieter in there...

when you were better at making sure LO had food to take to daycare than making sure you had food to take to school ...

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