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- You can't see your refrigerator anymore even though it's now the most colorful appliance in your home for all the papers, paints, glue and magnets.

 

- You've been around the world and seen every single bunny/kitty/chick/duckling/hedgehog viral video out there and you STILL think that teenie-weenie underwear are OMG THE CUTEST THING EVAR.


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You remind your little boy that there really is such a thing as a bathroom, and we are not camping so no need to pee on a tree! 

You walk in to find a toddler who has finger painted with their diaper and smiling about it 

You know in an instant when the dog is yelping that your toddler is somewhere near by

You wonder why you bought a stroller since your child is NEVER actually in it.. (to hold the diaper bag maybe)

You find you have wandered through the day with a sucker stuck somewhere to your leg! 


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- you haven't bothered to buy furniture for your new living room yet because you now you'll never be able to sit down anyway (yes, this is totally our house right now. What's the point?) lol.gif


until last week our living room had only a dingy old couch (that had been painted with avocado, colored on with crayon and pen) and two of those pottery barn toddler chairs... we finally bought a very gently used glider rocker last week so we have ONE nice chair to sit in. None of it is in a style or color or type that I would actually CHOOSE if I didn't have said toddler...bag.gif


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My younger (childless) sister wondered if Muno was ribbed for her pleasure.  
 

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4. You discuss children's shows with your partner, but put an adult spin on everything. "Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba looks like a giant dildo..." "Dora and Diego are so flippin' bossy! They're always like, "Flap your arms like a bird! FLAP! FLAAAAP!" or "I wonder if the Fresh Beat Band members ever sleep with eachother..."

 

 



 

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-You go out and buy more undies for your child rather than argue that only one pair of undies is needed on the bum at a time.

 

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My younger (childless) sister wondered if Muno was ribbed for her pleasure.  



Glad I'm not the only one to think that character is a bit phallic in appearance. (I think the term is studded...)

 

 

 


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I have never seen the show YGG, but googled Muno and think he looks like Gumby.

 

I know I am a parent of a toddler today because I started a conversation with "I found a bunch of oats stuck to his testicles this morning."  That opener just wouldn't have been possible pre-toddler.

 

 

 


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You find yourself saying things like "We don't put the flashlight on our scrotum." Oh the joys of having a boy. lol.gif

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You find yourself saying things like "We don't put the flashlight on our scrotum." Oh the joys of having a boy. lol.gif


Wait until he is ten and graduates to a tape measure.. Just to make sure he is measuring up at 10!!! Where did he come up with that one? ROTFLMAO.gif

 


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ROTFLMAO.gifWow.
 

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Wait until he is ten and graduates to a tape measure.. Just to make sure he is measuring up at 10!!! Where did he come up with that one? ROTFLMAO.gif

 



 


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YKYTPOAT if:

you are reading this thread with a nursling in your lap

you have a  permanent crick in your shoulder & back from nursing in your computer chair

 


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- you have to walk very quickly past the toy aisles at the store (as if they won't notice)

 

- all of your drinks have sediment in the bottom because there's no way you're going to get to drink it all by yourself without your little backwashing partner to help you

 

- you look longingly at women with newborn babies and then say to their poor frazzled faces "gosh, I miss those days. They were so easy back then!" happytears.gif

 

- you have to keep your special treats in the top of your bedroom closet instead of in the kitchen pantry


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your house could be in some reality show about dirty and messy homes

 

(or IS that just me?)

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your house could be in some reality show about dirty and messy homes

 

(or IS that just me?)


Haha, NO its definitely NOT just you.. I have a large family and still have school aged children as well as HS graduates.. and my daughter tells the kids they should be on the show hoarders!!! hahahaha


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LOL! And getting to clean house is a "special treat" to yourself.


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that reminds me, I'm supposed to be cleaning...


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your house could be in some reality show about dirty and messy homes

 

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Nope.  I thought it was just ME.  I hear people talk about their messy homes, but none of my mom friends seem to have as grimy a house as I do.  I mean, every surface below three feet needs scrubbing with something that cuts grease and removes stains (kitchen and bathroom cabinets, refrigerator, walls, dishwasher, oven, chairs, doors, etc.)  It's embarrassing, really.  I'm relieved when we have people over after sunset because they can't see how dirty the windows and walls are.
 

 

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The phrase "he let me get the dishes done" is cause for celebration.

You are glad your child is still RF in his carseat so you and DH can have a "date" without your LO noticing (for us, this means running through the DQ drive-through for a Blizzard).  It was good, too.

You end emails with "would have written more, but he's up from his nap."

You feel like you have done more by 7 a.m. than many people do all day (that's an old Army line, I believe...sorry I swiped it, but it's true on some days!).

You know that people who use the phrase "sleeping like a baby" likely are either not parents or are people with very, very short memories.

You have seriously considered getting rid of the majority of your clothes since it seems you are never able to complete the following cycle within a 24-hour period:  wash, dry, fold, put away.


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You have seriously considered getting rid of the majority of your clothes since it seems you are never able to complete the following cycle within a 24-hour period:  wash, dry, fold, put away.



yep. I constantly have a mountain of clean laundry waiting for attention. 


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lol.gif  I actually DID get rid of the majority of our clothes for this reason exactly. And I also assigned laundry duty to DH ..... hey! I do everything else....redface.gif I can't even imagine trying to FOLD laundry while my kids sit there and unfold it..??

 

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yep. I constantly have a mountain of clean laundry waiting for attention. 



 



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The phrase "he let me get the dishes done" is cause for celebration.

You are glad your child is still RF in his carseat so you and DH can have a "date" without your LO noticing (for us, this means running through the DQ drive-through for a Blizzard).  It was good, too.

You end emails with "would have written more, but he's up from his nap."

You feel like you have done more by 7 a.m. than many people do all day (that's an old Army line, I believe...sorry I swiped it, but it's true on some days!).

You know that people who use the phrase "sleeping like a baby" likely are either not parents or are people with very, very short memories.

You have seriously considered getting rid of the majority of your clothes since it seems you are never able to complete the following cycle within a 24-hour period:  wash, dry, fold, put away.



 


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