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#121 of 155 Old 05-09-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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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.

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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' !

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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.
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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.

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-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).

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*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

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I relate to SO MANY of these!!!

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-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
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*You regularly find yourself going to the bathroom while someone is sitting on your lap.
Or in your chosen baby carrier, front or back.

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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.

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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

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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.
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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.
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-when the cashier at the store hands you a receipt and says "sign this" and you reply "please"
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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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Or when you get peed on and you think, it's OK, it will dry
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...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.

Quoteriginally Posted by SamI'mNotSamantha : : : Bi/Crunchy/WOH/Single/Student Mama to my skinny-mini SuperMunchkin : (11/2004)! "I will not take 'but' for an answer." - Langston Hughes
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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
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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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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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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.
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...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.

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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

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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.




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You find yourself saying "please don't lick the dishwasher"

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You're in the middle of the grocery store when you notice that you haven't latched your nursing bra back into place.

And when you've caught vomit in your hands.
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you cheer when the baby poo's :
or when you go.

or when Daddy goes.

or when Big Brother goes.

LOL.

In our house there is an elaborate, never-the-same-twice dance/song that occurs.

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or you are out in public when you realise everyone's hair got combed that day except yours!

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You talk to your child's favourite stuffed animals, even when you are alone with them!

We couldn't find DD's very loved green stuffed froggy. When I found him out on the street in front of the house, I picked him up and dusted him off and kind of cuddled him and said something like, "Oh, there you are. We were very worried about you", before even realising I was talking to a toy like he was my son!!
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You cry at the thought of having another one as your overtired baby screams and won't fall asleep, then moments later she's peacefully sleeping in your arms and you cry at the thought of never getting to do this again.

You consider duct taping your dogs' ears to his head (because he keeps standing right next to the finally asleep baby and shaking them and the flapping wakes her up).

You wonder why the ceiling fan is so much more interesting than you are.

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You wonder why the ceiling fan is so much more interesting than you are.
Or the window..

Or the beam in the ceiling...

Or the wall...

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or you are out in public when you realise everyone's hair got combed that day except yours!
Or when you get home and THEN realize you forgot to comb your hair that day.

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at our house it was 'Hippos Go Berserk' !
One hippo all alone
Calls two hippos on the phone
Three hippos at the door
Bring along another four
Five hippos come over dressed
And give hippos show up with a guest!
Seven hippos arrive in a sack
And eight hippos sneak in the back
Nine hippos come to work
and ALL THE HIPPOS GO BESERK!
All through the hippo night
Hippos play with great delight
But at the hippo break of day
All the hippos go away
Nine hippos and a beast join
Eight hippos riding east
While seven hippos going west
Leave six hippos quite distressed
Five hippos then set forth
With four hippos headed north
Three hippos says "good day"
And the last two hippos go their way
One hippo, alone once more
Misses the other fourty-four

Wow... I cannot believe I just remembered that without help!

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