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#1 of 105 Old 11-07-2009, 08:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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You no longer like music. At all. Ever, because every moment of total silence is precious.


You FINALLY got your child to sleep after two hours and suddenly become (rather painfully) aware that except for that half cup of yogurt your child wouldn't finish, you haven't had anything to eat since breakfast yesterday.


Everyone asks you why you've gone "goth." The reason? You no longer own a shirt without a stain on it, so you gave in and started buying everything in black.


You say "I have to pee-pee" or "poo-poo" when in adult conversation.


You would pay any amount of money for any product that will buy you silence on the car ride home.


You hold it in anytime you have to use the bathroom while your child is taking a nap because you are mortally afraid that hearing the toilet flush might wake them.


Total strangers who have never had children suddenly think they know everything and you don't.


You pause when someone asks you your name because you *almost* said "Mommy."


You catch yourself humming the tunes to children's songs when you are alone.


You no longer need to get your hair cut.
Because you never take it out of a bun.
Because you only have time to wash it once a week


You cut all your meat into little tiny pieces and then put the knife away BEFORE you sit down to dinner.


You don't own a pair of sunglasses that don't look like they've been dragged across the pavement.


None of your CDs or DVDs play anymore.


None of your friends or family are allowed to watch the news anymore while you are over because you'll start crying again.


In your home "waking up the baby" is the eighth deadly sin.


Any more?

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You've exchanged all your pretty, breakable knick-knacks for either toys or stuff that is child-friendly (unbreakable) (especially the holiday decorations). Because you want to relax at home, not stress out over what Junior is playing with.
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Subbing.... this promises to be good.

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An exciting night is when the baby goes to sleep at 8 instead of 10, wahoo!

You actually DO go to the bathroom, you just don't flush in fear of waking up the baby.


You ask the cat if they need to *go potty* when they try and sneak in the bathroom with you.

A shower is low on the priority list at times.

Cleaning pee off the floor is actually fine because it could've been worse.

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You drink water with floaties in it because your toddler just HAS to have some of yours.

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You constantly have to apologize to the neighbors for having to hear you yell things like "please stop sodomizing the dog," and "get out of Mommy's crotch when she is trying to pee-pee on the potty!"


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You haven't actually seen a movie all the way through in one sitting since your child was born.

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Letting the child stand in the picture window naked is a good thing because it buys you a few minutes of peace.

There's nothing better smelling in the world than the top of your childs head fresh from a bath. Sweet!

You think about throwing a tantrum sometime. Hey its a stress reliever!

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You don't even think twice when your toddler answers the door naked.

You find yourself randomly dancing in public.

You can't make it through a shower without singing Old MacDonald....and sometimes the thought of this is so horrible that you skip the shower.

You get invited to a fancy occasion and realize you have absolutely nothing appropriate to wear.

You can't watch a movie without subtitles on because, after so many times doing it that way (so you can turn down the volume), you can't understand what any of the actors are saying.

You can't understand why the rest of the world isn't ready to do something at 9 AM on a Saturday (seriously, get out of bed people!).
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You want to scream at people who call the house phone after 8pm.

You dance to the music they play at Target. And sing. Loudly.

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When you catch yourself in a quiet moment of contemplation at the supermarket, humming the theme tune to 'Little Bear'.

"Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity."
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When standing in line (without a child), you still do the "mommy rock" side to side.

When you and your husband are going somewhere without the kids, it's 20 minutes before you realize it's a children's CD that's been playing-and you've both been singing along the whole time.

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you eat baby poop by mistake. and then think to yourself, oh this doesnt taste so bad.

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You get excited when it's garbage day because it means the toddler will stand in the window and watch the truck for at LEAST 15 uninterrupted minutes.

You go into a store one day without the newly potty trained toddler and STILL out of habit the first thing you ask the store employee is, "do you have a potty, just in case?"

Someone cuts you in line in the store and ticks you off, and you go, "fudge feet!" really loudly.

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When you're at a friend's house and there are multiple babies/small children around and SOMEONE pooped...And you can confidently say it was not your child because you know what their poop smells like....And you are correct. LOL....This happened about 2 hours ago.

Or when you're sitting at your desk at work and tell the person who sits next to you that you want to go home and "Go night-nights."
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When you don't care if you leave the house with pee on your shirt because if you change halfway through the day that's just more laundry to add to the pile.

When you're in the car alone and still say. . . "school bus!", "trash truck!", "police car!"

When you're out with your sister and you tell her, "mommy needs to go potty".

When you're out with your friends who are childless and think how exciting they used to be and how you'd just rather be at home with your dc - coloring and listening to Raffi in your sweatpants.

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You actually go grocery shopping alone, and realize you've been talking to an empty shopping cart all the way through the store.


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When standing in line (without a child), you still do the "mommy rock" side to side.
I didn't stop doing that until ds1 was 8 or 9, and now I'm doing it again. I figure I might quit before I have grandchildren...or not...

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The thought of sleeping in until 8 am sounds heavenly!

You spend way more money on kids clothes than your own.

Going grocery shopping by yourself sounds like the greatest thing ever.

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when you can have a conversation about poop with someone and not get embarassed.

When its become the norm to have your boobs exposed

When you sing songs about putting on clothes, washing your hands, and poopy diapers

When it takes you months to finish reading a single book because by the time you are able to sit down and actually read, you are exhausted and fall asleep after 3 sentences.

when the word "mommy" is music to your ears

for WOHMs: When the sweetest part of your day is when you pick them up from daycare and they are so to see you

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When you're a guest at someone else's home and you forget for a moment that you really should close the bathroom door.

When a friend sneezes and you're quicker to give her a tissue than she is to retrieve her own.

When too much precious silence for too long causes panic.....'cuz something, someone, somewhere isn't right.

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not in the 'you know you're a mom' format but:

last night after i finished the dishes, i felt that my shirt and pants were wet at the waistline from the sink and for a split second thought to myself,

oh no, did i pee through?
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When you realize the majority of the shoes in your closet have gone unworn since dc was born 'cause they are not practical for babywearing/baby chasing & when you go to put an old favourite on you think "how the heck did I ever where these?"

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When you realize that the last gift you were really excited about was a new Ergo.

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when you thoroughly master going pee with the baby attached to your front!

when a conversation with your DP is peppered with "get out of the fridge please" and "baby, are you pooping?"

when you know exactly what animal your two year old is pretending to be, even though lions, wolfs, monsters and dinos all sound the same to everyone else!
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When you realise your darling daughter is dressed in a gorgeous dress lovingly handmade by yourself from quilting-quality craft fabric... and you are sporting jeans with paint on them (your only pair), a two-year-old nursing tank that's faded from black, has a small snip in the hem and is covered in snot, yoghurt and tomato paste; and a fuzzy two-day-old braid.

Bonus points if you're in town by the time you realise this; extra bonus points if you philosophically go "Meh, people will be looking at the baby anyway".

You also know you're a mother when you can scare your male and childless female friends by discussing the goriest, most bodily-fluid-laden details of childbirth with enthusiasm and without embarrassment.

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When you're on MDC at 3:00am because the baby won't sleep, which is happening to me right now...

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When standing in line (without a child), you still do the "mommy rock" side to side.
I am always catching myself doing this!

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You let the dog in for a little while during the day so you can talk to it because you have GOT to have some adult conversation.

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When, after a week-long visit, your father calls to tell you that when he got home he felt the need to throw things on the floor because his house didn't look right.

One leaky pee diaper episode isn't enough to make you change your sheets because, hey, it's only baby pee. Oh, and your baby spends more time in your bed than your husband.

If you meet a prospective friend, you're not worried about common interests as much as whether your children are the same age and compatible.

When you go to sleep excited about that first cup of coffee in the morning!
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Date night becomes you and DH sitting at home on the couch watching a movie and snacking at your leisure
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When you buy yourself a treat and willingly wait hours until everyone is asleep so you don't have to share it with anyone.


When someone else's "poop face" is actually kinda cute.
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