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09-19-2013 09:20 PM
Jaxy

Mine just turned a year so I'm new to this toddlerhood thing ahah!!

 

 

You know you're the parent of a toddler when...

- all your bottom shelves are empty.

- all the children's books you have are half-eaten... by the toddler.

- after an exhausting day you can't wait for him to go to bed, but when he's finally asleep you talk about him to your spouse, friends, family and on social networks. And/or you look at pictures of him.

- The notes you leave to your spouse look something like this : Hope you have a good day. He pooped twice. Poop pail needs to be emptied ASAP. Love you, xxxx

09-18-2013 08:23 AM
MamadeRumi

Your colleagues no longer even blink or comment when you show up at work with a coffee cup in one hand and a sippy cup in the other (to put in the fridge for the ride home with the toddler).

09-18-2013 02:39 AM
skycheattraffic
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Originally Posted by mariee View Post

You take off your clothes at the end of the day....... and food falls out. 
Lol soo true.

You go to put your shoes on but must remove a rubber duck first.
09-17-2013 08:01 PM
mariee

You take off your clothes at the end of the day....... and food falls out. 

09-13-2013 04:33 PM
Asiago He nurses while playing the nearby toy piano with his toes....oh my life...wouldn't trade it for anything!
09-13-2013 11:27 AM
craftymcgluestick OMG, biglaugh.gifComtessa at everything. Everything. You said. clap.gif

...you realize that you don't have a slow drain at all, it just generally functions better without two Hot Wheels jammed into it.
09-13-2013 10:23 AM
my3beasties
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Originally Posted by oopsadaisys View Post


When the phone rings at work and you say, "The phone, the phone is ringing..." and your co-workers with kids respond, "The phone, we'll be right there.... There's an animal in trouble..... ( WonderPets song). Kiddos to all of you who just now sang the whole song in your head smile.gif

 

Oh yeah...thanks for getting that one in my head!  :mischief  I was chatting with my chiropractor friend one day, and her receptionist and I ended up singing the one from Yo Gabba Gabba (a show I can't stand) - "It's fun to brush your teeth, it's fun to brush your teeth...and this is how we do it!" Then we all cracked up...'cuz we all have toddlers.

09-13-2013 06:10 AM
Comtessa

 

... people ask "How are you?" and you invariably give potty-training updates.  Even to your co-workers. 

 

... you envy people sitting at bus stops in the rain because they get to Just Sit Still for a few minutes.

 

... you ask your next-door neighbor, the community action volunteer, to come over and do some community graffiti removal... on your furniture. 

 

... your smartphone speaks entirely in French since you let your child play with it in a last-ditch attempt to prevent major meltdown in a waiting room (and you can't figure out how to get the English back). 

 

... you hunt everywhere for the cucumber you pulled out to make cucumber salad for dinner, and you finally discover your child under the dining room table polishing it off.  

 

... you have to replace your library and credit cards three times in a year, only to find the old ones 1) hidden under the rug, 2) stashed in your winter boots, or 3) slid into the crack between two furniture pieces

 

... you think maybe you could beat the Olympic sprint record if someone just whispered in your ear at the starting line: "uh-oh Mama, hafta poop!" 

 

... some well-meaning person suggests that people are calmer when they multi-task less, and you laugh in their face. 

 

... you cringe at all the times (before having children) when you said, "MY children will never watch TV" because without TV you would have spent years without having 1) a meal on the table by dinnertime, 2) laundry hung on the clothesline without a child getting run over in the street, 3) sex with your spouse, or 4) a shower.  

 

... you frequently decide that playing with not-toys is safer than the tantrum that will ensue when you take them away, so your house often looks like this: 

 

 

... you have a whole new set of "we don't" household rules, including: 

  • "We don't eat the sweep pile"
  • "We don't fingerpaint the cat"
  • "We don't drink the bathwater"
  • "We don't throw yogurt at the walls"

 

Or you've heard yourself say things like:

  • "Get off the baby; she's crawling, not playing horsie!"
  • "You can chew your food or you can nurse, but not at the same time!"

 

and my favorite:

... you have peanut butter all over your face, but you don't mind because it's from tiny sticky fingers grabbing your cheeks to plant messy kisses on them and say "Lubboo, Mama". 

09-12-2013 10:46 PM
oopsadaisys
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Originally Posted by my3beasties View Post

LOL! I need to do this... lol.gif   Have you ever seen "A Christmas Story", with Ralphie & Randy, where the mom has to keep getting up to serve everyone more dinner, and the narrator says "My mother had not had a hot meal for herself in 15 years"?  Yeah. That's how I feel sometimes. Thank goodness for DH - we take turns!

Here's my contribution:

...when you find yourself saying things like "your brother is NOT a tissue!" or "NO - don't kiss the doggy THERE!"
....when you give overly explicit instructions, even to grown adults: "Go to the bathroom, turn on the water, wash your hands with soap AND water, AND dry them."
....when you feel the need to tape those puppy training mats to the floor and walls around your toilets.
...when you give up and judge the cleanliness of your house by whether or not the amount of toys on the floor is at an acceptable level.
...when you start singing toddler songs with complete strangers who also have toddlers, and laughing about it.

When the phone rings at work and you say, "The phone, the phone is ringing..." and your co-workers with kids respond, "The phone, we'll be right there.... There's an animal in trouble..... ( WonderPets song). Kiddos to all of you who just now sang the whole song in your head smile.gif
09-12-2013 02:14 PM
MissAnthrope

... when your child's glasses are lost, you check inside the plastic recycling truck and the egg chute of the stuffed chicken first.

 

... you are expert at piecing together what your child ate yesterday based on the empty containers under the table and the contents of today's diapers.

 

... you laugh at the idea of splat mats because you have offwhite carpet and protecting only a 30" circle of floor is just ludicrous.

 

... guests are confused by how to access your toilet around the step stool and seat insert.

 

... you observe the fall equinox by checking all your child's clothing for length, because getting them pants that actually reached their ankles during the summer seemed futile.

 

... you see one of your children dumping spoonfuls of dirt into another's hair, and decide not to fight that battle as long as they're both content.

 

... you have a list of foods that MUST be eaten OUTSIDE.

 

... you're not sure how to explain that generally, the person at the drive-thru window isn't expecting to hear "'Bye, love you too, 'bye!" as you pull away.

 

... you have a well-rehearsed 30-second lecture on consensual hugging.

 

... every afternoon sees you discussing the fact that very few toys have penises.

 

... you realize that, while your child says "NO!" when you ask them anything, including what they saw outside, when you ask "Do you know that I love you very much?" they say "Yeah."

09-12-2013 01:03 PM
MamadeRumi
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Originally Posted by mrsmclean04 View Post

You send your cosmetic bag to the sitter while the Pull Ups, wipes and extra clothes are in your purse at work...

 LOL, I haven't done that particular one, but on one horrible early day at daycare/work, I decided to just take my sleeping boy in his pajamas and change him in the car outside of preschool.  Would have been a great plan, if I'd just remember his shoes.  As it was I had to kiss my boy goodbye and rush off to give an exam while DS was saying, "mommy forgot woos.  Mommy is cwazy"

 

I've also, on more than one occasion, reached into my coat pocket to pull out my keys, and instead found DS's toy keys, which make fun noises when you press buttons.  Hmmmm.  I wonder if I can open my office or drive my car with these?

09-12-2013 11:22 AM
my3beasties
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Originally Posted by Magali View Post
 

Oh yes!  I made a rule last night.  When I sit down to eat, no one is allowed to ask me for anything, unless it's an emergency.

 

LOL! I need to do this... :lol  Have you ever seen "A Christmas Story", with Ralphie & Randy, where the mom has to keep getting up to serve everyone more dinner, and the narrator says "My mother had not had a hot meal for herself in 15 years"?  Yeah. That's how I feel sometimes. Thank goodness for DH - we take turns!

 

Here's my contribution:

 

...when you find yourself saying things like "your brother is NOT a tissue!" or "NO - don't kiss the doggy THERE!"

....when you give overly explicit instructions, even to grown adults: "Go to the bathroom, turn on the water, wash your hands with soap AND water, AND dry them."

....when you feel the need to tape those puppy training mats to the floor and walls around your toilets.

...when you give up and judge the cleanliness of your house by whether or not the amount of toys on the floor is at an acceptable level.

...when you start singing toddler songs with complete strangers who also have toddlers, and laughing about it.

09-12-2013 10:45 AM
tygab Your daughter tells you she pooped in her diaper, so you go to change it, only to discover the reported poop is actually a Duplo block....
09-12-2013 09:44 AM
mamazee
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Originally Posted by mrsmclean04 View Post

You send your cosmetic bag to the sitter while the Pull Ups, wipes and extra clothes are in your purse at work...

ROFL. I haven't done this precisely, but I have in a more general sense - mixing up a bag that contained cloth diapers, a change of clothes, etc., for another bag and therefore leaving the diapers at home. orngbiggrin.gif So easy to do!
09-12-2013 08:09 AM
skycheattraffic When you wear a hello kitty band aid without batting an eye.

Lol sassyfirechick btw. Quite the visual!
09-12-2013 07:04 AM
sassyfirechick

when your child goes streaking through the house or yard you don't even bat an eye - everyone streaks now and then, right?  now to find that poop filled diaper that got thrown off in the process BEFORE the dog gets it.....

09-12-2013 02:52 AM
natalieemjones

when your family members or friends are innocently walking through the living room and your daughter launches herself off the edge of the sofa at them like a mini missile!

09-11-2013 02:52 PM
skycheattraffic
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Originally Posted by mrsmclean04 View Post

You send your cosmetic bag to the sitter while the Pull Ups, wipes and extra clothes are in your purse at work...
Oh god, I'm laughing so hard, picturing DCP'sface when the clean pants were needed. Lol
09-11-2013 01:43 PM
mrsmclean04 You send your cosmetic bag to the sitter while the Pull Ups, wipes and extra clothes are in your purse at work...
09-10-2013 03:35 PM
mamapigeon

You search everywhere for the parsley that went missing from the counter and finally find it shoved into an ovenmitt.

09-10-2013 12:18 PM
Liz Dutch

Your son says to you at the park, "come here pidge" (a quote from Lady and the Tramp), but all the other Mamas hear "Come here Bit*h!" :-)

You find that you are never - EVER short a toy car, plane or book.

You're missing kitchen utensils - that have simply evaporated - possibly forever into the toy box.

09-10-2013 10:38 AM
boater
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Originally Posted by alexa308 View Post
 

,,,your missing underwear are currently being worn as a hat

 

…you spend ten minutes shouting out random food items while your child emits a series of grunts and squeals while pointing at the refrigerator 

 

…you look in the mirror and discover you've been walking around with four owl stickers on your face for the last two hours

Lol to the facial stickers! That's happened to me.

09-09-2013 03:37 PM
skycheattraffic
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Originally Posted by MamadeRumi View Post

You spend so much time getting your child dressed and out the door that you are in the car and on the way before you stop to think, "did I brush my teeth?  I am wearing clothes, right?"

You used to measure success by the degrees you'd earned, the articles you'd published, the classes you'd taught.  Now if you get your child to poop in the potty AND eat a vegetable in the same day, you feel you should alert the media.
Bwahahaha! This is me down to a tee!!
09-09-2013 03:21 PM
MamadeRumi

You spend so much time getting your child dressed and out the door that you are in the car and on the way before you stop to think, "did I brush my teeth?  I am wearing clothes, right?"

 

You used to measure success by the degrees you'd earned, the articles you'd published, the classes you'd taught.  Now if you get your child to poop in the potty AND eat a vegetable in the same day, you feel you should alert the media.

09-09-2013 02:57 PM
MamadeRumi
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Originally Posted by alexa308 View Post
 

,,,your missing underwear are currently being worn as a hat

 

…you spend ten minutes shouting out random food items while your child emits a series of grunts and squeals while pointing at the refrigerator

 

…you look in the mirror and discover you've been walking around with four owl stickers on your face for the last two hours

 

:yeah

 

This whole thread is great, but this one made me laugh out loud and cry at work.  It's O.K.  They already know I'm nuts.  Afterall, I'm the mother of a toddler.

09-06-2013 07:23 PM
Surfacing
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Originally Posted by happilymomma2 View Post

You find yourself CONSTANTLY having to come up for a reason for EVERYTHING to answer the never ending "why" interrogations. I bet I heard why? no less than a thousand times yesterday.

:yeah

09-06-2013 01:04 PM
happilymomma2 You find yourself CONSTANTLY having to come up for a reason for EVERYTHING to answer the never ending "why" interrogations. I bet I heard why? no less than a thousand times yesterday.
09-06-2013 12:37 PM
CoziLovr

... Every paper product in your bathroom is shredded

09-06-2013 07:15 AM
mannyhead

Every object in your house is a toy phone, including corn on the cob.

 

09-05-2013 11:07 PM
craftymcgluestick No one in your house is college-aged, but you feel like you're living in a frat house with the level of order and randomness of objects you come across. Oh hai solo cups in the bath tub!...I didn't even know we had solo cups.
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