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You Know You Are A Mommy When….


Thought we’d have some fun today and talk about the idiosyncrasies of parenting. Join in at the end. And no judging me LOL I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

1. You are put at the store and realize that blob is not part of the pattern of your shirt, it’s baby spit up.

2. You are sitting in your chair rocking, and then you realize you don’t have a baby on you.

3. Someone needs something like a kleenex, hair elastic, vaseline, candy, or a wet nap, and you are like “yeah, got that in my purse”

4. You are watching the Imagination Movers concert on television and you think, “hey, they’re pretty good”.

5. You find yourself singing the theme song of The Cat in the Hat on your way to work. Here we go go go go on an adventure…

6. You don’t wear jewelery anymore because it’s just another shiny object to be grabbed or yanked.

7. When/if you are lucky to go out for groceries alone you keep feeling like you are forgetting something.

8. You know how to unwrap a chocolate bar without making a sound.

9. You never know how many people will end up sleeping in your bed at night.


10. Laundry is a daily ritual.

11. Silence makes you worry something bad is going on/about to happen.

12. You say the words pee pee and poo poo more in one day than you did all the years before (and getting the pee pee or poo poo on you doesn’t phase you anymore either).

13. You used to get all kinds of boxes of cool stuff from Amazon. Now you get diapers. You then proceed to make said boxes into a house (okay, maybe you did that part before?).

14. Your hot and steamy dreams are about a Tim Hortons coffee.

15. If you want to give someone a lift you have to move all the car seats first.

16. If the kids are out, and you are caught up on your chores (rare, I know) you panic because you don’t know what to do.

17. You are exhausted, and your favourite time is bed time…not yours, theirs.

18. Make up? What’s that?

19. You see a Thomas the tank engine in Walmart and almost buy it just because it’s one you have never seen before and you want it. Then you realize you don’t play with trains, it’s them.
20. You know where the washroom is in every store in a 5km radius and have used them all (well not you personally).

21. Add your own in the comments.


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


17 thoughts on “You Know You Are A Mommy When….

  1. Aw man! 19 brought back some memories of my son who used to collect Disney Cars..I was way more obsessed in getting them all than he was…lol

    Posted by ninjasinstitches | December 23, 2014, 8:31 am
  2. Sesame Street has become your “soap opera”….. Anything for other adults, right??!!

    Posted by vrein11 | December 23, 2014, 8:56 am
  3. Love these, Shannon. I can relate to way too many of them than I care to admit. Here are a few more from just the past 2 days of my life 🙂

    – You are the one asking “Are we there yet?” on the flight because the battery on the phone which is loaded with kids games and has been the source of peace and quiet, is starting to run low.
    – You choose which restaurant to go to celebrate your husband’s birthday by looking at what they have to offer in their kids menu
    – You know every intricate details about the interior decor of every restaurant you’ve gone to thanks to playing “I Spy” a million times while you wait for the food to arrive

    Posted by Sumitha (@afineparent) | December 23, 2014, 10:04 am
  4. 10. Laundry is a daily ritual–> story of my life

    Posted by mummzydearest | December 23, 2014, 10:45 am
  5. Some days I think, “I will just skip today’s laundry. It won’t be THAT big of a deal…” It always is. Lol.

    The Cat in the Hat theme song. That’s me. For. Everything! Hahaha.

    Posted by Heather C | December 23, 2014, 1:11 pm
  6. Bedtime is way better than happy hour…

    Posted by prudencevwhittaker | December 23, 2014, 7:49 pm
  7. Reblogged this on Brain Drippings and commented:
    Goes for dads too…

    Posted by Brain Drippings | December 26, 2014, 7:31 pm
  8. I’m a father, but I can completely agree with 2 and 12! I even try rocking normal chairs Haha!

    Posted by imateendad | January 10, 2015, 3:51 pm

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