My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Sunday, January 18, 2009

You Might be a Mommy....

originally posted at Extraordinary Mom's Network 9/15/08

If you have to make an intentional effort to take a shower at least every 48 hours … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If you go out for a dinner alone with your husband, hear a kid scream and have to look over just to make sure it isn’t one of yours … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If you no longer put “laundry” on your to-do list because by the time you get it folded, the hamper is full again … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If you’ve ever been so tired you turn off the hot water in your attempt to warm up the shower … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If you’ve ever written your shopping list in crayon … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If you’ve worked hard to change all your swear words to repeatable phrases such as “God Bless America!” … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If this is your idea of multi-tasking …

Yes, you MIGHT be a Mommy.

If you can come up with more than two potential reasons for a child’s “emergency bath” … you MIGHT be a Mommy.

(This one’s for my wonderful husband)
If you’ve ever been awakened from much-needed sleep by the sounds of an emergency bath…you MIGHT be a Daddy!


ABNPOPPA said...

That was sooooo funny. I am sure I could think of a couple myself but I will ask ABNMOMMA for her thoughts.

How 'bout this one for Dads? If you have ever had to look for your tools at your son's house, you might be a daddy!!


Sarah (JOT) said...

I really enjoyed these!
-A momma in MD

ellen b. said...

Yep those all sound familiar!

Lisa said...

Yep. I'm a Mommy, alright... And I'm eyeing (eying, eye-ing) that cartoon for the practical possibilities at my house!

Linda said...

Been there - done most of that! And it doesn't stop when they're teenagers either - just to give you something to look forward to!

jacquie said...

these are so great! i definitely am.

Pam said...

My fave is changing your swearing to phrases like - "God Bless America!" I guess we need to swear like that more often!

Soutenus said...

I HAVE to borrow that cartoon! Too funny.

ps) I hit my toe the other day and yelled, "Oh Fuddruckers, that hurt!" My 9 year old son, in all beautiful innocence said -- "Mommy! Are we going to eat at Fuddruckers?"

Of course . . . . we did!