I actually had this thought the other day when I realized that I had planned a swim date at a friend's house around my son's naptime. As I drove home from swim time with a drowsy toddler in the back seat, I thought: You know you're a mom when you plan your day around nap time. Then, as I was planning this blog post, another mommy friend status updated this today: you know you're a mom when going grocery shopping alone at night sounds like fun. Ain't that the truth! So, this prompted me to think, What else characterizes Mommyhood?
Here's my list....
You know you're a mom when....
You have to clear your bed of stuffed animals or toys before going to sleep.
You drink and eat meals from Sesame Street cups and plates.
Bathing, styling your hair, wearing clean clothes, and/or, putting on make-up is no longer a necessity, but a luxury.
You find yourself singing songs, not from the radio, but from your child's CD's and DVD's.
Stylish and trendy wall hangings have been replaced with the latest work of art from your little one.
You cut yourself shaving and you don't think twice about the Curious George bandage you put on the wound.
You respond to the call of "Mommy!", even if it's not from your kid.
You do more than one load of laundry...A DAY.
You have the Poison Control number in your cell phone's contact list.
You spend more on diapers and wipes every month than getting your hair done.
Shampoo and body wash take up less space in the tub than do bath toys.
You rent more kids' programming from your OnDemand than movies for you and the hubs.
7am is sleeping in.
The thought of your child saying, "Mommy, I have to go potty...NOW!" when you have a cart full of groceries and are ready to check-out is frightening.
You are no longer known by your first name, but as __________'s Mommy.
We all have our mommy-isms. But, none of us would trade the crazy moments or inconveniences for anything. It's what makes a mommy, a mommy.