The Huffington Post Magazine asked the moms of www.WeMothers.com (an online community dedicated to moms’ emotional well-being) what it means to be a mom. Here is what they told.
You know you are a mom when:
- Instead of running from projectile vomit, you run towards it.
- You do more in seven minutes than most people do all day.
- Happy hour has become the 60 minutes between your kids going to bed and you going to bed.
- A night of drinking requires more recovery time than minor surgery.
- A glass of wine counts as a serving of fruit.
- You have mini-therapy sessions all day long with anyone who will listen.
- Going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation.
- You can experience heaven and hell at the same time.
- You think of physical pain on three levels: pain, excruciating pain and stepping on a Lego.
- You have the ability to hear a sneeze through closed doors in the middle of the night, two bedrooms away, while your SO snores next to you.
- You’d rather have a 103 degree fever than watch one of your kids suffer with it.
- You’d rather go to sleep than have sex.
- A 15-minute shower with the door locked feels like a day at the spa.
- Peeing with an audience is part of the daily routine.
- You use baby wipes to clean up random spills and the dash of your car.
- You lock yourself in the bathroom and pretend to have diarrhea just to get a break.
- You love Moms’ Night Out and Date Night with the Hubs.
- You have a secret chocolate stash because frankly, you’re sick of sharing.
- You’ve been washing the same load of laundry for three days because you forgot to dry it.
- You realize you’ve been watching Nick Jr. alone, even though your kids have been in bed for over 30 minutes.
- You can cook dinner, breastfeed, talk on the phone and yell at the kids, all without breaking stride or missing any of the TV show you are watching.
- You get more excited about the Mini Boden Catalogue than J Crew’s.
- You decide to stick with your car for the next decade because a) you can’t afford to switch and b) you haven’t found a car wash that knows how to get all the milk stains and glitter removed.
- By the end of the day, brushing your teeth feels like a huge accomplishment.
Did you recognize yourself?
Yes, you’re a mother! 🙂
Source: The Huffington Post
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