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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

You Know You're A Mom When-sDaze

You know you're a mom when...
  • You can tune out almost every annoying song that a puppet sings on TV, high pitched sound that a toy produces or loud screech that comes out of your child's mouth. Almost!
  • You have considered - if only for one moment - paying a complete stranger to watch your kid so that you can take a nap or selling a kidney so that he'll take one, which leads me to...
  • Trying to give a child a "forced" nap has never worked. Okay, there was that one time, but you're a damn fool if you think it can ever be repeated.
  • You wonder why with all the toys in the world, your child is most interested in the oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer, dryer, cell phone and remote control.
  • You think to yourself several times a day: Maybe I'm just not cut out for this!
  • You'd like to know where your child gets all his energy from and if it could be bottled up, you'd buy it.
  • Silence isn't always golden, it could mean that the entire contents of your son's dresser are scattered all over his bedroom floor or that he had some fun with the toilet paper roll.
  • If you could get paid to watch your child move through the world, learning and experiencing things for the first time, you'd be a gazillionaire. They are such fascinating creatures, aren't they?
Thank you, Arizona Mama at Our Daze in the Desert for developing this terrific meme. Hope you are keeping cool this summer.

The best is yet to be.

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Blogger WTH am I Doing? said...

Oh, silence is dangerous. Silence means intervention is necessary or something will get broken, injured, or flushed.

I always love these lists. :)

July 21, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Yes, I agree that silence is usually dangerous! They are always up to something when it's quiet....

Great list! I hope he naps again soon!

July 21, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Ahh, yes. You totally could have added "Toilet Paper" to your list of household toys. (At least it's cheaper than a remote control or dishwasher if it breaks, right?)

Cute list!

July 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

I'm with the other gals. When my kiddos were really little...silence was deadly. If it was more than 60 seconds since I last heard someone wail, mayhem and mischief, and maybe injury, was ensuing!

July 21, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger SurferWife said...

HAHAHA! I love that picture. Fascinating is putting it lightly!

July 21, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

found you from you know your a mom when... adorable blog and i love your picture!


July 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Nellie said...

Tonya sorry to hear of your miscarriage.

A walking Lucas is very exciting. He can get into lots of stuff now!


July 21, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Arizona Mamma said...

Here's my take on the whole having that much energy would be WAY to exhausting! Could you imagine running around the way they do? Even with the energy, I'd be tired.

July 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Great list and I love that picture of Lucas in the toilet paper. I swear, sometimes he really does remind me of a little puppy exploring everything the way he does. : )

July 24, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

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