Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 3


Thirteen Ways To Tell You're A Mom:


1. You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.

2. You have time to shave only one leg at a time.

3. You hide in the bathroom to be alone.

4. You child throws up, and you catch it.

5. Someone else's kid throws up at a party, and you keep eating.

6. You mastered the art of placing large quantities of pancakes and eggs on a plate without anything touching.

7. You can't bear the thought of your son's first girlfriend.

8. You hate the thought of his wife even more.

9. You use your own saliva to clean your child's face.

10. You obsess when your child clings to you upon parting during his first month at school, then obsess when he skips in without looking back the second time.

11. You can't bear to give away baby clothes -- it's so final.

12. You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth when you say, "Not in your good clothes!"

13. You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.

17 comments, add yours here:

Di said...

My TT is up, but I think as a Crazy Mom (Working or otherwise) you might enjoy this recent entry from my blog entitled Book and Moms:

http://dibookblogetc.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/01/books_and_moms.html

Just be careful about the "giving away baby clothes" thing. I had a friend who packed all her kids' toys in a box labeled "for grandchildren" and found herself pregnant with a surprise #3!

KarenW said...

Great list! I've done most of those : )

scribbit said...

Yea, I've caught vomit on the fly before but number two made me laugh.

Laura said...

great list!
done some of these but not all.
my tt is up.

Chickadee said...

LOL! I've seen a parent friend catch his kid's vomit. It's impressive.

My 13 are up.

Raggedy said...

Great list!
I have caught flying vomit too! lol
Have a wonderful Thursday!

my 2 cents said...

A great list! I'm not a mother but know those are true... I have plenty of friends who are mom's.

Have a great Thursday!

Sanni said...

... and your idea of a "great night" is sleeeeeeep =)

That´s a great list - LOL.
Now I know what is waiting for me. My son Luis is 8 months old...

Happy New Year from Germany,

San

P.S.: Please visit my TT - Thanks a lot =)

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

OMG . . .I am laughing so hard here. I can TOTALLY relate to all of them!

How 'bout this one: Your kid lobs a giant booger onto your finger in line at the grocery store and you don't have a Kleenex in your purse. Fortunately, the checker takes pity on you (because you're trying to write the check with the booger still attached) and gives you one. TRUE STORY.

Nathalie said...

I can recognize my mother in this TT :) Its a great list!
Have a great Thursday!

Skittles said...

Did you watch me raise my kids??? Happy TT :)

pawpads said...

Happy TT.
Oh God. I'm a mum.

Shannon said...

My girls are almost a year - and I find myself constantly saying, "Stop biting your sister!"

Happy Thursday!

Lisa said...

I'm laughing out loud at this list, because I'm living it - my son is 4. I've never caught vomit, though, but I have caught poop (when he was a baby). Does that count?

Happy TT!

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm not a participant but I really enjoyed reading this post. As a mom, I can relate to majority of them.

I laughed when I read #7 and #8 ... now we share the same thoughts on that. *wink*

Take care!

Chris said...

Well, thankfully I don't have to worry about No.2, but the rest are spot on...

Mike said...

lol. Happy TT.