Monday, July 19, 2010

Manic Monday – You Might Be a Mother If…

This past weekend was BUSY!  As most of you know I am a mother of 3 children, ages 8, 7, and 4 and I’m 7 months pregnant with my 4th.  My kids keep me pretty busy and I’m sure any mom would agree that children keep you on your toes!  To add to my busy weekend I took Emily’s 2 kids ages 2 and 8 months for the weekend.  I love her kids and they really are easy and such great kids but their ages are a little more demanding and with being pregnant, and having less energy I was worn out by the end of the weekend.  I came home from church today and fell right to sleep on the couch (I never fall asleep on the couch, so that tells you something!)  I LOVE being a mother and wouldn’t trade it for ANYTHING!  I came across this article “You Might Be a Mother If” and I love how much I can relate to it. 

You Might Be a Mommy If . . .

By Leslie Wilson

- Every shirt you own has spit-up on the shoulder.
- Must-see TV includes Barney, Arthur and Disney Playhouse.
- You carry a diaper bag instead of a purse.
- You analyze babies’ bodily functions with women you just met.
- “Sleeping in” is when the clock reads 6:30 a.m.
- You never go anywhere without baby wipes.
- You sleep with a baby monitor a foot away from your head.
- With each subsequent child, you’ve progressed from sterilizing the pacifier to washing it off to blowing on it, invoking the three-second rule.
- Your children are better dressed than you.
- You used to be known by your first name - now you’re Jordan’s mommy.
- You store five sizes of clothes in your closet.
- You call your husband on his cell phone in order to have a real conversation with him.
- You go to bed at 12:30 a.m. and get up at 5:00 a.m., thankful for the extra sleep.
- Excitement means Pampers are on sale.
- You consider PBJs and Cheetos a nutritious meal.
- You can change from lounging-sweats casual to night-on-the-town glamorous in three-and-a-half minutes.
- “Doing lunch” means meeting three friends and their preschoolers at the McDonald’s Playplace.
- Hearing the words, “I’m done,” from the bathroom sends chills up your spine.
- You own more Disney movies than pairs of shoes.
- You can pee with three children watching you - and only two are yours.
- You spend more on babysitters than you do on utilities.
- If you were trapped for days in your car, you could survive on the Cheerios and french fries on your floorboards.
- You can tell what your daughter ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner by looking at the front of her T-shirt.
- You willingly hug and kiss a kid who has sticky fingers, sweat-drenched hair and a milk mustache.
- You’re overworked, overcommitted and underappreciated - and you wouldn’t trade your life for anything in the world.

- Aren’t these SO true?  I love the “doing lunch” means meeting friends and their preschoolers at the McDonald’s Playplace.  (most the time its the park) I also liked, You used to be known by your first name - now you’re Jordan’s mommy.  There are several friends at church that call me Jer’s mommy or Brigg’s mommy. 

- Cammie


  1. "- Excitement means Pampers are on sale."

    OMG! You are so right! LOL I get so excited when they are on sale and I have COUPONS, too!!!!
    Be still my heart!

  2. So true! May God build cathedrals while we are overshadowed... it's hard to be grateful some days, but all the love we are pouring in is gonna pay off!