Ever have one of those moments where you catch yourself off guard and think, "Geez, I'm such a mom!" And maybe when you have this realization, you hate it, love it, or a combination of both. Or maybe you just shake your head and think, "When did this happen to me???!" Here are some of my "Mom" moments... maybe you can relate.
1. You always have snacks.
2. Your child starts to spit up and you instinctively try to catch it with your bare hand.
3. Running out of laundry detergent is one of your biggest fears in life.
4. When in a parking lot with a "shopping with child" spot, you look to see if the car parked there has a car seat in the back.
5. You start having a "place for everything" in your house and get mad when your husband does not put things back in their place.
6. You read ingredients labels thoroughly.
7. As cars go whizzing by your house, you wonder who you could bribe with homemade cookies to get one of those Slow Children At Play signs... maybe even one of those weird little plastic men holding a caution flag.
8. You look at your living room and see plastic toys. Everywhere. And they are all making noise at once.
9. Going out to dinner with your husband is now called "Date Night," and going out with friends is "Girls Night Out."
10. All of your outlets have plastic covers that even you can't get off.
12. Your expensive purses are now works of art you display on doorknobs as relics of the past.
13. You don't give dirty looks to the woman who's kid is screaming on an airplane.
14. You now carry antibacterial wipes everywhere you go.
15. Mickey Mouse is not so annoying anymore.
16. You find yourself signing the Handy Manny theme song... when you are alone.
17. Someone says: "Well, you're a mom...." And you don't turn around to see who they're talking to.
18. You have trouble having a focused conversation with someone because you have a small but cute distraction pulling constantly at your pant legs.
19. Having your teeth cleaned seems like a nice idea when you remember that you can lay down at your appointment.
20. You know without question that you would do anything and everything for your child.