Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You Know You're A Mom When-sDAZE

My good friend in Arizona - The Arizona Mamma herself - came up with a clever Wednesday meme that I'm thrilled to be able to faithfully participate in! Hell, I could participate all the DAZE of the week if  I wanted with this one... Yikes!  (Say the title out loud... I admit it took me forever to make the connection to the fact that it's a Wednesday meme... I kept saying When-esssss-days... okay...?  But then, I'm the one that screamed at my husband after about a week of watching the commercial, "What the hell does Lowes... Tee mean?!" only to have him AND my father in law stare at me and ask, "You mean, lowEST - as in the most LOW - as in prices?" Duh.)

So anyway, as parents, you know we all have those moments that are singular to our trade and when we do, they're unmistakable.  For instance, you know you're a mom when...

... your "purse" dumps and you mutter under your breath about how you aren't taking wheeled toys anywhere anymore as you chase down various toy trains or cars in the checkout line and cram them back in with stray cherrios and your grocery list...

...(and said list is written in crayon...)

... you have to tell your husband that the wine opener is next to the airplane cookie cutter in the drawer with the bibs...

... your infant daughter feels your shaved legs and pulls her hand back and stares up at you in disbelief because she's never felt it before and thinks you must be a stranger...

... you have a conversation like this: "Honey, we can't pick THOSE flowers because they're not ours.  They don't live with us.  Why? Because they decided to live here.  Why?  Because they have extra bees here.  Why? Because the bees apparently don't like the big tree in our yard.  No, we can't cut it down to get more bees and flowers.  Why?  Because our scissors aren't big enough.  Okay?  Look, we're home, let's go inside." and you pride yourself for being able to come up with enough irrational responses to crazy "why" questions to evade and delay until the flower-swiping urge has passed....

... and you feel super cool and sneaky when you figure out a way to flip multiple pages of a book you HATE reading so it goes faster...

... and just a little proud when your three-year-old catches you because he understands that there's a gap in the story.

PHEW!

So join on in, leave a comment, link up, have fun with this if you want over at Our Daze in the Desert!

9 comments:

Faithful Mali said...

That's so funny! I am right there with you on the "why" questions. I manage to answer just well enough to satisfy my 5 y/o. Not sure what I'll do when he starts school.

*Jess* said...

I can relate to all of those!

Arizona Mamma said...

Thanks, Melis for playing along! So funny. I love the grocery list written in crayon...and really, only a mom would feel pride at being caught in the act of story skipping ;)

The Howe Family said...

That is why I don't shave my legs... I don't want to confuse my kids. (kidding, but there is some serious stubble)

liz said...

I really loved the final two in your list!

Julie said...

Yep...all so true. And..just another reason to keep "forgetting" to shave. I never want my children to NOT know who I am! ha ha

Sonora said...

I love these! They are so so true! I have written one too many grocery lists in crayon! I love the conversation about bees. Isn't that the way it goes, and usually multiple times in one day!

LeighAnn said...

hehehe, i'm not a mom, but i do a few of those! haha, i love the one about skipping pages...they always seem to pick the longest, most boring books of all time. i also paraphrase when reading.
also, the one about coming up with rational explanations for why. awesome, i do it too. allll the time!

CRAZYMOM said...

So your a page flipper too, huh? :)

What is up with those character books that have to replay every scene in a 2 hour movie? we've "lost" a few of those.

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