Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Know You're a Mom When-sDaze bud, Arizona Mamma, has a really fun deal where we celebrate those tidbits of life that make us as Mommies unique and make our lives amusing and funny (even amidst the stress).

For me, many times, I know, without a doubt, that I am "Mommy" first and anything else second when I listen to the absurd things that come out of my mouth on a daily basis...  Not in the sense that I say things like, "Addie, please get your finger out of Jordan's belly button!" or "Jack!  Stop driving McQueen on Jordan's head!", but in the sense that I seem to have issues turning off my Mommode and switching to Adultmode.

For instance:

"Honey," (to my husband in a hushed voice at an adults-only event) "I need to go potty... be right back."

I ask to be excused from the table, even if there are no little ears to be taught an example.

I often default to turning on the Disney channel before navigating to a channel I want to watch.  And I go BACK to Disney if there's nothing else on before I switch off the TV.

"I just want something simple and comforting for dinner tonight, Babe.  Let's have chicken nuggets!"

"Yes there's a giant spider on the wall.  No I don't know what it is.  It's just yucky." (Keep in mind I have two degrees in liberal arts and "yucky" certainly would have gotten any one of my 1000's of papers tossed in the garbage.)

"Um, no, it's night-night time, but if YOU want to stay up to watch the game, that's fine."

Regardless of who's in the car with me, I do not "go someplace" in the car.  I "do buh-byes".

I could go on and on about how I've integrated into my vocabulary the language of toddlers, but I risk letting slip an "owie" or two.

Besides, I have to go potty.


The Howe Family said...

I am with you! One day I asked my Hubs "Do you need to go potty?" I obviously was not thinking, but every time we leave the house (or leave someplace to get home) I ask the kids so I don't get them all situated in the car and start hearing "I neeeeeeed to go Potty!" unfortunately there were no kids around and we weren't leaving the house we were heading home. I may never live it down.

Kate said...

Ha! You make me laugh. I can't believe what comes out of my mouth sometimes.

Arizona Mamma said...

You're hilarious. I've done it with the whole 3rd person talk. "Give that to mommy please." But to Andy! I got one heck of a look on that one.

Michelle said...

This is great, I started a list about the funny things Adam and I have said, maybe I should put it up.

Sonora said...

Hahaha! I am guilty of the potty one too. The funniest thing is when I catch my husband saying he has to go potty. Kids sure change everything!

Tanya said...

Still wishing you never went buh-byes!

Stacey said...

This is so true! But I'm the opposite of you with the television. I make sure I switch it to a "grown-up channel", by that I mean ABC or CBS, because if I leave it on a kid's channel, when I turn it on again, the kids will insist on watching their stuff and I'll never get to watch the news!


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