http://www.arizonamamma.com/My 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.
"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.
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