You know you’re a mom when…(Wednesday)

Welcome to my newest series of posts titled “You know you’re a mom when…” which I’ll be sharing with ya’ll on Wednesdays. May not be every Wednesday, though. That’s quite a commitment for a recent mom of 2 to make. Reader participation is strongly encouraged!

Becoming a mom is a life-changing role to take on and much of that change comes as no surprise to anyone. However, there are some unexpected behaviors a mom experiences that she could have never prepared herself for. Probably because they’re pretty ridiculous, sometimes embarrassing and are most likely not our finest moments. But, one huge lesson learned in motherhood is that there will be times you’ll just have to laugh at yourself and at life, to keep your sanity in tact.

Below are 5 actual, true story moments that I’ve had or continue to experience as a mom. Can you relate? You should totally share some of your own “mom moments” in the comments below. I promise I won’t I will try not to laugh at or judge you!


You know you’re a mom when…

1) …you catch yourself wondering if there’s a world record for the fastest PB&J sandwich ever made, because you could own that title! With a hungry toddler who’s whining for lunch and a screaming baby waking up from a nap, you can bust out some mad sandwich making skills you never even knew you had.

2) …you can’t remember the last time you enjoyed a warm meal.

3) …a trip to your local grocery store without the kids was the highlight of your day…week, even!

4) …you lie about needing to use the bathroom, just to score a few uninterrupted minutes alone with the door closed and locked.

5) …you utilize remote corners of the house to quickly shove a delicious treat in your mouth, out of sight from your children, just so you won’t have to share.

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  1. This cracked me up! I could not agree more with ALL of them! Especially the last one :) haha i was dying! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh I definitely shove treats in my mouth before my son sees! lol

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever went grocery shopping without the kids, haha. I don’t think it’ll ever happen.

    • Oh Nikki…you’ve GOT to make this happen! The grocery store was never so beautiful and amazing and wondrous until I walked in without my kids!

  4. The third one? It’s like a vacation! I can completely relate to the fifth one, too!

    • I think I’ll start claiming that I’m taking a “road trip” to the grocery store next time I head out without the kids…make it really sound like a vacay! At least in my own mind, I’ll be day trippin’ :)

  5. Ha! You know you’re a mom when you know (and regularly quote) all the lines to [insert kids movie here] because you’ve watched it every day for the last three months. I’ve seen Finding Nemo more times than movies that I actually want to watch. :S

    • In the same boat, there! I can definitely quote Nemo and Tangled and Puss in Boots and Despicable Me and Cars and Airplanes Fire & Rescue and…. :)

  6. I am clearly a mom. All of these things fit me to a T. I am always rejoicing when I can run an errand without kids even if it is to the grocery store.

  7. I have a five month old and already have to hide to eat food! I know this time is going to be a lot more sacred soon!!

    I have to add…
    You know you’re a mom when you catch your child making one of your signature impressions!

  8. Too funny! I’m guilty of #4 and #5 on a regular basis. I guess it’s okay as long as #5 isn’t taking place at the same time as #4 because that would just be gross!!! :)

  9. Eek, I’m guilty of the bathroom one. =)

  10. Oh my gosh, the meal one definitely! And I usually don’t eat my lunch until like 2 in the afternoon just so I can have a little bit of peace while my baby is sleeping, lol.
    And I totally feel that way about going to the store alone, it’s like a little mini vacation. :-)

    • I, too, wait to eat both breakfast and lunch during naps so I can actually enjoy it rather than inhale it. Thanks for the comment.

  11. HAHAHA these are hilarious. #1 I can totes agree with, but the rest must be a mom of 2 thing and they scare me. Bless you mama! Haha

    • Oh, what was it like to be a mom of only one?? Because I’ve already forgotten…but I know I miss it! Ha. Thanks for commenting :)

  12. Hahaha I laughed out loud at number 5, because I totally do that all the time. Sometimes I’ll distract my daughter (“Look—something shiny!”) while I scarf something down in the blink of an eye.

    What a fun series!

    • Oh man, I’ve pulled some clever distraction tactics as well with my 3 year old. But the smart little devil can SMELL THE TREAT ON MY BREATH! “What you eating, Mommy??” Crap.

  13. I love this post. Thanks for sharing!

  14. ha! yes, yes, and yes! i am way too familiar with each of these!! i have one to add. you know you’re a mom when…

    you get to take a ten minute shower — uninterrupted — and you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. :)

    • Ah, yes. The 10 minute shower. What a dream! Such a buzz kill when I turn the water off at the end and the sound of water is quickly replaced with screaming coming from somewhere in the house as all hell breaks loose under the husband’s watch. Sigh…

  15. Ohhhh yes. I kept a magazine stashed under the bath towels for the moments locked away behind the bathroom door. One article, that’s all I wanted, to help return a little bit of peace.

    • Hey Robin, that’s not a bad idea! Gonna stash away a few goodies myself. Maybe give myself a pedicure/manicure or snack on a few treats! Wonder what else I can hide in there!? Thanks for the comment :)

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