When did you first feel like a mom? Most think it’s the moment they place your baby in your arms, but since becoming a mom I’ve realized that wasn’t it. It hasn’t been just one moment for me. There have been many moments throughout my parenting where I do a double take and realize, yup – I’m a mom.
When you finally understanding the meaning of mom jeans because let’s be real - you’re not just tucking in your shirt anymore.
When date night consists of watching a movie at home together and if he’s really lucky you’ll also…fold some laundry.
When joining a bowling league actually seems like a really fun thing to do.
When scooping up your baby’s dookie in the bathtub with your bare hand to flush it down the toilet feels like you’ve just saved the world.
Stopping at a red light in front of a high school thinking there is no way those teenagers are looking at me the same way I looked at moms at their age. I still got it. I mean I’m sitting here singing along to Nirvana! I’m still cool!
Then the light turns green…
…and reality hits as you drive away in your mini van with 3 car seats in the back...
... they probably don’t even know who Kurt Cobain is.
When your guilty pleasures are any show on the CW and you are only mildly ashamed at how much you enjoy the hot costars that were all born in the 80’s or 90’s.
The moment you hire your first babysitter for a night out then instantly regret it, because really who wants to go out?
When living on the wild side is going grocery shopping without a list.
When you drive around confused and alone wondering where you will wander around kidless after your favourite store closes down. #RIPTarget
When hiding in the corner to shove a cookie in your mouth or locking yourself in the bathroom to suck back a juice box is the norm.
When an everyday occurrence becomes walking upstairs and forgetting why, opening the fridge and forgetting why, standing up and forgetting why…
When Mondays become your favourite day of the week because everyone leaves the house and goes back to school. #TGIM
When you do fold laundry with him on date night and you wouldn’t want it any other way.
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