31 Things Only Moms with Young Kids Can Understand

I inadvertently sliced my finger with the knife as I tried to wash the few remaining dishes that were left from the previous night’s dinner. As I frantically searched around the house for a bandage, I realized that the only one available had Cookie Monster’s face splashed around the front. I quickly wrapped my finger and called her so I could wash the vomit from her coily locks before the doctor’s appointment. No two days are ever the same around here. But I love these little people with every ounce of my being.

Does this story sound familiar? Especially if you are a mom of young children, this may not be your story but, I’m pretty sure you have one like it. Find solace in knowing that you are not alone and other mom’s with young kids get it. They get you. Here are 30 things only a mom with young kids can understand.

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  1. Going to the grocery store without the kids feels like a night out
  2. You have to skip about four kids cd’s in the CD changer before you can get to any adult music
  3. The backseat of your car looks more like a mini toy store
  4. You wait until the kids go to sleep to break out the “good” snacks
  5. Well hello #Lindt #chocolate.

    A photo posted by Lisa -blogger/media influencer (@thedomesticlifestylist) on May 14, 2015 at 7:12pm PDT

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  6. You’re not sure the last time you ate any meal while it was still hot
  7. Old childhood activities feel brand new again
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  9. You save telephone conversations for solo car commutes
  10. You don’t find referring to yourself in the third person as completely narcissistic. “Mommy will read you a story when she’s done”.
  11. It seems perfectly normal to sniff someone else’s backside
  12. You do silly things and taste nasty stuff just to prove that’s it really is “OK”
  13. Kids activities and birthday parties have taken over your weekends
  14. The idea that your kids have been to the doctor’s office 8 times for the year and you haven’t had a check up in 3 years seems normal to you
  15. You sign up for otherwise boring conferences just so can have an excuse to have a hotel room by yourself
  16. It’s lunch time before you realize that you didn’t have any breakfast
  17. The idea of finding a reliable baby sitter is easily compared to winning the lottery
  18. You’ve stopped watching the news because you don’t want the kids to see the crazy world we live in
  19. You write down movie titles when they first come out so you can rent them on Netflix or Redbox later
  20. Cheering, clapping and high-fiving is a part of your everyday life
  21. You would stand in the rain just so your little one can meet their favorite furry character
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  23. New friend compatibility weighs heavily on the gender and age of the other mom’s children
  24. You have perfectly toned arms considering you’ve been to the gym less times this year than you care to admit
  25. You get more work done during the two hours during nap time than you get done all day
  26. You are perfectly comfortable riding the Merry-go-round
  27. I had such a blast at @LegolandCalifornia last week. This picture proves that the Merry-Go-Round is not just for kids but, kids at heart. #tbt

    A photo posted by Lisa -blogger/media influencer (@thedomesticlifestylist) on Jul 2, 2015 at 7:18am PDT

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  28. You get a membership to the neighborhood gym because the idea of free child care is just too good to pass up
  29. The idea of an impromptu dance party seems perfectly normal
  30. Realizing that your kid has a sense of style actually makes you giddy
  31. A certain five year old dressed herself today. Fashionista in the making…I don't know. But she's feeling mighty proud. #kids #fashion

    A photo posted by Lisa -blogger/media influencer (@thedomesticlifestylist) on Dec 4, 2015 at 12:44pm PST

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  32. Cleaning someone else’s butt doesn’t gross you out
  33. You cut yourself while doing the dishes and the only bandage you can find has a blue furry monster on it
  34. You know that you're a parent of young children when, you cut yourself while doing the dishes and the only bandage you can find has a big furry blue monster on it.

    Posted by The Domestic Life Stylist on Friday, December 4, 2015

  35. Whether a hotel has a kids club and a nanny service is more important than if they have a spa
  36. You plan your potty breaks and shower times so that you can go to the bathroom alone
  37. Whether it’s a weekday, weekend or holiday, the time you wake up is absolutely the same

    Are you a mom or parent with young kids? Add to this list. What is something you think that only parents with young kids can understand? I look forward to reading.

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