I haven't done one of these in a while, and as I sit here and it's nearly midnight, I think it's long overdue.
You know you're a mom when ...
... You can practically recite the words to entire episodes of Good Luck, Charlie.
... You can't fall asleep at night because the theme song to Shake It Up is rattling around your brain. Sh-sh-sh shake it up!
... You find yourself making Ovaltine "chocolate milk" at request several times a day.
... You've been summoned to play hide and seek for the fourth time in the past hour.
... The little person you are seeking has no problem using the same hiding place multiple times. In a ROW.
... She also TELLS you where she is hiding, so you have to pretend you don't know just so the game runs a bit longer and you get to go pee in peace! Seriously - don't tell me you haven't done it, too!
... You've watched the Phineas & Ferb movie about 15x in the past two weeks.
... And the crazy show Wipeout at least a dozen. In the last week. As in ONE week. Help me!
... You find yourself stepping on things that stick to your feet - like stickers, little bits of construction paper and f*cking Legos!
... Your couch has turned into a toy box.
... You find yourself asking if she wants to eat breakfast at the big table, or the little table. Which also means in front of the TV.
... Baking things can be fun and somewhat cathartic, except when little hands and bodies get in your way or under your feet. And then you lose it. Your mind. Your patience. And your sanity. Assuming you had any of that left to begin with.
... You wouldn't change having this little person in your life for anything in the world. Except maybe a little more sleep!