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You Know you are a parent when..........

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You Know you are a parent when..........

April Cannon

As I was chasing my kids around the house because I have some serious climbers (both out of the crib at 21 months), I thought an amusing blog about some of the sweet and funnier parts of parenting would be fun to write. I hope everyone enjoys and feel free to comment some of your own "You know you are a parent when.....".

1.  You know you smell "poop" somewhere....

2. You say things like "Quit picking your nose" while on the phone or in public.....

3. You now celebrate things like using the "potty"...... and you are truly excited about it.....

4. Going to the bathroom yourself is now a family event.......

5. Silence is no longer comforting.....it makes you worry and immediately get up.....

6. You are at that stage where throwing away perfectly good underwear is acceptable simply because they are too gross and you do not want to hand clean them AGAIN.......

7. The best feeling in the world in when your child "tucks" into you....( sweet moments...ahh)

8. You now look at everything in a new light before you buy it....ie.....how durable is it...

9. You seem to acquire ADD all of a sudden ......you can not seem to pay attention to anything for more that 30 seconds.....if you do....something has been destroyed in the house or climbed on....Hold on while I go check on my own kids........

10. You find yourself saying something 10x in one minute and wondering if you have suddenly gone mute because no one seems to hear you.......

11. You now know why your parents told you when you were a kid that you were making them lose their mind......

12. You say things like:  No biting your brother/sister, no licking the dog, no eating the dog food......over and over again.

13. You think nothing of the embarrassing running commentary being made by your child while you are in a public bathroom.....or any place public......

14. You find yourself hunting your home not only for your keys but the elusive favorite toy that inevitably gets lost at bed time.......

15.  You love the feel of a little hand in yours.......

16. You discover your daughter thought it would be fun to use her own body fluids to fill the "play" sink in her kitchen at nap time..... and continue to "wash" said pots and pans in play kitchen. 

17. You are wary of drinking any drink you have left out where your child could reach it.....you never know what you will find floating in it........

18. When you have your children in the car all other drivers become downright dangerous... (especially that first ride home)......

19. You find that you have walked around all day with something mysterious on your clothes....and no one said anything....they knew you had kids....

20. You become way more flexible that you ever thought you were as you find yourself needing to reach your child in whatever place they have squeezed into......

21. You suddenly understand why your parents thought leftovers were so great ( no cooking - yay!)

22. You can no longer have a stack of folded laundry stay folded....sneaky little gremlins spread it everywhere, then disappear.

23. Nothing ever stays where you put it again.....especially your children.

24. One child = an occasionally clean house, two children = a clean/straight house RIGHT before company comes over - literally you time it this way, so it at least looks clean when they walk in the door, 3 + children= abundant blessings and you will never see the house clean or even straight again! LOL!

Blessings and I hope everyone enjoyed!!