There are lots of things I have started doing within the last two years that I never did before, in my pre-mommy life. Here are a few bits of evidence to show that I am, indeed, a Mom:
~ I pick my son's nose, with or without a kleenex.
~ I have been known to flip my child nearly upside down or hold his bottom up to my face, all in an effort to determine if he has a messy diaper. There's no method quite so accurate as the Smell Test to make sure.
~ There is usually a hot wheel of some kind in my purse.
~ There is usually bodily fluid of some kind on my shirt.
~ I don't flinch at all when the shower curtain flies open while I'm taking a shower. It's usually my two-year-old, just checking to make sure I'm close by.
~ I have been known to change the lyrics to any tune, to sing all about my children and their daily routines.
~ I stockpile napkins in the glovebox of my car.
~ I may have a panic attack if I have left the house without at least two diapers of each child's size somewhere on my person.
~ I can do deep-knee bends with a 30-lb two-year-old on my shoulders.
~ The songs that most frequently come to my mind are no longer from the Top 40... they are from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
~ I have discovered the all-purpose benefits of carrying wet wipes, even to Mom's Night Out.
~ I have my Pediatrician on speed dial.
~ I narrate everything I do, often with sign language.
I could go on... there are probably more chapters to come on this topic. Stay tuned.