Sunday, September 09, 2007

You know you're a Mom when...

So tonight we went to a concert at church and afterwards they had an ice cream social. Besides the fact that I had to stand and bounce for half the concert...
I picked up my bowl of ice cream with the same hand that was holding Cory hoping to have the other hand free to get toppings and cookies, etc. Of course he wants anything he can reach and promptly stuck his hand in my ice cream! Without even thinking about it I picked up his hand and stuck it in my mouth and sucked all the ice cream off before he could eat it or get it all over me or him. Afterwards I realized what I had done... :)

Which segues nicely into something I was thinking about the other night:

The Human Kleenex

I used to think it was totally gross whenever a baby drooled on me or spit up on me or oozed anything on me. After I had my own Adorababy I suddenly didn’t even seem to notice. Even when nasty puddles of poo leaked out of his diaper. However the last few days he has had a cold and I don’t know if it’s related to that or teething, but he’s also drooling buckets. I’m not kidding. And if that weren’t bad enough he seems to store it and pour it all out of his mouth at once. I’m okay with little bits of drool, no problem. However it’s when I’m holding him and not paying 100% attention that randomly I feel a wet stream down my arm and onto my leg (or toes if I’m standing up). It’s rather disconcerting! Add to that the snotty nose that he so lovingly wipes across my t-shirt and I’m feeling rather disgusting. Thank goodness my stock of t-shirts from high school isn’t quite diminished as that’s what I’m wearing until the nose clears up...

And then I went shopping at Walmart on Friday and you know you've been in there too long when you come out and seriously can't remember where you parked! Somebody also tell me... is it pathetic when a trip there for an hour or two makes you feel like you got out of the house?

Then finally an excerpt from an email to a friend this week:

We are home now and Brian started school this week at his new job at the public high school and so far he loves it! Yay! And because of that new job we can afford for me to stay home with Cory! Double yay! (except when I then go to Walmart and spend $100, yikes!) And I think we might actually eat healthier because I will have more time to think of meals and actually cook them rather than make something out of a box. Although my weakness is Rice-a-roni... can I say that I ate an entire box by myself when Brian was out for his guys game night? Way too much salt for one day, but it was soooo good!

So far these are my mom-isms... I'm sure I'll have more in the future!


  1. Hey, I found your blog from Dawn's...

    Wait til you notice your toddler is running around with snot dripping into their mouth and you have no Kleenex, no baby wipes,, no nothing. Your options are your shirt or your fingers.

    I always choose my fingers and then discretely wipe it in my pocket. I know its a bad day when I go to put something in my pocket and I can't because it's glued shut! I know...that's gross. But when you become a mom you just get disgusting.

    Anyway, great post!

    P.S. I can eat a whole box of Rice-A-Roni too!

  2. Hey, Krista-

    Dawn is the famous Pokemon Mom who writes Because I Said So. :)

  3. Anonymous11:56 AM

    I can totally relate! I stay far away from other kids with snot, drool, or misc. ooze coming from them. Taylor has, at one point or another, managed to do every bodily function on me (except bleed) and I hardly bat an eye.


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