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I lived more than two decades of my life without children. There are tons of pictures of me going places and doing things – with no sight of kids around. But thanks to Momnesia, that life seems like it belongs to someone else.
Momnesia is not a bad thing. It is sort of like amnesia – it makes you forget that once upon a time, you only had one person to take care of – and that person was yourself.
Motherhood changes everything. And even though every mother is different, we go through a lot of the same experiences – good and bad – that give us common ground. I love it when Moms can take a typical “Mom” situation and find the humor in it. One of my favorite memes is the “You Know You’re a Mom When.”
I listed a few of my favorite You Know You’re a Mom Whens below. These are ones I have been able to relate to at some point in my years as a mom. Can you relate to any of them? How would you finish the sentence, “You know you’re a mom when?” Share yours with us in the comments below.
- You can’t remember the last time you went to the bathroom without an audience.
- You attempt to shut and lock the bathroom door for a few minutes of privacy, which results in this:
- You realize you just watched an entire episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse by yourself.
- Going to the grocery store without kids feels like a vacation.
- You haven’t slept through the night in years.
- Waking up at 7AM is considered “Sleeping in.”
- At the end of the day, you discover that you have been walking around with dried baby spit-up on your shoulder.
- You fantasize about going to bed.
- You don’t own a real purse anymore – just diaper bags.
- You have ever fed a baby while sitting on the toilet.
The video “The Mother ‘Hood” made me laugh (and cry). It’s got a lot of the Mom stereotypes we see every day. And everyone is judging everyone else. Until…something happens that reminds us no matter how different our parenting beliefs, we all have one thing very important in common. I don’t want to spoil it for you – take a look: