Friday, July 30, 2010

You know you're a mom when . . .

So, it's been a while, huh? I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. It's just been so busy. So wonderfully busy. Over the 4th we traveled to celebrate with good  friends and had a wonderful time relaxing in North Carolina over local food and even a local beer. Our stays with these friends never seem to last long enough.
There a changes coming in the Callahan household. We are looking forward to officially starting home-kindergarten with Charlie this fall. We have weaned Judah (yay!), which is going very well for everyone. For the first time in 5 1/2 years, I am solo. That is to say, I'm not directly sustaining any life other than my own.
I've also been sewing a LOT. I worked on my first nursery bedding set a few weeks back and was very pleased. I'd like to post some pictures of it, as soon as I receive them from my customer. I'm also working on stocking up the stores that carry my baby things. After I bulk up my inventory with the retailers and also my Etsy store, I will be working on creating a website of my own, which I'm really excited about. It will take a lot of effort, but it's something I've wanted to do for a while, and it just feels like the right time to do it. I will be keeping you posted on that!
Today I'd like to share with you a list of ways you know you're a mom that I worked on with my twin sister, Cindy (which also reminds me that I need to be working on a post about sharing my twinship with her). So, please, read ahead. And share your additions with me. This list is not so much for those of you who handle motherhood much more gracefully than the rest of us. I'm interested in hearing from the moms (and dads!) that relate. :)

You know you're a mom when . . .
1. You don't remember the last time you drank a cup of coffee without reheating it.
2. Cleaning out your purse involves a multi-purpose cleaner and a shop-vac.
3. You can somehow find the emotional wherewithal to comfort an upset little one even while you're on the toilet.
4. You ALWAYS multi-task. Doing only two things at once seems like a waste of time. See number 3.
5. Before leaving the house, you examine your clothing for bodily fluids and determine how many stains are acceptable.
6. You haven't seen a mirror for three days.
7. You say things like, "Hand the poopy to Mommy," and it seems perfectly natural and sensible (in fact, so natural that I questioned whether to list this one).
8. You wash your hands at least a hundred and fifty times a day.
9. You don't remember the last time you finished your own snack without sharing it.
10. On more than one occasion you have eaten food that has gone into and come out of another person's mouth.
11. You're no longer embarrassed to make a total fool of yourself in public just to make someone laugh.
12. Every time you go out someone says to you, "You sure have YOUR hands full!"
13. You look forward to your semi-annual dental cleaning because it's the only chance in six months you will have had to sit down for an hour.
14. You cannot accomplish ANYTHING without being interrupted. This includes taking a shower, having sex, talking on the phone, and writing a blog p--. Okay where was I? and writing a blog post.
15. You can't explain why, but you wouldn't change your life for anything.


  1. Ok, I just have to say that there's NOTHING that makes me look forward to a dental cleaning...but that's just me. :) I would add that you can't remember the last time you sat through an entire meal without jumping up to fetch something.

  2. The re-heated coffee thing is SO true!