Wednesday, May 5, 2010

13 Unexpected Things I've Learned from Motherhood

1. Most of the time a kiss really does make it better.

2. Sometimes the best answer is to laugh.

3. Hand-sanitizer gets Silly Putty out of carpet.

4. Never leave powder in your toddler's room during naptime, even if it is in the top dresser drawer much higher than he can reach.

5. The ability to determine if a child has a fever with just my cheek.

6. It is possible to hold the hands of two children with just one of my hands.

7. The knowledge of the entire layout of our local zoo, including the names of many of the animals, such as, "Okay, everybody say bye-bye to Jonathan the lion," or "Hi, Boomer the grizzly bear." or "Look, it's Miles the giraffe over there."

8. The ability to make up arbitrary rules on the fly like, "You only get a band-aid if it's actually bleeding." or "You can only sword fight other children who also have swords."

9. There is really no such thing as toddler-proofed!

10. It is possible to memorize entire children's books and recite them word for word.

11. Disposable swim diapers leak!

12. Never go anywhere without wet wipes.

13. That although it is hard and there are very few vacation or sick days, being a mom is the best job in the world!

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  1. So true. I laughed out loud at #8! And yes, hand sanitizer is good for removing "stuff" from places it doesn't belong. I've used it on glue residue and on ink; I think the alcohol content is what does the trick.

    Thanks for sharing your list, and happy TT!

  2. Oh so true! Every one of them! I have some pictures that can support #4 and coming from a long list of resume credits prior to marriage and children, I can fully attest to #13. May you and yours have a super blessed Mother's Day!

  3. I've done the powder mistake... if only trying to get if off of every surface was as much fun as squeezing the bottle and watching it "poof" ☺

  4. Of course they leak :)that's why they say don't drink the water.

    Have a great Thursday!

  5. Hope you have a great Mother's Day!

  6. Ahh, the memories. #8 also made me LOL. Mine is a middle-schooler and I still find myself making up arbitrary rules . . .

  7. HAHA Great and oh so true list. Didn't know the one about the hand sanitizer ~ good one to know...Have a WONDERFUL Mother's Day. HUGS

  8. And sometimes a laugh is a dangerous response. It can lead to "Oh no! Not again!"

  9. It IS the best job in the world - just wish it didn't go by so fast!

  10. Love your list--so true! And what Jerralea said just before me!

  11. Wonderful sentiments! Have a great Mother's Day!

  12. The hand sanitizer info is priceless - thanks.
    And yes there is no such thing as toddler proof.
    I played TT too.

  13. That was very cute! Praise God for Moms!
    Happy TT day.

  14. Oh, how I can relate to so many of those! :)

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  15. It's so true and I agree. Happy Mother's day!

  16. Those are great! Motherhood definitely has its share of joys! :D Happy Mother's Day!


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