Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are A Mom

FRIDAY 5 | | January 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm




As part of the Mommy Niri’s
Friday 5 series, Mommy Niri sheds light on how to spot a mommy in a crowd.

1. You automatically (and obviously blindly) flip through the kiddie channels even though all children are sound asleep in bed. This also holds true for continuing to listen to kiddie tunes in the car even when children are not present.

2. You use words like “potty” in your everyday speak. In fact most of your elegant speech gets revamped so that you can converse with your toddler. The fact that you do continue to use these words with adult company is somewhat embarrassing only to non-parents.

3. You have a bag (over)packed with emergency items like candy and kiddie activities to stop a tantrum. Who knows how to carry some surprise to make that necessary evil called the “grocery shopping” at least bearable? Or to bring that screaming display in a crowded mall to a standstill? Come on, fess up, what’s in your bag?

4. You can simultaneously hold a conversation (phone or in-person) while being knee deep in activity with your kid. Yes, your kid starts scaling the cupboards the moment that phone rings, or now wants to play with you (even though they were totally engaged in an activity not 5 minutes ago), but you manage to to handle it all seamlessly, without the person you are speaking to even realizing it.

5. You can belt out any kiddie tune (at the top of your lungs) in a crowd and not care that you don’t have the tone or rhythm to carry it through. Ok, raise your hands all you who has sung in a crowded airport to get your kid from crying, knowing full well that the onlookers would well pay you to stop (and may prefer the child crying to your singing).

There are several more signs, care to share some of your own?

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4 Comments

  1. 1
    Mindi says:

    Yes it’s all so true! Especially number one. It amazed me how many times I would be in the car by myself and as I reached my destination I realized that I had been listening to the kids’ music all the way there.

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    Sara at Soap Rehab says:

    Oh yes, I remember the bag! I used to keep hot wheels cars in mine. Now he has his own stash to keep himself occupied…iPod lately.

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    Mom Tips says:

    Totally true! I don’t only know the songs, I even know the characters of the cartoon shows they watch. And I even have favorite cartoon shows like Foster Home and Billy and Mandy. Oh my!

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    Rajesh says:

    I remember this one from my old colleague “when you go to a fast food restaurant and grab a lot’s of paper napkins instead of just few”.

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