You Know You’re A Mom When-sDaze

You know you’re a mom when…

*You leave the babies alone for literally 5 seconds, and you come back to a naked one

*You mop the floor when the kids go down for a nap, even though you’d rather be doing something else, simply because it’s the only time you can get anything done without stopping and restarting 500 times
*The kids all wake up the second you are done, so you get NO “me” time
*Ten minutes later, the floor already has spots of milk, drool, and juice on it

*While the kids are outside playing, you decide to clean the sliding glass door that leads from the house to the backyard
*Because you are a good mom, you use good old vinegar and water and avoid harsh chemicals
*Ten minutes later, the kids are back in the house and can “smell” the sliding glass door, and decide to taste it
*Your just cleaned sliding glass door is covered in hand prints and drool

*Your toddler asks for juice, and so you have a baby on one hip and pour with the free arm, spilling on the counter in the process. Never fear! You are wearing a peasant skirt that easily doubles as a towel to clean up the mess

*You then decide to pick up the living room up and go to put the toys away. By the time you return, it looks like a bomb was detonated in there in the 30 seconds your back was turned

*After a day like I had on Saturday, you still wouldn’t give up being a mom for anything in the world

I also participated in Wordless/Wordful Wednesdays in honor of our upcoming trip to Lake Havasu…check it out here!

And so it goes…


  1. I could hardly get past that cute little baby tooshie!! So hilarious.

    And...I love how industrious you are...using your peasant skirt as a towel. Sounds good to me!!
  2. Don't forget the pee on the floor! I've become a master at cleaning that up:) This gem of a post is exactly what I needed to read to feel human again! Then I clicked over to your "I don't feel like being a mom" post and I could have cried. I've exclaimed that same sentiment about a thousand times this week (and it's only tuesday pm!). Thank you for your sweet comment on my vulnerable post today too, it really means the world to me to have such an awesome support like you!
  3. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    I love hearing about your day! Sounds like mine minus the two extra babies! ;-)
  4. Allyson & Jere says:
    Seriously so true on all accounts. Well, except I've never had the diaper strippers around here. Pretty good about keeping those on. But why do I even bother picking up the living room the 400 times a day that I do? Sometimes I wonder. right now, I really should be sweeping and mopping the floor and cleaning, 'cause we have company tomorrow. But, then I say...WHY? They'll just cover the floor in goo tomorrow.

    Ahhhhh Motherhood, aint it grand.
  5. Cecily R says:
    Oh how true this ALL is!!!

    I've been known to use my shirt to mop up the occasional spill or snot stream, but the peasant skirt is BRILLIANT! :)
  6. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Aww...little butt-cheeks cracked me up!!
  7. Writing Womb says:
    Oh my goodness! being a mommy sure sounds tiring!! Good for you for being able to keep up with it all! where do you get all that energy from? i can hardly keep up with the small amounts of stuff I have to do for myself like get dressed, go pee, have a shower and occassionally wash some dishes!
    This post made me laugh hard especially when the licking of the vinegar windows...that's just awesome!
  8. Writing Womb says:
    oh yeah, and by the way, I am LOVING the Bill Cosby quote! never heard that one before but it sure is true, 'the key to failure is trying to please everyone' thanks, i needed to see that today! ;o)
  9. The Empress says:
    Oh, that delicious baby dimpled rump.

    I used to leave that....adorable!
  10. Ms. Understood says:
    LOL @ nekkid baby. Sounds like its a constant battle against dirt and dirt wins.
  11. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    I've often ended up resorting to using my clothes as a towel to clean up. They're already covered in baby sick and milk so why not?! But you're right, it doesn't matter how bad it gets, we wouldn't change it for the world!

    Oh and love the photo! Gorgeous baby bum :)
  12. ahh yes. we have a diaper bandit in our house as well!
  13. Funky Mama Bird says:
    This made me laugh. I've given up trying to get anything "clean" and I just settle for "Does not look like a bomb hit."
  14. Belle's Butterfly says:
    That picture is to cute. I am always using my clothes to clean up drool and spills. Although the burp cloth is never to far from us. My house is always a mess of toys. I put them away and my husband pulls them out for her. I can only imagine what it will be like when she can pull them out too.
  15. Sharlene T. says:
    Great blog and I'm going to follow you, fellow Lady Blogger. Many, many, years since I had the joy of raising babies but the memories never go! You just say goodbye to yourself for a few years -- we didn't have blogging, back then, and there was no time for handwriting journals -- but, it is every bit worth it...come visit when you can...

    Twitter: SolarChief
  16. the mombshell says:
    I know!!!! We had a coffeetastrophe this morning and now everything smells like vinegar and coffee! -sigh- I miss Pine Sol.
  17. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    I could feel the frustration! There is nothing worse than giving all the nap-time to a chore that has to be done. I would much rather sit down with a book.

    You're right though - wouldn't trade it.
  18. You are too funny. And every now and again I am reminded that you have twins and wonder how you do it all. Seriously.
  19. Nothin better than a neked bebe.
  20. Courtney says:
    Yeah, Presley is de-diapering herself. I never had this issue with Keegan. I'm so frustrated.
  21. Okay at least I am not the only mom who uses their clothes as something to clean up a spill!
  22. Cleaning doesn't make sense anymore, does it?! I want to stop all cleaning activities now and just move when my son is 18. LOL!
  23. blueviolet says:
    The problem with cleaning up those windows is that they look appealing to play with again!

    Look at those sweet baby cheeks. ;)
  24. Love the baby bum!

    Cleaning my house is like bailing water with a leaky bucket.
  25. We live in a Zoo! says:
    And you know you are a Mom when it's better to have the spill on your skirt that it is to have it on the counter. Lol! ;D
  26. Kimberly says:
    So, so, so true. :0)
  27. JDaniel4's Mom says:
    I just washed the floor this morning. It should be okay until lunch time. Thanks for stopping by.
  28. NanaDiana says:
    The one I always loved was the "finger-painting baby". Usually done IN the crib-do you have budding artists in your house yet? If not, never fear, every family of more than three-usually has ONE of those! LOL-I love coming here for a "fix" and re-living young motherhood! SOOOO glad I am Nana-aged now!
  29. Ah, yes, the naked baby. That is always a thrill. Then you have to go on the hunt to see if they left you anything on the floor. I had to laugh at the baby standing at the gate. Mine aren't standing yet, but we just got a gate yesterday and I am THRILLED!!!
    It is amazing what we go through and still love being a mother. I hope today is an easy one for you!
  30. I don't miss "rationing" the nap time hour!
  31. So true! LOve that naked butt. I had to resort to duct tape with my last two boys. :)
  32. Karen Mortensen says:
    Love it all and bless you. I admire all of the people who do this everyday. Thank you.
  33. Arizona Mamma says:
    You are the best at this stuff! Seriously. Since you love it so much, if I ever want to pass it off...maybe you'd pick it up?
  34. The Crazy Suburban Mom says:
    That's too too hysterically funny! Thanks for the giggles

  35. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    We've been out of naps here for a long time. But I just sat and vegged out. When I raced around and tried to be productive I was exhausted by the time they woke up.
  36. Totally laughing my butt off right now!! I LOVE that picture!!! I'm totally going to have to join in this Wednesday thing next week!! Thanks for the laugh! And I laugh because it's so true! I think my #3 boy is going to be like that..he's already trying to take his diaper off!
  37. Sounds just like my house, expect I only have one tot! I honestly, don't know how you do it. Hang in there, girlfriend.

    There's nothing cuter than a baby's behind. :)
  38. The peasant skirt one made me laugh! Gotta love naked bandits!!
  39. Christine says:
    So true lady! So true!

    Stopping by to say hi! Hope everything is going well. :)
  40. Oh, so true! Or when you finish cleaning the kitchen only to discover your toddler has taken every single book out of the shelves in the living room while you were working...good times, good times!
  41. I'm a new follower through Adventures With Three Girls! Hope to see you around my blog sometime...
  42. Aging Mommy says:
    Oh my! I will stick to using chemicals on my windows then if it means no one will then lick them! Although right now I am finding the suntan lotion handprints extremely difficult to get off with anything!
  43. I couldn't agree more, no matter how crazy days get, I wouldn't give up being mom for anything in the world either!
  44. roxanesdays says:
    Mommyhood is a wonderful thing. Exhausting and constant insanity, but wonderful nonetheless.

    Being a mom = using the closest and most handy absorbent-anything to clean up a spill. My take on this subject is that handy is better than appropriate. It can always be pre-treated later.
  45. Too funny! The floor thing is so true. I don't bother half the time anymore (ok, yes I do, but I think about not bothering.) I have an award for you on my blog, also. :)
  46. Cuz I'm the mama! says:
    I love a baby's bootie!! So cute. And, I can relate to everything else too. Thanks for the smiles.
  47. Classic! This is sooo true!
  48. Alex@LateEnough says:
    I totally had the mop thing happen except I decided to make dinner during nap. and the SECOND i finished? N woke up. {big sigh}
  49. Muthering Heights says:
    LOL, so true!
  50. The Flying Chalupa says:
    Oh, the peasant skirt! Those things are so damn handy.

    How 'bout you know you're a mom when your son pees a little on your comforter and you just can't even deal with removing the comforter cover and so there it remains.
  51. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    I'm so with you on the mopping while kids are asleep. I hate using my me time to do stuff like that, but if I don't I just can't get it done cuz my kids always want to "help" me which involves them rolling in my dirt piles, bathing in mopwater, and making snow angels on my freshly mopped floors. LOVED this post and esp. your babe's adorble booty. Too cute!
  52. The Mommy says:
    OK, I have to say this, but only after I stop laughing!
    That was hilarious!
    I have twin toddlers and I can totally hear what you are saying. I'm following you for sure. Hope you follow me back because I would love to be your bloggy friend:)
  53. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    Skirts used for clean-up? Now that's an idea that's going to sweep the nation.