Well, I'm re-posting my top ten favorite Mom Things from the past fifty-two (whoa!) posts of Mom Things. Some of those oldies were pretty good, if I might say so myself. (Okay, that was nothing but a bold-faced brag. I promise not to do it again.)
Without further ado, I give you my personal Top 10 Favorite Mom Things (in no particular order at all):
#1. You've been out in public with a diapered child who just filled their britches with #2, only to realize you're out of wipes. BUT, you have a glove compartment full of Zaxby's napkins and half of a bottle of water. No wipes? No problem.
#2. In an effort to stay on top of things, you slipped a sympathy card in your purse so you could send it from work when you had a moment to breathe. Weeks pass, and you discover the card in your purse. That's when Mommy-brain kicks in and, to your own horror, you can't remember who died.
#3. You fear going to the pediatrician's office, especially for well-child check ups because you know the place is teeming with germs. If you're all healthy two or three days later, you thank your lucky stars you made it through unscathed, and vow to write a thank you note to Purell and immunity supporting Flintstone vitamins for making it all possible.
#4. You've answered the door to a solicitor on a Saturday morning sans make-up, with hair disheveled, mismatching pj's on, and a kid in Ninja Turtle costume at your side, only to be asked if the man or woman of the house was home. Yeah, lady. You're looking at her.
#5. You learned the hard way that giving your child sugar wafers in the grocery store is a bad way to keep them occupied. Unless, of course, it's your goal to have a hyperactive two year old that sprints and squeals up and down the aisles of Kroger. (Fortunately, you learned this when you only had one child to contend with.)
#6a. You pick your son up from school to find him wearing only his undershirt. His response after you ask him where his shirt is: "I lost it." You ponder, momentarily, how one can "lose" a shirt, but don't even bother asking.
#6b. You subsequently head to the school's Lost and Found and leave with four other items that he "lost" at school over the course of the year, including his lunchbox, two jackets, and his spirit day t-shirt.
#7. Because it was Easter, you attempted to get all of your kids to smile and look at the camera, and you got this in the process -
#8. You're proud of your little ones for learning to share....but if they'd been selfish with the Pink Eye, you'd have been okay with that.
#9. You liken white pants on toddlers to unicorns. They're pretty but you don't believe in them.
#10. When your six year old tells you he can run a mile faster than you, you tell him to put his running shoes on. About half a mile into it, he eats crow. And while you feel a little bit bad about saying, "Booyah!" to a little boy, you think you made an excellent point about the dangers of talking smack.
Extra Credit #11. At any point, your three year old has streaked completely naked across your front yard. And you're certain that your reaction to her running naked across the neighborhood (which involved flailing of limbs and shrieking of "ABBY!!! Come here RIGHT NOW!") drew way more attention than her tiny, lighting fast hiney did in the first place.
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