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From: MaryW
Date: 05-01-2003, 06:18 AM (1 of 5)

1. You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.
2. You want to take out a contract on the kid who broke your child's favorite toy
and made him/her cry.
3. You have time to shave only one leg at a time.
4. You hide in the bathroom to be alone.
5. Your child throws up and you catch it.
6. Someone else's kid throws up at a party and you keep eating.
7. You consider finger paint to be a controlled substance.
8. You mastered the art of placing food on a plate without anything touching.
9. Your child insists that you read "Once Upon a Potty" out loud in the lobby of the
doctor's office, and you do it.
10. You hire a sitter because you haven't been out with your husband in ages,
then spend half the night talking about and checking on the kids.
11. You hope ketchup is a vegetable because it's the only one your child eats.
12. You can't bear the thought of your son's first girlfriend.
13. You hate the thought of his wife even more.
14. You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into unusual shapes.
15. You fast-forward through the scene when the hunter shoots Bambi's mother.
16. You obsess when your child clings to you upon parting during his first month at school,
then obsess when he skips in without looking back the second month.
17. You can't bear to give away baby clothes -- it's so final.
18. You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth when you say, "Not in your good clothes."
19. You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.
20. You read that the average 5-year-old asks 437 questions a day and feel proud that your kid is "above average."
21. You say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job," but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: MissMinx
Date: 05-01-2003, 07:22 AM (2 of 5)
Absolutely wonderful and so very true!!! Love it.
User: MissMinx
Member since: 02-14-2003
Total posts: 140
From: rose074
Date: 05-03-2003, 08:19 PM (3 of 5)
1. You tell your spouse "No, No, Don't touch"

2. You say "potty" instead of "bathroom"
Danelle in Tri-Cities Washington
User: rose074
Member since: 12-23-2000
Total posts: 73
From: Aimee S
Date: 05-03-2003, 09:36 PM (4 of 5)
When you order lemon with your Wa Wa

when you can take 4 kids anywhere and know where they are at all times and still hold a conversation.

with out missing a beat you can catch a spilling drink with out a drop falling.

when you can understand a two year olds mumble and all the adults turn to you for a translation.
The more you disaprove, the more fun I am having!
User: Aimee S
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 488
From: Magot
Date: 05-24-2003, 06:06 PM (5 of 5)
I had the thing with the 2 year old! but with my Grandad - my hubby couldn't understand a word of his thick west-country dialect so I used to translate sotto voce - fortunately he was quite deaf. A lovely man, he could have been a 15th century peasant and not been out of place.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
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