2. Pee and poop are daily topics of conversation in my house.
3. These days, when a song gets stuck in my head, it’s usually from The Wiggles or Bob the Builder.
4. I use baby wipes to clean everything, mainly because I have a pack of them from Sam’s Club in every room of my house from chasing toddlers around to change diapers.
5. I’ve got amazing strength in my arms, from frequently carrying two kids up the stairs at the same time.
6. I’ve got amazing strength in my legs from just chasing kids up and down the stairs so many times a day.
7. I never buy any article of clothing (except for jeans) that is over $20 because it’ll have spaghetti sauce or spit up on it by the end of the day.
8. I actually enjoy driving a minivan…it’s just so much easier to cram diaper bags and strollers for three kids into it than the CRV I used to have.
9. Some how the five second rule for food has become a five minute rule.
10. I have deep discussions with my oldest son about things he asks, like whether or not God is sitting on the piece of cheese on the table.
11. I’ve gotten used to my car frequently reeking because of someone dropping their sippy cup and me not being able to find it.
12. I’ve learned that one doesn’t really need much space to sleep. It is actually possible to fit two adults and three little guys in a queen sized bed.
13. I’ve become an extreme multi-tasker. If I hadn’t, with three little boys, nothing around the house would ever get done.
14. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my life and house will never be calm and quiet again, at least not until I’m an empty nester.
15. Sometimes I think that going back to work would be a vacation.
16. I’m forced to lean on God SO much more! Kids don’t come with instruction manuals and for some reason God didn’t find it necessary to have us fill out a resume to determine if we’d at least cared for a gerbil sometime in our pre-parenting life. Without him being so willing to guide and teach, I’d be dazed and confused for sure!
17. Finally, by being a mom I’ve learned how much I love it. During my college years and shortly thereafter, I didn’t have a burning desire to have kids, but now I know that I was being stupid and being a mom is the greatest thing ever.
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