Monday, February 18, 2013

You Might Be a Parent If....

Growing up in North Carolina (and now residing in South Carolina), I've heard my fair share of Jeff Foxworthy jokes over the years. Some of them are a little off the wall, but most of them make you giggle because there's a thread of truth to them. Maybe you don't want to admit that you/your family says or does that, but you sure know of someone who says or does!

Over the last few weeks, I keep having moments where I chuckle to myself and think "you might be a parent if...". They strike and random times and are things that would probably only be funny to someone who's lived it. might be a parent if:
  • You've found a paci/baby sock/toy in your bed.
  • You have snot or spit on you and it's not yours.
  • You've caught spit up in your hand.
  • Your child has been asleep for 15 minutes before you realize you're still watching the Disney Chanel.
  • It's 8:30pm and you're exhausted.
  • You're on a first name basis with the nurse that answers the pediatrician's after hours line.
  • You discuss the best baby food and diaper contents with total strangers in the baby isle at the grocery store.
While the list could go on and on about the funny moments we find ourselves in as parents, there is an equally long (if not longer) list of the amazing, touching moments. Like, you might be a parent if the smallest smile can brighten your day. Or, you'd give up hours of sleep just to hold and rock your little one while she breathes ever so lightly on your neck.

Parenthood is a wonderful and hilarious journey! What's your "you might be a parent if..." moment?