Thursday, May 30, 2013

15 Reasons I'm Awesome

Thanks to Mama Kat's prompt this week as inspired by LouLou's Views, I get to indulge in a little fantasy and try to remember how I'm different now that I'm a mother.  Here are 15 ways that being a mother makes me more awesome:

1.  I can listen to multiple requests at the same time and respond to them all.  Example: 
Andy: Honey where's the hammer?
Annika: Mayzie took my bunny.  Make her give it back.  
Mayzie: I want some juice. 
My response:  Let her play with the bunny.  Use your polite words.  The hammer got lost in the move honey. 

2. I lick my thumb to wipe my kids' faces even though I remember how gross it was when my mom did it. 

3. Projectile vomit doesn't even make me flinch. 

4. From the driver's seat of my car I can reach anything that has fallen to the floor in the backseat. 

5. I can put together a healthy lunch in less than 5 minutes.  Our old babysitter's favorite that I once told her to serve as running out the door: venison sausage, blueberries, and crackers with goat cheese.  

6. In less than 20 minutes, I can get myself and both my girls dressed and out the door.  I swear I should get a medal for this.  

7. I can hear a cough, sneeze, or whimper in my sleep and will wake to worry and comfort the child who emitted it asap.  

8. When Annika climbs things that make other mothers worry out loud to me, I consistently respond by saying, "Don't worry, we have good health insurance." 

9. My purse always contains gum, bubbles, a plastic shopping bag, crayons, a pad of paper, and extra underpants for all the girls in my family (including me). 

10. Singing theme songs to kids' shows is a daily occurrence.

11.  I hide chocolate in the kitchen and can eat it stealthily enough so as not to be found out.  

12. I've flown alone internationally with 2 children under 5 without incident.  

13. I know how to deal with kiddie jet-lag. 

14. I build outstanding forts in my living room. 

15. I keep my calm when my kids are losing their schmidt in the middle of any store.   



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18 comments:

  1. Keeping a purse full of things is important when having kids, that's for sure!

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    1. I know it. Andy makes fun of me for my big bag, but someone has to carry all the things.

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  2. I think you deserve a medal as well. Loved the post.

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    1. Thanks Amy. Maybe we should start a Mommy-Olympics.

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  3. That's a great picture of you. I'm totally impressed that you don't flinch at vomit. I've been vomited on many times, and I'm sort of OK with it, but my husband usually has to help with the clean up, it just baffles me!

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    1. I usually get help with the clean-up portion, but it just doesn't even bother me anymore at all.

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  4. Projectile vomit DOESN'T make you flinch!!?? Yep - your awesomeness just hit legendary! I still cry for my Mom when I puke...

    *clickin' in from MamaKat*

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    1. Thanx for the visit! I should have specified that my vomit makes me cry, but my kids' vomit is easy peasy.

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  5. I like that you carry extra underpants in your purse for everyone, including yourself, because, well, yeah....

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    1. sneezing and trampolines happen. That's all I'm saying.

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  6. I am envious of your ability to get everyone out the door in 20 minutes. That is a skill I do not possess. You sound pretty awesome to me!

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    1. Thanx. My awesomeness has been cultivated over many years, trust me.

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  7. You totally have me beat with the projectile vomit stamina!

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  8. Yes, you are awesome!
    I do #11 very well too.

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  9. Yes, you are awesome!
    I can do #11 pretty well too. :)

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  10. Awesomesauce! Goodnesssakeswoman! I cannot.handle.vomit.of.any.kind. So yeah, there's that. But #11, I've got that down, yo! I'm like stealth ninja on that one! ;) Jumpin' over from MamaKats... come see me some time!!

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  11. #2...I make my kids insane with this. #3...I'm a nurse and projectile vomit *still* makes me feel ill. You ARE awesome!

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  12. You are awesome...but venison sausage, blueberries, and crackers with goat cheese?? REALLY??

    ;)

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