What it means to be a mom of a two year old boy.....
- If you're going out for a "night out" you have to wait until the last minute to put on your favorite crisp white shirt.
- You learn how to get every stain in the book out of little miniature t-shirts.
- When walking through stores you will have to make an entire loop just to avoid walking past the toy cars and trucks.
- Everytime you see a riding lawn mower you will HAVE to sit on it.
- You must lock the door when you go to the restroom.
- You must remind guests to lock the door when using above mentioned restroom.
- When showering, you must either lock the bathroom door, or be prepared for the blast of cold air that will come through when the shower curtain gets jerked open unexpectedly.
- You learn to read faces.
- You have cat-like reflexes.
- You do things you never imagined yourself doing. (i.e. cheering someone on to go "potty", singing and clapping really loudly to avoid an unscheduled nap, and wiping someone else's nose with your own bare fingers.)
- You get excited about really weird stuff.
- You really hesitate before putting something on the floor, or anywhere within reaching distance of a miniature person.
- You can function on little sleep.
- You will do anything to preserve that 1.5-2.5 hours of naptime, including shooting dirty looks through your window to your neighbor who likes to weed-wack his lawn in the dead heat of 1:30ish - every other day.
- You learn that you actually like spaghettios.
- You actually forget that you've been sitting on a gift certificate for a free pedicure for nearly 6 months, when two years ago you would have used it the day after you receive it.
- You buy every truck and car book you can find from Scholastic, and then complain about having so many books about cars and trucks.
- You daydream about what your little guy is doing at home without you.
- You stop washing your hair regularly because there are more interesting and pressing things to do after 8 pm than spending 5 minutes washing your hair.
- You go to the zoo.
- You see a potential babysitter in every well behave teenage girl that enters your classroom.
- You spend a lot of time gluing toys back together, sewing animals back together, or taping books back together.
- You know A LOT of children's songs and start to remember all of the ones you forgot as a child.
- You pretty much forget what your life was like before you had to do and know all of these things.
Now on to the good stuff.....
Liam: "Oh my goodness brother, I'm so excited you're two!"