And you know what? I'm not the least bit ashamed of it. The way I see it, I feel as if by saying all of these "mom quotes", I've been officially indoctrinated into the mom club. I've always felt like I didn't feel like an "official" mom until certain things happened to me as a parent anyway...
Get pooped and peed on? Check.
Pull an all-nighter with a sick baby? Check.
Sleep in positions I never dreamed my body was capable of just to keep my baby asleep?
Check and double check.
Thrown out some uber-cheesy, stereotypical mom quotes?
Check, double check, and triple check!!
Not that it's easier, but parenting a newborn is completely different than parenting a toddler or preschooler. Newborns don't know that they are capable of having options, opinions and doing things their way or on their own like toddlers discover as they get older. Newborns sit where ever you place them and stay there but more importantly -
They don't talk nor do they talk back.
They have nothing to say. They don't scream like banshees when they don't get their way and they don't act like dictators with their wants, wishes or needs. Taking a trip to Toddlerville every day is like suiting up for battle: gird your loins ladies and gents because someone is going to get it in the crotch. They are coming for you and they are fully loaded.
And it's these crazy, chaotic and delirious types of days where we find comfort in unconsciously using the words of our own mothers and you know what - IT'S OKAY. Embrace those quotes. Laugh at them. The way I see it, using them is a rite of passage for all parents and more so, is a rite of passage for every child to hear as they grow up. Who doesn't have an absolutely hysterical story of their mom looking like a rabid dog while she's swatting flies in the back seat (Trying to get to your head) while driving and yelling loud enough for everyone to hear, "Don't make me pull this car over!!!" If you don't have a story like that, I kind of feel sad for you.
Good times. Good times.
To end, I also want to share another mom quote that we heard a lot growing up in my parent's home -
Keep it funny moms. I'd hate to have to pull this blog over.
What quotes do you find yourself saying that remind you of your mom?