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Tell me you're a parent without telling me you're a parent.

I see this posted a lot online and always love the answers. So, I reflected on my parenting journey so far, asked a few mama friends and my sister to weigh in and compiled them here for your reading pleasure.

35 examples that say I'm a parent, without saying I'm a parent:

  1. At the end of the day, I find cheerios in my bra.

  2. I'm sick every other week.

  3. There's peanut butter on my leggings.

  4. I keep finding hot wheels in my purse.

  5. I haven't peed alone in years.

  6. I have more snacks than food in my cupboard.

  7. I'm not rich, but still have a live-in stylist.

  8. I've had snot, throw up and poo on me all on the same day - the trifecta.

  9. I'm tired all the time.

  10. Everything makes me cry.

  11. I actually like and care about other people's children now.

  12. I've become a songwriter of hits like "go to bed" and "brush your teeth".

  13. There are Nerf bullets ALL over my house.

  14. I say 'I love you' a lot more than I used to.

  15. Sometimes I go to the grocery store for some alone time.

  16. Being able to sit down is a luxury.

  17. I traded bars and lounges for baseball fields and Chuck E. Cheese.

  18. There's glittery purple slime on my ceiling.

  19. I save a lot of money on makeup now, but spend it on toy trucks and dinosaurs.

  20. I watch more animated PG shows than rated R movies.

  21. I get accidentally head-butted a whole hell of a lot more than I used to.

  22. I own a hamster.

  23. My social calendar is full of birthday parties.

  24. Dino nuggets make an excellent salad topper.

  25. I run on caffeine, wine and Amazon prime.

  26. I celebrate each and every holiday, even the made-up Hallmark ones.

  27. I am no longer able to relax on vacations.

  28. My backseat is a collection of French fries, goldfish crackers and Legos.

  29. I sustained an eye injury from a bouncy ball.

  30. I just found a half-eaten banana in my bathroom.

  31. I'm willing to spend a small fortune just to have a date night.

  32. I got yelled at today because I forgot to cut the crust off a sandwich.

  33. I know all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' names.

  34. I've never threatened one person as much or loved one person as much.

  35. The world seems more magical now somehow.


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