15 January 2017


Becoming a parent is one of the most wonderful, rewarding, happiest things that can ever happen to someone. I know that I wouldn't change anything. That being said, that doesn't mean that there aren't things that happen that don't make me go "aha! That's when you know you're a parent". I asked some other parent bloggers to help me create a list of scenarios and things that also make them go "You know you're a parent when..."

1. You repeat "Don't put your hands in your bum" numerous times a day.
2. Your carpets are sticky due to food, drinks, but mostly playdough. 
3. You're basically hooked up to an IV of coffee and feel yourself turning more and more into Lorelai Gilmore by the hour. 
4. You've freshened up the wash load six times before you've finally managed to get it out of the machine. 
5.You're on your seventh cup of coffee of the day....but you haven't managed to drink one yet! - Country heart and home 
6. You use a baby wipe to freshen up your clothes as it's pointless to put something clean on. - Beauties & the bibs 
7. You've not washed you hair in a week and your not disgusted with yourself - mum bun life. - Life with boys 
8. It's perfectly normal to talk about poo related shenanigans and other parents nod along in agreement! - Mrs Shilts 
9. You use a baby wipe for EVERYTHING. - Twinderelmo 
10. The majority of you phone contacts are put in as ****'s mummy - The Cheshire wife 
11. You go into your handbag at work and pull out a pair of children's knickers with your notepad. - Counting to ten  
12. There is ALWAYS snot on my clothes, or a dummy, some raisins, a muslin or a mouldy apple in my pocket. - All the beautiful things 
13. Your idea of a 'lie in' is 7.30am and a 'good night' is one in which you had a chunk of 4+ hours sleep. - Arthur wears 
14. You lose your phone...then call it only to find it in the fridge and hear a quiet giggle from the corner. - Vie Choufleur 
15. You introduce yourself as ****'s mummy , and people reply in the same way. Sometimes you don't know another mums name for years!  - Tattooed mummy 
16. Your handbag is no longer full of luxuries... but contains sweets (some opened and stuck to the bottom) baby wipes, toys (hidden by kids) and paraphernalia of a toddler. - Testing time blogThe parent game blog & Suburban mum 
17. Someone thinks it's hilarious to fart on you. - Mumzilla         And actually you don't even mind that much... - Yorkshire wonders 
18. You're woken up by a child stood at the bottom of your bed giving you a foot massage.... (Sounds good, actually creepy as hell!) - 3 girls mummy 
19. You have a toy car stuffed in your mouth while breastfeeding your toddler. - Scandimummy 
20. You have to eat every single meal with either a small person climbing all over you and putting their dirty hands all over your food, or you have to share it. - White Camellias 
21. You have a small being who just loves you for being you. - My boys club 
22. Weeing in peace is a luxury that you are no longer afforded. - Youbabymemummy  
23. A trip to the supermarket without kids classes as "me time". - Cardiff mummy says 
24. Your car looks like an explosion in a snack and toy factory. - Life is Knutts 
25. You think nothing of it when you leave the house with snot, sick, or sometimes worse on your top!! - Adventures of a mum 
26. You've caught vomit in your bare hands. - Going on an adventure 
27. You refer to yourself as mummy in grown up company.  - My mummy pennies 
28. You've not had a decent nights sleep in 7 years and don't even blink when you drink yet another cold cup of tea. - Over 40 and a mum to one 
29. You say stuff like, "stop licking the windows!" "Remember what I said yesterday, baba: you're not supposed to wash your dollies in the toilet!" - Le coin de mel 
30. You want a couples getaway for a night of sleep not lacy underwear and naughty fun! - Ballsy mama 
31. When silence is no longer golden, it means your toddler is covered in sudocrem somewhere eating cat food. - Amy Treasure 
32. You "fake sleep" next to your child in a bid to get them to sleep and end up waking up 3 hours later! - A rush of love 
33. Using the stairs when you go shopping baby free makes you far too excited! - Emily and Indiana 
34. You catch yourself watching Ben & Holly hours after your child has gone to bed. - Mummy alarm 
35. You put your hand in your coat pocket and pull out 3 pine cones, a stone and a sock. - Teddybears and cardigans  
36. You step in the shower and your breasts turn into water pistols (Breastfeeding mamas, you get me?) 
37. You randomly burst into tears at the thought of something really lovely your little did earlier in the day. 
38. You forget who you're talking to and all of a sudden, the baby voice comes out. 
39. You go to a job interview, and have spilt a tiny bit of coffee on your dress, and you blame the toddler. (GUILTY!!!)
40. You know you'll never feel a love like it.

So theres our list! I've tagged the wonderful bloggers who helped next to theirs, so feel free to check out some more wonderful blogs.

What would you add to the list? What ones were you in agreement with?

Thank you for reading,