7 Times Being A Mom Is Unexpectedly Awesome
4. When I need to poop in public.
We try to play off pooping like it’s no big deal when we are desperately pleading with a toddler to use the potty instead of a diaper, but Real Talk Time– pooping in public is never comfortable. But when your kids are in tow and the store has a family restroom, you can change them and take care of your business without having your family’s odors offend anyone else.
5. When I’m singing in the car.
A woman in her 30’s alone in a car belting out Taylor Swift lyrics is bound to draw some stares, but if there are kids in the backseat you’ll be viewed as engaged mom entertaining her kids instead of an oddity who really needs to work on her vibrato.
6. The day after Thanksgiving.
My love of all things holiday related means I’ve always wanted to decorate the house as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers have hit the fridge. Now that I have kids, I can use my cover as Santa Claus to justify decorating every flat surface of the house in candy canes, gingerbread and snowmen.
7. When I’m at a busy store buying just a couple items.
It’s annoying when there are no express checkout lanes open and you get in line behind someone with a cart full of items while you’re only there for milk. However, sometimes the stars align such a way that the stranger in line in front of you is extremely nice and your child is acting especially sweet, so they kindly offer to let you jump in front of them.
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