I'm fortunate enough to be a part of an incredible group of moms called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). They have been such an encouragement to me on my mothering journey. One of my favorite things about MOPS is the opportunity to sit around a table and share about our week.
Despite how different our families are, I find that we have a lot of things in common. Here are a few things that I've discovered, Jeff Foxworthy style:
You might be the mother of a preschool if . . .
- You've caught yourself saying things like: "Take your foot out of the Doritos bag!" or "Don't stick that zebra up your nose."
- You've had to choose between eating, bathing, or sleeping because you only have time to do one of the above.
- You're more skilled at negotiation than an FBI hostage negotiator.
- Your purse contains enough snacks and toys to appease a tiny army.
- Repeatedly singing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" counts as exercise.
- You have been pooped, peed, and puked on (and no, you're not a nurse).
- You share labor stories like you're the veteran of a war.
- Going on vacation is exhausting.
- You'll put up with Barney, Yo Gabba Gabba, or the Barkyardigans if it means you can fold the laundry without "help."
- Your skills at wrangling a toddler into a diaper rival that of the best rodeo riders.
Thanks for all your hard work, mama! Don't give up! We're all in this together.
I'd love to hear your own variation! Leave a comment: "You might be the mother of a preschooler if . . . "