...if you've ever polished off an entire pot of coffee and felt no less tired.
...if you can recite any children's book beginning to end without looking at the book.
...if your beer money has now become your diaper money.
...if you've ever had to sheepishly notify grocery store staff that they have a cleanup in aisles five, seven, and ten during a single trip to the store.
...if you prefer the smell of baby hair to almost any other smell on earth.
...if, as a result of that last statement, you sometimes use Johnson's baby shampoo in your own hair. Just admit it. It's okay.
...if you buy Cheerios and Goldfish crackers by the metric ton.
...if you consider waking up at 7:30 AM to be sleeping in.
...if you own stock in any major diaper manufacturer. May as well get some of that money back, eh?
...if you consider having poop on your hands to be no big deal.
...if you would calmly offer your cupped hands as a perfectly acceptable place for someone to vomit when the toilet is too far away.
...if you know the names of ALL the Disney princesses.
...if you have no problem whatsoever with eating leftovers from someone else's plate.
...if you eat peanut butter and jelly AND macaroni and cheese in the same week on a regular basis.
...if your must-have criteria for buying a new car include a DVD player, spill-proof vinyl upholstery, and doors that make it easy for kids to get in and out. This car has a name, and it is MINI-VAN.
...if packing for a trip requires three days and a list as long as your arm.
...if you've ever found an entire roll of unwound toilet paper piled in the toilet.
...if you've ever found smooshed green beans or peas hidden in a pair of socks.
...if you get annoyed by any loud music after 8:00 PM.
...if you can unfold and lock a stroller one-handed.
...if you've ever had any song by The Wiggles stuck in your head.
...if you enjoy complete silence more than the average person.
...if you break up more fights than a boxing referee.
...if you gave a sardonic nod of agreement at least ten times while reading this list.
I thought this little exercise would be fun, and I was right. This list could go on and on, because kids are the gift that keeps on giving, just like that Wiggles song stuck in your head.
And speaking of going on and on (no really, I'm almost done), please feel free to add your own contributions to the list. I've barely scratched the surface here.
Have a great day!