We all know that when you become a Mom, you’re transformed. Physically, emotionally, literally, figuratively… It’s all happening. But for some reason, we wake up one day and think, “Wait a minute… I have three children?? I’m a Mom?? I was in my 20s yesterday. When did this happen??”
Yes. When you weren’t looking, you suddenly changed. You are wiser. You are more mature. You no longer have a shot at Leonardo DiCaprio. You have fully entered into your Mom years.
Here are a few signs it has happened to you:
1. You not only understand, but nod approvingly and chuckle at the 8 million memes on the interweb about coffee and wine.
2. Your purse has become storage for your children’s toys and accessories. (Which actually comes in handy when you’re driving and forgot your sunglasses at home. Hello Kitty sunnies will do in a pinch!)
3. You have this unnerving talent of working your birth story into any conversation you have with a fellow Mom.
4. You flat out refuse to get rid of that one, giant pair of "laundry day" undies. In fact, they are now reaching “regular rotation” status. You know… the kind that should NEVER see the light outside the underwear drawer. Of course, you tell yourself that it's all okay because they're soft pink in colour. So that negates the largeness of them and makes them pretty. Honest.
5. You have eaten a cupcake alone in the bathroom.
6. You realize one day that many of your coworkers are 12-15 years younger than you. Suddenly, you are no longer the young pup in the office.
7. You investigate your face close up and in natural light at least once a week to make sure there are no rogue hairs.
8. Sleep deprivation has just become a way of life. And you’re really okay with that.
9. You have discussed your breasts with people on more than one occasion and at least once while at work (much to your younger coworkers’ horror).
10. You’ve looked at your partner and thought "How on earth are you still raising your eyebrows suggestively at me at the end of the day??" First of all - how are you not tired? And even if you can get past that... the rogue hairs, the laundry day undies? Really? I still turn you on?? Bless you.
About the Author:
Heather Dixon is a copywriter at Mabel’s Labels, a smoothie aficionado, a runner and a Mom to three highly advanced little girls (according to her husband and her).