There are many signs you’re a Mom. We all seem to have that similar ‘mom look’. As a mom, you can always spot other moms from a mile off – How? We all have that same look, that one of love, but total bewilderment and exhaustion! If you’re a mom yourself, you’ll have no problem relating to these 17 things that mean you’ve made it as a Mom!
17 Very Real Signs You’re A Mom
Bags Under Your Eyes
It’s well known that moms get little sleep, hence the consent bags under the eyes. Daily I look like a bloody panda, so much so I’ve considered changing my entire make-up look to that of a panda so that the eyes fit my face. My Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen is my very best friend.
I don’t pluck my eyebrows as often as I should. When I’m shattered, it’s hard to focus looking in the mirror with the tweezers. Not the easiest of tasks. So how do I solve this problem – I have ’emergency tweezers’ I keep in the car (oh yes this is real!). After I’ve dropped the little man off at pre-school and driven to my work and parked, I have approximately 15 minutes of ‘free’ time. I admit it I pluck my eyebrows whilst sat in the car using the tiny mirror in the sun-visor. Classy.
Mummy Pony Tail
The ultimate classic hairstyles for mums. Quick and easy to do and it stops your little one pulling at your hair – perfect. I think I’ve lived with the same hairstyle for the last 3 years. I really must find something else quick and simple to do.
Thank god for jeans and leggings, otherwise I’d go out looking like a yeti. I always have the best intention to shave my legs, but something else always crops up, such as I can’t be bothered and its bedtime. For a long time I’ve used an electric shaver, but I may have to go back to the good old days of wet shaving in the shower to kill two birds with one stone. Mind you, though, I always nick myself, so maybe using a sharp blade whilst suffering sleep deprivation is a no go area!
Sick & Spit Up On Clothes
We’ve all been there, it halfway through the day and you realise you’ve been walking around with a lovely milk stain on your shoulder or chocolate fingerprints on your leggings. To the outside world you look like a right tramp who hasn’t washed her clothes. However, the reality is kids are mucky little creatures, which they so lovingly remind you of when they wipe their nose on their hands and wipe it off on you – thanks – love you to mate.
In Need Of Caffeine
I’m 36 years young and all my life I’ve hated coffee and anything coffee related. Since having the little man, I’ve sucked up my hatred for coffee and gulp it down. Yes, it wakes me up all right. I have to admit, I am loving a good cappuccino, though. This could be fatal, seen as there’s a coffee machine at work and home. I must not drink too much or I’ll never sleep!
Random Child Items In Your Handbag
So today in mine I have my little man’s happy meal toy, last week I carried around spare nappies and wipes in my work to and from work (it’s a good job everyone I work with knows I have a child and didn’t think they were mine!). I also often find spare dummy’s – a total must when out and about.
My favourite so far was the Fireman Sam figures I found in my work coat whilst sat at work. Who says you can’t bring toys to work and have fun! I must look a million dollars walking around with panda eyes, bushy eyebrows and my dirty clothes. OK, maybe not, but when my little man tells me ‘mummy I love you’ I feel like a million dollars.
What are your suggestions to do with signs you’re a mom? I’d love to hear them in the comments below! Don’t forget we all need some self care too – so take care of yourself!
10 More Signs You’re A Mom
- Going to the shops on your own is like taking a holiday
- You never go to the bathroom alone
- You use baby wipes to clean up everything
- You re-wash the same load of laundry more than once because you forgot to tumble dry it, and now it smells funny.
- You wear the same pair of leggings the next day even though they have grubby little finger prints on them
- You finish your kids’ meals – we can’t let excellent food go to waste now can we
- You have down-graded how many times a week you wash your hair
- You hate everything to do with ‘World Book Day’
- You dread reading school letters – what are they doing now – another dress up day, sponsored day, need money off me again day
- Your place to be is asleep in bed.