I Instagrammed this picture and captioned it – “#YouKnowYouLiveWithChildrenWhen a bike is parked in the doorway to your kitchen, and you walk around it rather than move it.”
My toddler had parked his bike rather inconveniently and after I walked around it for the umpteenth time, wondered why I didn’t just move it out of the way. It was almost like I’d tuned its presence out!
Naturally, I thought it would make for a hilarious blog post with all the instances of when you know you live with children, so I turned to my Facebook page and asked parents to share their #YouKnowYouLiveWithChildren moments. And I was not wrong. Read on and try not to spit your coffee out.
You turn on the TV long after they have gone to sleep and one of their shows is playing and you actually let it for a while before realizing you aren’t the Thomas the Train fan in the family.
~ Tonya, Letters for Lucas
1. I have experienced the agony of stepping on Lego in the dark. 2. There are short people walking around in my house wearing very odd assortments of clothing (like swimming trunks, rain boots and a Vampire cape). 3. I know the names of all the Disney Cars characters and regard them as old friends rather than fictional beings.
~ Kirsten, Running For Autism
I take baths with boats, rubber duckies and water guns.
~ Grace, Gabbing with Grace
I don’t realize until I am in line at the grocery store that I’m wearing a sparkly, plastic fairy bracelet – after the cashier points out how nicely it matches the four fairy stickers on my shirt.
~ Tracie, From Tracie
When you lose 1/3 of your kitchen counter space due to bottle drying racks and a medicine station.
~ Cassie, Foto Friendly Family
LEGO. That is all. ~
There’s always a single child’s sock on the floor somewhere in my house. Often more than one. And if there is more than one, then they probably aren’t from the same pair.
When toys are scattered everywhere. When there is a pair of the shoes that you have been looking for a while and they’re under a chair or the sofa (couch).
~ Ma Teresa Grech Racal, Multitasking Mother & Wife
Baby gates. Blocks everywhere. Writing on the walls, and I mean literally.
~Katie, Your Girls and Boys
1. When you find every corner of your living room has a bunch of poorly written As on the wall in green crayon and at first glance you’re proud of it, then realize it’s on your BLOODY WALL. IN GREEN CRAYON. 2. When you reach into the cabinet under the bathroom sink for a tampon and find a truck that plays music, has your last tampon, unwrapped, sticking out of its windows. 3. When you reach in your dresser for clean undies and find a row of baby dolls sleeping comfortably on them, tucked in and covered with them. 4. When the songs that get stuck in your head are no longer rock from the 80s, but theme songs from Thomas and Bubble Guppies instead. 5. When you find you’re singing every thing you say.
~ Vanita, After Bedtime Blog
1. There are legos in *every* nook and cranny of floor space and furniture. 2. The entire house is never clean all at once.
~ Jessica, Close Enough
1. When your wine rack has turned into a storage shelf for your kids’ puzzles, lunch bags, markers and other assorted arts and crafts crap; and 2. When you consider the artwork that your kids bring home from school legitimate decoration for the house.
~ Christine, Love, Life, Surf
When their bedroom and bathroom doors stayed closed all day while they are at school. Then I don’t have to look at the disaster the tornados made!! When you walk into our home and see huge piles of laundry begging to be folded. I guess A messy house in general, because they won’t do their chores on time!
~ Wanda, Recreate and Decorate
Thank you all for your so very funny (and true) #YouKnowYouLiveWithChildren moments!
What are your #YouKnowYouLiveWithChildren moments?