You Know You’re A Mommy To A Toddler

You Know You're A Mommy to A Toddler

When you found yourself saying/doing these things:

  1. Please stop touching your pee-pee. It’s not going anywhere, Mister!
  2. Amazed by their ability to tuned you out when you tell them something but somehow they always managed to hear you when you hit your foot on a table and grunted “Dang it!” then later echoing it like a mantra.
  3. You find your self saying “Oh my God!” a lot seeing the mess your little tornado able to create in your living room and of course you will hear someone saying “Oh my God!” too in the future.
  4. You will hear so many excuses to avoid bedtime from “I’m still hungry, Mommy“, “I have to go pipis*” down to straight out “but I’m not tired!
  5. They are brutally honest – no sugar coating. They’ll tell you in the public restroom you’re in have the unpleasant smell or even better, they’ll cover their nose and mouth saying “Eww…it’s stinky in here, Mommy” in front of a store owner who you hope have no slight understanding of English words! The same thing applied to human odor!
  6. They use their sweetness power – hugs and kisses – abundantly when they want something from you such as an extra mini Toblerone chocolates or more snack.
  7. Recognize those teenager’s infamous deep sigh? In some cases – like mine, it starts early. You tell them to go clean up and they can produce whining sounds and sighs similar to the ones from their future 13 years old and older self.
  8. Your heart melt after your toddler went to time out and gave you a hug saying “I’m done crying…I’m sorry, Mommy“.
  9. Your heart will melt even more when they sing “Hallelujah” with both arms raised.
  10. Their kisses and big tight hugs will brighten your day no matter how crappy it has been.
  11. You will cherish those tender moments when they just crawled on your lap and snuggled so close you can smell their sweet no-longer-a-baby-scents because usually, they’ll be too busy running around doing things by themselves.
  12. You will silently wipe your tears on the first day of school.

Note: *pipis = peeing




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  1. August 3, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    Very cute list! At least you only say Dang it when you stub your toe! I once said a different unmentionable that my daughte perfectly repeated for months! UGH! Adorable picture!
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:34 pm

      Hahahaha Danielle I’m not use of saying the other words maybe because it’s not my native language. Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€

  2. August 3, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    LOL! I do remember……..
    When the school started every evening 8.30 ‘what time is it?’ for years….
    My kids had to go to wash that time, go to bed and relax before lights off at 9.
    Of course they read with a torch but we all have done it! They didn’t know that I knew! πŸ™‚
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:38 pm

      LOL thanks for sharing your own memories! πŸ˜€ That’s so cute they had to read with a torch (I think you meant flashlight right?)

      • August 4, 2010 / 6:12 pm

        LOL! I had to check that. In my online dictionary flash light is also a torch but I guess flash light is more common (realize it know, after your comment). Oh, isn’t it great what kind of things we can learn from each others!!! πŸ™‚
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  3. August 3, 2010 / 7:01 pm

    I’m not a mom and I absolutely adore this.

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:38 pm

      Awww, thanks Kimberly!

  4. August 3, 2010 / 8:01 pm

    Wow. Your blog looks so beautiful today with that picture of that adorable little boy. And your points are dead on. Delightful reading here today. thank you!

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:39 pm

      Alexandra, always a pleasure to have you stop by my blog! Thank you πŸ˜€

  5. August 3, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    Oh so true! And I remember my boys’ fascination in the bathtub with their floating parts. πŸ˜‰

    All their sweetness makes up for their brutal honesty!

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:54 pm

      Hahaha I love how you worded ‘floating part’
      Oh yes the sweetness…if only I can canned that sweetness moments.

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks Gem! πŸ˜€

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Shell πŸ™‚

  6. August 3, 2010 / 11:22 pm

    #10 is my favorite, and I am not looking forward to #12 πŸ™

    Great list!
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:03 pm

      Me too, Natalie. I mean now I’m still somewhat selfish and thinks “I’ll have a little free times while he’s in school” but I know I would miss him a lot when school starts.

  7. August 4, 2010 / 2:29 am

    you should see kate turn up the schmooze and hugs when she wants something! it’s so blatantly obvious that i start to LOL because i can’t contain myself.
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:03 pm

      Hahahaha I bet it’s so hard to say no sometimes. She’s sooo cute!

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you, Maria πŸ˜€ I think it’s a universal things for toddler LOL

  8. August 4, 2010 / 7:57 am

    Ouwmaigowd… so cute!! That’s why I can’t wait to be a mum :p *patience dear* πŸ™‚
    And Lil’ A’s photo .. so adorable .. with his curly hair .. my hubby would like to see this pic .. and I think his comment would (my guess), “Oh .. perhaps little Josh Groban looked this this when he was young) :p
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you Asta, hahahaha your husband is funny! I actually wish we can trim his hair but he refused it. Sigh!

      • August 5, 2010 / 2:47 pm

        Ha ha … I agree with Lil’ A … don’t trim his hair now .. it’s just about the right length .. the right cuteness .. hi hi hi πŸ˜€
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  9. August 4, 2010 / 8:20 am

    The little guy is SOO handsome! And your list? Made me sniff. I know it’s in my near future (wiping tears out of eyes). I’m ALREADY telling him not to play with his wiener so much!

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:05 pm

      Awww, thanks Katie! Hahahaha boys and their wiener huh? *scratch head*

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:10 pm

      Me too, Joey, me too *handing you some kleenex*

  10. August 4, 2010 / 10:07 am

    You had me at the very first comment. My son is fascinated with his “boy parts”. I don’t think that’s something they ever really out grow is it?

    Stopping by from SITS.
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:11 pm

      Hi Allison hahaha love how you put it πŸ˜€
      Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  11. August 4, 2010 / 10:29 am

    Oh… the memories! I had to chuckle at your list as I have fond memories (now) of my kids toddler years. Your daughter is adorable. Your blog rocks!
    Thank you Maureen for visiting my blogspot blog and leaving a comment. πŸ™‚
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    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:19 pm

      Hi Eliz, thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€ Really appreciate your kind words.

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:20 pm

      I can’t even imagine how this strong willed boy will be during teenage years *yikes* LOL Thanks, Gigi!

  12. August 4, 2010 / 11:16 am

    I love #11! Rare moments around here, but I cherish them. Great list!

    • Maureen
      August 4, 2010 / 6:23 pm

      Rare here too, I’ll be lucky if I get it once a day now. Thank you! πŸ˜€

  13. August 5, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    These were both touching and funny at the same time! Your son is adorable! Days with them are an emotional roller coaster but totally worth it, isn’t it? They’re so generous with their emotions…I love it! Keep “seeing” you on twitter and 31DBBB and kept meaning to check you out…so glad I did!
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    • Maureen
      August 6, 2010 / 4:09 pm

      Hi Melissa, thank you for stopping by πŸ˜€ I need to check out your blog more too.

      Oh yes, so true emotional roller coaster. It’s like when my son can’t stop saying Mommy Mommy Mommy and he have the ability to say it like a 100 times within 1 hour period and I felt my head about to explode…but when he’s not feeling good or sick and being so quiet I really miss him. πŸ˜€

  14. August 6, 2010 / 12:10 pm

    This is so adorable! It makes me want to keep my kids young forever!
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    • Maureen
      August 6, 2010 / 4:10 pm

      Thank you Meghan πŸ™‚ Funny how they really do grow up too fast!

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