Tuesday, May 10, 2011

You Know You're a Parent When...

10. You make it through a whole day’s work (which may or may not include facilitating a public meeting) without noticing you have a SpongeBob SquarePants sticker stuck to your butt.

9. At some point, you’ve found one of the following in your purse: a Lego, a sock, random loose goldfish crackers, or the unfortunate dried beetle.

8. Words like potty, owwie, undies, and jammies are a regular part of your vocabulary.

7. You feel a greater sense of accomplishment getting a child to sleep than defending your Master’s thesis.
6. There is something purple melted into the backseat of your car. Skittles? Crayons? You may never know.

5. Going to the bathroom by yourself counts as "me" time.

4. You have risked missing an international flight to run home and pick up a forgotten binky, blankie, bunny, etc.

3. You suspect that if your house was ransacked and robbed, you probably wouldn’t notice for weeks.
2. You’ve said something like, “No, you may not wipe a booger on your baby sister, but thank you for asking.”

1. You know who Mr. Noodle is.

You know you're a parent when ________________. Fill in the blank in the comments!


  1. Who is Mr. Noodle? A

  2. And Mrs. Noodle, his sister, and the OTHER Mr. Noodle!!

  3. Ah, yes, Ty, let us not forget the Other Mr. Noodle!

    A - I suspect you are an auntie rather than a parent. Catch up on your Sesame Street and you'll learn all about Mr. Noodle and his zany antics! =)