This weekend I was lucky enough to have one of my closest friends visit me. Needless to say we had a blast. It was the first time I really let myself have a break from being “mommy” and let myself just be Brooke for a couple of days. I realized a few things this weekend..1) I need to spend more time with 2) I am FAR from the party girl I used to be. Now, my version of a crazy night is two beers and a 10:30 pm bedtime.3) I am a total, undeniable Momaholic. I am addicted to being a mom, even when my daughter is not there, I still found myself grabbing my friend’s hand to cross the street and had to stop myself from urging her to eat all of the vegetables on her plate.
Warning Signs You Might Be A Momaholic:
- You eagerly participate when Dora asks you a question.
- You haven’t read a book without illustrations in three months.
- You have developed an eagle eye for determining the contents of your child’s diaper from 100 feet away.
- Every time you see a dog on tv, in a book or in person you say “dog” and then bark(this applies to all other animals as well).
- You are so used to cutting food into small pieces that at the last dinner party you unconsciously cut all the party goers plates of food into tiny morsels.
- You feel weird if you are in a bathtub without a rubber ducky.
- Time is no longer judged by a clock, but rather nap time, snack time, play time, bath time, etc.
- Your flat iron, blow dryer and curlers have all been retired. Your hairstyles now consist of down and messy or greasy and in a ponytail. Added momaholic points if you use your daughters fabric headband as a hair tie.
- When your husband comes home from work he has to remind you that you don’t need to narrate your every move.
- You know all the lyrics and dance moves to the Fresh Beat Band songs.
- YOUR mother is programmed into your phone as “In Case Of Emergency/Reliable Babysitter”.
- You have at some point tasted every snack that Gerber has to offer.
- Silence makes you nervous.
- Your “nice” clothes are no longer categorized by style or brand ,but by stains/no stains and/or drawstrings.
- You can rival any Olympic hurdling skills because of all your practice jumping over baby gates.
- You know more about the residents of Sesame Street than you do about your neighbors.
So far being a “Momaholic” has not caused me too much trouble, but if I find myself wiping the noses of strangers at the store, I’ll know it’s time to seek help.