6 Phrases That Take on New Meaning after Becoming a Mom

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Being a mom is one of the best experiences life has to offer. It brings about profound changes in the way you view life and the world. You never imagined you could love another being so much, but bringing a child into the world proves this. Parenthood proves unconditional love. With this unconditional love comes some humor, a little bit of annoyance, and ultimately the best learning experience of your life. Whether you have youngsters or teenagers – if you’re a mom, a few of these phrases will hit home.

1. I’m so tired.

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Yes. Yes you are. And you thought you were tired before you had kids! This legit tired piece comes shortly after the kid does. Sleepless nights with a newborn and the sometimes months it takes to get a good sleep schedule down, lead to the “I’m so tired” phrase. Everyone in the world says “I’m so tired” and some people say it just as a conversation starter! But, when you become a mom, you really, really are so tired!

2. Don’t put that in your mouth!

Ah. We’ve reached the infant stage characterized as “I put every single thing I come into contact with in my mouth.” As a parent, you probably never imagined yourself saying “Don’t put that in your mouth!” at least a hundred times a day. But when your youngster puts a shoe, or a piece of dog food, or a piece of toilet paper in their mouth, your first response is “don’t put that in your mouth!”

3. Did you poop?

Well, being a mom isn’t always roses and butterflies. Those sneaky little ones will run off into the corner to deposit a bomb in their diaper. While the rancid smell combined with the mischievous look on their face usually gives them away, moms just can’t resist saying, “Did you poop?”

4. Why?

If you have been blessed with the experience of raising a toddler you, like many other moms, would be completely satisfied if you never had to hear the word why again. Toddlers, as inquisitive little people, question every single item, occurrence, person…you name it, they want to know why. As they get older, they start to question your parenting…”Why do I have to go to bed?” and “Why do I have to brush my teeth?” When they reach this stage, you get to employ the popular parent phrase, “Because I said so!”

5. But, Mommy…

The But, Mommy…is a preschooler’s default comment to every single mom statement, meaning that he/she replies to everything you say with But, Mommy. But, Mommy, I want ice-cream. But, Mommy, can my turtle come too? And the ultimate But, Mommy… followed by silence. You hear But, Mommy so frequently, you start to hear it even when your kid isn’t home!

6. I Want To Show You Something

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I want to show you something is more like I want to show you everything. Kids are always trying to show you something. This is super cute when they first start doing it, but after you get dragged around the yard and house a thousand times, it starts to get a little old. You want to run and hide when they come to you and say I want to show you something. If you’re a quick mom, you reply with, “I think your daddy wants you to show him first!”

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