I follow writer Lylah Alphonse over at Work It, Mom!, an online community for working mothers. She posted this funny entry about her 10 Laws of Motherhood, and some made me laugh out loud. Here are my favorites...
1.) If you have an early meeting, or if the children need to be at school early for a field trip or other event, someone will be up at least twice during the night — which means you will be, too.
5.) If you are the working mom of an infant, you will discover a cascade of dried spit-up on the back of your jacket, but only after you’ve worn it for at least two hours (or to at least one meeting).
7.) If you carry a purse, you will always have some sort of kid-type food in it, which you will discover when you are looking for something, like your ID. What you will not have in it is whatever you were actually looking for, like your ID.
*That one happened to me again last week... while purse digging for my license and credit card before going out for post-planning lunch, I realized I had Goldfish, a box of raisins, a baggie of Fruit Loops, a small plastic frog, two dinosaurs, a tiny Barbie, and two packs of baby wipes... but no license, and no credit card.
8.) You will slave over an amazing meal that the kids won’t touch, and you will throw together a last-minute “gotta get them fed” meal that they devour.
10.) You will go to work more than once with a sticky, kid-applied kiss on your cheek — and you deliberately won’t wash it off.
And one funny "rule" from a commenter...
The #1 law I’ve observed: if you say something nice about your children, they will do something to prove you wrong within the next hour. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in reverse.