11 Mom Life Quotes That Prove We Are Overworked, Scary, A Forget Mess, And Not Alone
Tantrums, messy hair, nap time, don’t care. Ugh, toddlers! The fun years. Also, the tiring years – both mentally and physically. I am so glad my son is self-sufficient and old enough to help out whenever deemed necessary. My husband’s been doing a good job helping out too (he has no other choice).
My daughter is sweet and very affectionate, but she’s a straight-up terrible two!
The tantrums first occurred when she was about 16 months old and just really amplified as the days, weeks, and months went by. It started off with her whining whenever she didn’t get what she wanted to full-blown throwing herself to the floor, pounding her legs, and screaming.
I’ve tried what other moms said they’d do. I tried throwing myself on the floor to mimic what she was doing. It worked and it was kind of fun. She actually looked at me and started laughing, but I’ll be damned to do that in the grocery market or some other place aside from home.
Things have gotten really crazy over here at the Tran house because it’s obvious the terrible two’s are in full effect and she’s not even 2!
Okay, okay…so the correct term is temper tantrums, but terrible two just sounds worse.
So, my daughter has also been going through a major growth spurt. She’s like a little Tazmanian devil and she talks my head off. The worse part is that I can barely even understand her. The best part is that she can point or bring us the toys she needs help with.
The majority of her talking is screaming. In fact, that’s how she’ll get our attention if we’re not in plain sight. When does telling your child to use their words work? Sometimes it’s just “mom, mom, mom” even when I’m already staring at her. (Sounds like some people I know; hence Nurse Life.) I’m at that point where I’m ready for dad to be the favorite – okay not quite.
Amongst that, she’s gone down to one nap. Oh how I use to look forward to 2 naps.
She absolutely hates the words diaper and night-night. She used to be really good with nap time/night-night. That was until her growth spurt occurred and now all she wants to do is growth spurt!
She’s been growth spurting (wait, is that even a word?) and so has my son. He hit puberty when he turned 10 (he’s 11 now). He went from baby face to “who the heck are you and how’d you get inside my house?” He’s no longer my baby and, although he’s old enough and self-sufficient, he’s not as self-sufficient as I’d like him to be.
The easiest things he’ll ask for. It’s always “Mom, where’s this..where’s that?” Sometimes he’ll ask me where his phone is and then he’ll find it in his hand. Kind of concerning considering he’s only 11 but now I realize what my parents went through. I did the same thing when I was young. It’s called – lazy. My dad used to always tell me to use my eyes and not my mouth. I find myself repeating the same words to my son.
The screaming and the repeating of mom and questions. Man, I need a mental break!
You know it’s bad when your husband says the same thing, but he probably really needs a mental break from me.
Nothing like researching quotes and memes regarding your situation and a little bit of humor for self care always does the trick. So, once again I consulted my virtual venting buddies. They really know how to lighten up the mood and I was able to compile a list of my favorite mom life quotes that prove we are overworked, scary, a forgetful mess, and not alone.
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11 Mom Life Quotes
My current favorite mom life quote
1. “I love being on teams with working mothers. They are the highest functioning messes I know.” -Found this gem at WorkingMother.com
Had I found this sooner, my domain name would have been OneFunctionalMess.com
Is there even such a thing called a Part-Time mother?
2. “Once you sign on to be a mother, 24/7 is the only shift they offer.” -Jodi Picoult
If there is, then i’ll take it!
Our brains literally never stop
3. “It’s like no one in my family appreciates that I stayed up all night overthinking for them.” -Google anonymous
And they always ask why I look tired.
Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mama! Mama! Mama! Ma! Ma! Ma! Mum! Mum! Mum! Mummy! Mummy! Mumma! Mumma! Mumma! – Family Guy
4. “She believed she could and she almost did, but then someone asked her repeatedly for a snack and she lost track of what she was doing.”
Oh hey there Short Term. You’re here so soon. You weren’t supposed to be here until 20-30 years from now. (I just realized I did a twofer)
Where my moms at?
5. “Behind every successful mother is a group text hypin’ her up.” [email protected]
they always justify my feelings <3
My husband doesn’t sleep – he hibernates.
6. “I don’t want to sleep like a baby, I want to sleep like my husband.” -NICOLE FORNABAIO/RD.COM, NOUN PROJECT
Must be nice, David!
dun dun dunn..
7. Momster: What happens to mom after she counts to 3… -found at Bundoo.com
the same as after mom calls you by your first and middle name..
I actually have options!
8. Being a mom… Means having to choose between eating, sleeping, or showering. You can’t do all 3 in one day. -Anonymous Pinterest but uploaded by a Jorene Cox
Or I can just coffee it up!
Dear God, make me a bird
9. “To be honest, i’m just winging it. Life, motherhood, my eyeliner, everything.” -found on RoselynWeaver.com
so i can fly far, far far away from here -Forrest Gump (Oh another twofer) Always multitasking!
You know your child’s reached that point in age when..
10. “I’m at that point in parenting where “What did I just say?” Could either be a threat or a genuine question [email protected]
anybody else here have a tween? Really looking forward to those teen years.
when you’ve had it up to here ^
11. “But mom….what if I get kidnapped?” “Trust me, they will bring you back.” -funnyquotesbook.com
I busted up at this one.
And there you have it, my 11 mom life quotes that prove we are overworked, a forgetful mess, scary, and not alone.
Whose with me?
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