You manage to walk through an entire store without noticing your jacket is inside out...what's better is it isn't the first time.
Since giving birth you have developed Paul Bunyan like strength and can carry your 24lb toddler strapped to your chest and groceries weighing the same amount up 3 flights of stairs without having a heart attack.
You have no clue what day of the week it is EVER!
When you hear people say in a store "gosh who's kid is that?" (talking about a screaming child)..Yes...they are talking about YOU now.
You could probably drink 2 cups of coffee, a red bull and 3 espresso shots at 8pm and fall asleep by 9pm.
Parking lots are now like battlefields. People drive way to fast, don't stop for crosswalks and children are constantly darting out from between cars. Your mission - Just get out alive!
Every morning when your "alarm" aka "your screaming child" goes off you look at the monitor through one half opened eye and wonder if you could slyly turn it off and catch a few more zzzzz's.
As your child gets older and learns to communicate more you start to feel more and more stupid by the day as they become smarter.
When you finally go to a store to purchase an item for yourself you end up leaving the store with nothing but things for your child.
Your idea of the perfect day consists of taking a longer than 2 minute shower, going to the bathroom without an audience and being able to hear yourself think.
You feel like your brain is on hyper drive all day long....you're constantly scanning for ways your child will try to hurt themselves and have become aware of just how dangerous this world is.
While you own probably a dresser full of clothes, you choose to wear the same 5 t-shirts over and over.
Since becoming a mom you have become extremely apologetic to your own mom about all the terror you must have put her through :)
You know you're a mom when at the end of every day you feel exhausted, beat up and defeated but you will get up tomorrow and every day after that and do it all over again because your child needs you and you love them. Being a mom is one of the hardest job in the world but I am stronger now than I have ever been. And even though sometimes it feels like I'm sinking....when I look at Jackson's beautiful face and the joy he gets from the little things I think...this is why it's all worth it!