You might be a tired mom if...

you pour coffee grounds into your coffee cup instead of the coffeemaker.

you try to take a sip of your baby's bottle thinking it's your coffee cup.

you finish feeding your baby a bottle and then try to put the bottle top on her head instead of the actual bottle.

you get all three kids loaded into the car and start to back out of the driveway when your oldest shouts, "Mommy, you forgot to buckle me!"

you get all three kids loaded into the car, back out of the driveway, and completely forget where you were going.

you back out of your garage without closing your driver's side door.

you attempt to text your four-year-old, who is in another room of the house, who doesn't have a cell phone, and who can't read.

you walk all over the house looking for your cell phone while talking to your husband...on your cell phone.

you walk all over the house frantically looking for your baby because you forgot where you put her down before you realize that you've passed by her sitting in her bouncy seat twice already.

you turn down the volume of the radio in your car because you're cold; meanwhile, the air conditioning is still on full blast.

you get your infant completely dressed before realizing you forgot to put a diaper on her.

when your pediatrician asks for "birthdate," and you give him yours instead of your son's. Oh, you mean, the birthdate of your ACTUAL patient?

you forget that you've already put your contacts in and all of a sudden think your eyesight has been miraculously restored.

you stare blankly at your deodorant stick trying to remember what you're supposed to do with it. Am I trying to brush my teeth right now? Is this shampoo? WHAT IS LIFE?

someone asks you for your phone number and you stare at them like they just spoke in German. It's like you're trying to speak to me.

you try to take your kids' gummy vitamin to ease a headache.

your four-year-old asks you around 2 p.m. why you have real clothes on, like it's something he hasn't seen before.

your idea of a good date night is parking somewhere and taking a nap in your car.

you sometimes can't remember how many kids you actually have, or their names. How did all these little tiny people get in my house and WHERE IS THEIR MOTHER?

you walk out of the grocery store and start to panic because you think you left your baby in the car the whole time, when in reality she is at home with Daddy.


It's a wonder we all make it through the day alive sometimes! Ladies, what's something else you could add to this list?

Why my toddler is crying: Riley edition

Wanna know what's more intense than a two-year-old?

A two-year-old with red hair and a temper to match. It's a tough age. It's hard being two and having every need met in a timely manner, having to deal with parents who always try to do what's best for you, getting to play all day and take a nap and be read to and carried around. Having parents who laugh at you when you freak out because your Rice Krispie treat is just so overwhelmingly delicious that it brings you to tears. Which is why it became obvious to me that this blog post was necessary. So I can do my best to keep a straight face in front of my toddler and then go back and laugh when I relive all the crazy moments that brought him to tears. Enjoy!

1. His all-natural peanut butter and honey sandwich is too runny, and some peanut butter got on his fingers.

2. His Rice Krispie treat wasn't completely set yet, and it started to break apart as he was eating it.

3. His big brother wanted to hold his hand.

4. His big brother is playing a toy that he all of a sudden wants to play with.

5. His big brother is looking at him.

6. His baby sister is crying.

7. His baby sister spit up.

8. I won't let him use Eva as a drum. Or a step stool.

9. I won't let him feed his baby sister Chex cereal. Or his glass of milk.

10. I won't let him ride in his baby sister's car seat.

11. He needs to blow his nose.

12. He forgot that he knows how to get down from his bed, and he thinks he is stuck up there.

13. He is done playing outside in the dirt. DONE.

14. He unfastened his diaper and it fell down his pants leg.

15. I won't let him go hug the sick baby across the waiting room at the doctor's office.

16. We flushed our dead goldfish down the toilet.

17. I won't let him hold our alive goldfish.

18. I won't allow him color my nightstand with a yellow highlighter.

19. I won't allow him to color our white chair with a black pen.

20. I won't let him eat crayons. (SO. MANY. RULES.)

21. I pull his hands out of his dirty diaper.

22. The train going by is scary.

23. The vacuum cleaner turned in his direction.

24. The last little kid picked up on The Polar Express almost misses getting on the train. (This makes him scream every time.)

25. He wants to pee on a tree outside like his big brother, but nothing comes out.


Does your toddler cry over random things? I'd love to hear your stories in the comment section below!