10 Ways Anyone Can Tell You're a Mom

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mom with bandaidsI was watching Sarah Jessica Parker pull a kid-size bathing suit out of her uber chic (and uber expensive) Mulberry purse in I Don't Know How She Does It when it hit me. So that's how the rest of the world knows I have a 6-year-old running around my house before I tell them! It doesn't matter where I go, how professional I dress, or how high I climb in my career, I might as well have a Post-It on my back that says "Mom right here!" when I walk out the door.

I can't help it. You can't help it. You can take the girl out of the playroom, but you can't take the playroom out of the girl. Wonder if you're one of those moms who can be spotted a mile away? Here's betting at least one of these fits you:

  • You have suggested to your 30-year-old best friend that she needs to zip up her coat before you leave the restaurant "because it's cold out there!"
  • The Band-Aid on your finger has a Disney character on it.
  • You've excused yourself from a situation with the words "I have to go potty."
  • You've noticed a co-worker is sick and asked, "Does your tummy hurt?"
  • You've grabbed for a friend's hand as you're about to walk across the street.
  • You are walking through the mall with a friend when you notice she's got salad dressing on her face. Instead of telling her, you say "Come here, you have schmutz all over your face..." and attempt to wipe it for her.

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  • You are the one person every one comes to for an extra tissue because OF COURSE you have a tissue.
  • One of the following has fallen out of your purse as you searched for your wallet at the grocery store: a matchbox car, a pack of crayons, the shoe to a My Little Pony, a broken barrette, or a confiscated Bey Blade.
  • You are the diner who busboys love because you clear any table of crumbs before getting up to pay the check.
  • When the phone rings in the office and no one is answering it, you've called out "the phone, the phone is ringing" and not so quietly continued "there's an animal in trouble, somewhere!"

Which ones will you admit to? Or do you have other signs that tip off the outside world that you've got kiddos at home?


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linzemae linzemae

I'm not a mom but when I'm driving and I have to hit my breaks hard I will put out my arm to protect my passenger! I think thats from years of driving with dogs in my car

the4m... the4mutts

This was kinda cute. I could tell it was meant to be funny... but it was just kind of silly.

Other than the bandaids and tissue, I can't imagine an adult doing any of these things.

I've got 4 kids, and I never have done any of them. Even the extra tissues.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I always have crayons in my bag. Everytime we go out the boy takes his crayons home but he hardly ever remembers to take them out of my bag. I hardly ever have a pen but if I need to make a note while I'm out you can bet that I have a crayon to write with.

JCKit... JCKitten87

im a bit guilty when it comes to wonderpets, when doing things that require teamwork or just ends up happening i think "whats gonna work? TEEAAMM WORK!" lol

Cowbo... CowboysAngel02

I have the car, crayon, and yes even the Bey Blade in my purse. Lol.

nonmember avatar Monica

I soooo clean the table off when we're out cleaning. Out of my.purse i've pulled out bottles (forgot to.leave with babysittet and diapets)... I do say I need a potty break and have asked my s.o. If he has to go potty lol

nonmember avatar Kandi

When I'm in the store alone and a child says "Ma" I forget that mine aren't with me and say "yes or huh?"

TwinM... TwinMomma122304

I've totally sung "the phone is ringing" at work.  A lot.  :)

Princ... PrinceMomma486

HA!! Love this...whenever I would go out, everybody would be the first one to ask me for a wipe or tissues since my purse is a pharmacy/changing station...lol

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