I was racing to get to the supermarket, having gotten a later start than I expected to, when I found myself having to wait in construction-related traffic. As I sort of just . . . observed myself in that moment, I realized, "Wow. There are so many ultimate Mom things about me right now."
Of course my immediate reaction to that was, "This might be a fun Five on Friday post!" So when I parked at Shop Rite, I recreated my waiting in traffic moment just for you. (No need to thank me.)
Can you spot the most "Mom" things about me in the picture? Bonus for coming up with any not included on my list!
1. Eating breakfast on the run, in the car.
2. "Do as I say, not as I do."
(Hard to see but that's the paper towel my breakfast was in--yup, there I am eating a semi-messy breakfast in the car that we literally just spent half an hour cleaning two days before.)
3. Abundance of grey hair.
Me: This last child has really brought out my grey hairs.
Sister-in-law: Well, you were also older when you had her than when you had any of the other kids, so . . .
Me: You obviously need to spend more time with your youngest niece.
4. After my son came home from college, I found two of these PERFECTLY GOOD AND USABLE lidded cups at the top of the kitchen garbage can. So, yes, I totally took them out of the garbage to wash and use.
5. The cup itself: this truly was the impetus for the post. I don't have . . . I don't do . . . how to say this? I'm not a big "school pride" type-Mom. I'm not in any alumni associations. I don't have nor do I want a sweatshirt or a bumper sticker of any of my kids' schools. So drinking out of a "Panther Central" cup is sort of a big deal for me.
How'd you do? Could you name them all? Did you come up with any others? Let me know!