Have You Ever – A Checklist for Moms!
We have all played some version of this game, where you get questions and answer in binary form – Yes or No. With parenting, the game becomes more fun and secretly we are all guilty of answering more ‘Yes’ for all wrong reasons. 😉
Here is the checklist which I had played recently with other mom friends of mine and funnily I have done my share of goof ups.
- Have you ever as a new mom forgotten that you had a child recently?
- Have you ever been puked/peed upon in your hands or hair by your kids?
- Have you ever left home with spit on your clothes?
- Have you ever locked a bathroom gate to escape from kids?
- Have you ever hid your favorite snacks from your kids?
- Have you ever lied to your kid about the noisy toy that you secretly hid away?
- Have you ever bribed your kid to hide things from your partner?
- Have you ever made an excuse to run an errand to get out of the house?
- Have you ever forgotten in a mall that you got your kid with you for shopping?
- Have you ever been embarrassed your kid in public?
- Have you ever apologized to others for your kids funny yet humiliating tantrums in public?
- Have you ever asked for diapers/wet wipes from strangers in public because the diaper bag was left at home mistakenly?
- Have you ever absent-mindedly started singing ‘Wheels of the bus’ or ‘Baby Shark do do’ in a public setting or in office?
- Have you ever got out of events/meetings by using your kids as an excuse?
- Have you ever let your kid have more screen time/play time, because you are too tired to indulge them?
- Have you said yes to things and instantly regretted them later?
I had given an answer yes to most of these and I am not even guilty. Locking the bathroom door to bathe in peace is the most common sight in my life now. And, I do hymn the nursery rhymes in office and others around look astonished.
I consider puking and being peed upon is a sign of progress in motherhood. Been there, done that multiple times! There are many other embarrassing yet adorable tales of Baby M that make me laugh and angry at the same time. It’s for anothet time.
How many of these pointers in the checklist did you relate to? Do share your score with us in comments. And, if you like the list, share it with your family and friends and have a laugh together. 🙂
This post is written as part of #MyFriendAlexa by team Blogchatter and I am taking my blog to the next level. You can also read my older post on great expectations from kids.
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Ramblings of a first time mother and also a working mother.
My answers are a proud and cute yes for many of the pointers in the checklist! Thats what mommyhood is all about I guess 😊 and I surely seem to have progressed well! Thankyou for this fun ride down the memory lane,and worth sharing with new parents!
Happy that you could relate to it. Mommyhood is a shared experience and everyone would have few similar stories for sure. 🙂
Great list! Its nice to see that you have created lighter moments for mothers like us :).
Glad you liked it.
Great list. I could relate to many of those.
Glad you enjoyed!
Oh my god, your post bought a smile on my face with each line I was reading, and then it was a yes too for many(sheepishly but not guilty)
May be that’s the beauty of being a mother.
Nice checklist sure to share.
Haha, thanks Pragun. Glad you liked the list. Do share with friends and watch them also sheepishly say yes too many. 😉
I got a mix of yes and now. But yes, I have apologized umpteen number of times to strangers for the behavior of my child
Happy to know that I am not alone in apologizing. 😉
Thanks for visting the blog.
Great take on the popular series! Fun read !
Even I can answer most of them with a Yes. Loved reading the post….
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This is such a good compilation..I scored 13. But I’m proud of it #tmmreads
That’s a real good score. 😉
For new experience and new beginning. A checklist is so helpful for all mom’s for sure
Travelled back in memory lane along with my wife…. We could tick of a few of these for sure… Thanks for sharing and writing in detail.
Thanks for dropping by!
That’s a relatable post. I can check so many boxes on this list.
Hahaha…I have been there done that twice over now.I have two adorable grandsons and have lived through all these incidents.Kids will be kids wont they? I find great pleasure in being peed or puked on..its a blessing to have a baby in your arms, isnt it?
Thanks for visiting Harjeet! You have lots of experience with this then. And, yes holding a kid in your arms is a true blessing. 🙂
Loved reading the post. I was reading the questions and answering, didn’t keep a tab on the number of yes but surely, am coming out guilt free too…so happy the diaper phase is over for me!!
Glad that you liked the post. 🙂
Due to lockdown, the travel is restricted. I can relate to one from this: peed/puked on hand and not favourite snack hidden as my Baby is an infant but he wants what I eat. So I have to eat when he isn’t looking. 😀
Glad you can relate to it. Infants also nowadays are equally active to a toddler. 🙂
I have done so many of these , nostalgia full throttle
Thanks for visiting.
Locking a bathroom gate to escape from kids! haha. I guess everyone needs some me time, by hook or by crook! 😉
Shh…that’s a mom community secret. 🙂
5/16..not bad at all. I am lucky to have kids who are so well behaved infact much more mature than me.. Hahaha. Lovely post.
Lucky you! Glad you liked it. 🙂
As someone who never had to face it, I salute you and all others mothers… I honestly can’t understand how you all manage it.
Thanks Roshan, it all come with the role I guess. 😉
Few questions I can relate so much but yes!! I never forget that kids are there with me in Mall(they never let me forget 😉
Haha, momentarily it happened once when I forgot kid and husband both in the mall. 😉
A long list yet has some relevance with being casual with life.
Yes, mommying also needs to be chill. 🙂
Could relate to most as I have faced them too 🙂
Haha,thanks for visiting!
I have been there done that and still doing that for most of these.Motherhood is a roller coaster
Thanks for dropping by. 🙂
I can relate to most of the points you shared. As a mom, I was nodding at every point.
Thanks for dropping by! 🙂
I just had a couple of yes. But that made me realise my daughter has been quite kind to me. And I kept blaming her for giving me a hard time during childhood. And also that I had a strong support at home.
Oh, she has been surely kind. Having a great support system is always helpful.
Aww these are so real issues we moms often talk about. Well, I also loved to lock myself inside bathroom until my baby starts knocking and there goes my 2 minutes of peace.
But, I am sure those 2 minutes are bliss! Thanks for visiting.
So many of these things happened with me too. Why feel guilty, its a part of a new mom’s life!
Yes, that’s the spirit of post. Be guilt free. 😉
Mommies can do the craziest of things! 🙂
Those are some moments we can never forget. Such a relatable post.
Thanks for dropping by.
LOL, these are some ooops moments of life…
Every mom goes through these phases and times, indeed mine were mostly yes though today I am much more comfortable with the practice of motherhood.
True, with time we master the art of motherhood.
Such a cute post that triggered some cute memories of my children when they were babies. Stirred in pure nostalgia.
Glad that it reminded you of happy memories. 🙂
This is really a funny checklist for new mothers. I am yet to experience this but I can imagine how funny the situation will be.
Thanks Paresh for dropping by.
I am not a mother yet, but this sound such a funny game. I have seen struggles of a mother among my sisters and sis in laws…
Thanks Nazish, do share with them for laughter. 🙂
While I can’t relate to this, some of the pointers in the checklist however does give me a smile!
Happy to know that it made you smile. 🙂
That’s a great list! I will definitely share with my newbie mom friends! 🙂
Reading your list is actually fun. I am not going to lie here but me as a mom also checked a few on the list too.
Yes, its very reasonable for all moms to do so. Thanks!
Ha ha perfect! I could yes to almost 80% of this checklist!
Thanks for dropping by!
haha i can relate to this so much, i loved the most is absent minded singing
Thank you, happy that you liked it. 🙂
ha ha, this is a fun list, have to answer yes for most of the questions!!
Same pinch. 😉
Hahaha, this was such a fun post. I was expecting something really serious, and was pleasantly surprised. #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads
Haha, glad that the light hearted post made you smile. 🙂
Yes for some and to my luck no for some. Nice blogpost. Had fun reading it.
It was a fun post to read. The questions are great. I being a dad of a 1 n half year girl I can relate this with my wife answering these questions 😃
Ah, it must have been relatable for both of you. Glad you liked it. 🙂
Nice post…enjoyed reading.