You know you’re a mum when…

You know you’re a mum when…

I’m sure it’s not just me that finds myself doing things and saying things that make me chuckle now I’m a mum. Tell me, is any of this familiar?

You know you’re a mum when…

1. You can’t get to sleep because you have the Thomas the Tank Engine theme tune in your head.

2. You get the urge to shout ‘tractor!’ when you see one whilst you’re driving, only to realise there’s no toddler in the car.

3. Equally when you hear a fire engine go by, the only reasonable response now is to shout out ne-nor neee noooor!

4. You start to talk in baby language. Sheep becomes Baa Baa. Yoghurt becomes Ogurt. Banana becomes Naana. You get the drift.

5. You use baby sign to tell a Spanish waitress you’re hot. True story – I really did this on holiday last year.

6. Your mum friend texts with the most amazing news ever…the poo has finally been done on the potty! Gold stars, high five, fist pump emojis all round.

7. You know all of the words to your child’s books and could read them out loud with your eyes closed… A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood… 

8. You judge every new village you drive through on the quality of it’s park.

9. Pretty much every sentence that comes out of your mouth at dinner time starts with “You can have some yoghurt if you eat some broccoli/carrots/peas/anything remotely healthy that isn’t bread”.

10. Your heart melts when you get a simple “uv ooooo” at bedtime.

I could go on and on. Tell me what else should be on the list? Leave a comment in the comment box and let me have a giggle…


I’m linking up with:

Tammymum3 Little Buttons
Hot Pink WellingtonsDiary of an imperfect mum





  1. 12th January 2017 / 9:40 am

    11. You think discussing the consistency of your baby’s poo is acceptable conversation

    12. You know all the softplay joints in the neighbourhood

    13. You wake up frequently in the night, even when your baby start sleeping through…

    When you know you’re a parent

    • thisismenow
      13th January 2017 / 11:45 am

      Hahaha yes definitely when it’s acceptable to discuss nappy contents!! Should have said it applies to you know you’re a daddy when..! Thanks for reading.

  2. 12th January 2017 / 10:56 am

    This is so true. I’ve definitely done all of these, right down to the baby signing at inappropriate moments! I’m now almost incapable of saying “hospital” correctly as I’d rather say it my son’s way: “hostabottle”. #familyfun

  3. 12th January 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Ha ha, definitely relate to all of these!
    #SharingtheBlogLove and #ablogginggoodtime

  4. 12th January 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Hahaha yes to everything!! I can’t remember the last time I went to bed without the Justin’s House theme tune in my head

  5. 12th January 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Haha, I’ve just nodded along to every one of these! On any rare occasion that I’m out without my little girl, I’ve been known to point out trains and lorries to my friends (and have actually felt excited about seeing them too!) #ablogginggoodtime

    • thisismenow
      13th January 2017 / 2:55 am

      Haha yep kids definitely bring back excitement – it’s kind of lovely to see the world through their eyes! X

  6. 13th January 2017 / 6:45 am

    Great list and very true!! I’ve got choo choo on my sayings list. You know your a mum when sick stained trousers doesn’t seem an issue! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    • thisismenow
      13th January 2017 / 8:00 am

      Haha yep that too!

  7. 13th January 2017 / 11:34 am

    Aww, I love these! I’m not a baby talk person so I thought I’d be safe from most of the talky ones, but I’m definitely guilty of pointing out every tractor / digger / train / nee-nor that passes! Also, when your handbag is full up with random toys, tissues, and baby wipes rather than lipsticks and pens. Thanks for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • thisismenow
      13th January 2017 / 11:39 am

      Haha how do you avoid the baby talk!? Teach me please!!!

  8. 13th January 2017 / 12:50 pm

    You have an audience
    When you take a wee. Great post! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • thisismenow
      13th January 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Oh yeh, standard! Should have added that, how could I forget! X

  9. 13th January 2017 / 5:32 pm

    These are amazing! It’s funny what you end up doing once your a parent!

  10. 13th January 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Lol to the tractor shouting. I do that all the time, even now and N is nearly 6! #sharingthebloglove

  11. 15th January 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Love these! I am always shouting tractor, digger or anything else remotely different to the norm! And yes I checked out the local park before agreeing to move to our new home. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  12. 16th January 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Hehe! I can relate to a lot of these, including cooing over people at work when I returned from maternity leave. Opps!! Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam x

  13. 3rd February 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Haha I can totally relate to the mummy friends conversations and we haven’t started on Tommy the tank, but in the night garden! Omg the songs and noises of that show haunt me in my sleep

    • thisismenow
      3rd February 2017 / 11:02 pm

      Hahah my nephew was into that bit luckily we have escaped! Peppa Pig is now a firm favourite! Eeeek! Thanks for reading x

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