Do you use a crayon to write your grocery list? Do you forget when your last haircut was but spend an hour photographing someone else's first time in the barber's chair? If so, we're guessing you're a mom! Click through for more funny moments that are sure signs you have a child.
In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day, we asked moms to tell us what their kids think they really do at work all day. When I asked my younger kids, they had different perspectives on my job (a parenting writer).
While my 3-year-old said, "Mommy does typing on the computer all day," my 10-year-old was a little more . . . well . . . blunt. He said I "write stuff about how kids are supposed to act and what their parents should do about it." Close, but not quite!
The moms we asked had much funnier answers to share. These answers are bound to make you giggle.
It's time to accept the cold, hard truth.
I'm not a crafty mom. I'll never be a crafty mom.
One of my goals for 2013 was to actually try some of my pins on Pinterest. I love looking through what other people have pinned, I love seeing good ideas, and I love pinning things of my own. However, I'm not great when it comes to following through and actually putting some of these great ideas into practice.
Therefore, I gave myself a goal. One pin per week.
At first, I was flying. I found several recipes that were hits with my family, from the 10-month-old to the picky 2-and-a-half-year-old to the 30-something husband. I tried a couple of cleaning tips (apparently blue Dawn plus warm vinegar is the cleaning elixir!). I wasn't just meeting my challenge — I was exceeding my challenge.
Then I realized that I had two boards I was great about adding pins to, but those boards remained untried: "Crafts I Can Handle" and "Crafts For the Kids." Hmm . . .
If Pinterest, Facebook, and many, many blogs written by moms are any indication, doing amazing crafts both with and for your kids is the new benchmark. Why spend your money on a bin from the store when you can cover an old diaper box? Why put hair bows in a drawer when you can work together and create a gorgeous hanger? A good mom is a crafty mom. She creates amazing products and engages her children in a wonderful way. They aren't just crafting — they are making wholesome, quality memories.
My toddler is part of an art playgroup. One of my friends has really embraced her inner preschool teacher/wholesome-crafty-mom persona. She gathers a group of 2-year-olds together, and every week we do something different. We paint with pine branches, we experiment with homemade puffy paint, we stamp with muffin tins, and we marble paint with shaving cream. The kids adore it.
I can do that . . . right?
One of the things I realized about myself last year was that stepping out of my comfort zone brings me unexpected joy and pride. Crafts are definitely out of my comfort zone, so it was time to try.
What would weddings be without the hilarity of flower girls who tell everyone to be quiet or talented little dancers? A little less entertaining, to be quite honest. It's these candid and silly moments from kids that can make weddings stand out for being so memorable. Luckily, several of these instances have been caught on camera and shared with the world via YouTube for us to enjoy. So click on, have a laugh, and don't forget to hit "record" the next time you're at a wedding and see a magic moment about to happen.
Today's HuffPost Cute Kid Note of the Day really has us chuckling: 7-year-old Scarlett Blazenhoff's three-chapter booklet, "How to Be a Cool Person."
Blazenhoff's dad, Rusty, posted it on Laughing Squid for all of us to enjoy. He tells readers that while some of Scarlett's advice is based on things he's told her, other gems, like "Don't were clothes at the dinner table," are hers alone.
What's the funniest thing your child has written?
Kids say — and do — the darndest things, and if their parents are lucky, they have a smartphone or video camera at the ready to capture them for posterity. Sharing an especially funny video on YouTube with friends and family can result in an instantaneous 15 minutes of fame, so share with caution. Here, some of the best kid-centric viral videos that have had us laughing out loud, forwarding to friends, and sharing on Facebook!
It's a familiar story to any parent: that time you heard yourself utter the most absurd warning to your children. The words or phrases you stumbled onto may have made sense in the moment, but you'd never have said them before becoming a mom!
Do they give out an Oscar for cutest impersonation of a nominated film? We didn't think so, but after seeing Maggie Storino's photos of her lil one mimicking scenes from each of the movies nominated for the Academy Award for best picture, the winner would be obvious. For the second year in a row, the photographer mom has posted posed pictures of her daughter doing just that, including Lincoln shown here, on her Tumblr, Don't Call Me Oscar. Other favorites from this year's collection include her renditions of Argo and Django Unchained.
Kids seriously say — and do — the funniest things. If you've ever thought one of your child's habits was odd, these confessions from other moms will remind you that all kids do bizarre things.
As mom blogger Kim B. puts it: "Every single thing kids do is weird. They chew off their toenails, eat debris from the goldfish cracker crumb coral reef growing beneath the couch cushions, they talk in alien-chicken voices and have hour-long conversations with their thumb. It's gross and loud and eyebrow-raising, but also kind of awesomely normal at the same time."
Click through for a funny look at some of the strange things kids do every day.
This has to be the cutest baby video we've seen all week! Watch what happens when this baby's favorite song comes on in the car . . . we promise her reaction will make you smile!
What are your kids' favorite songs?