I decided to create a checklist to help you better understand whether or not you’re an Ordinary Mom. This isn’t the end-all, be-all of ordinariness, of course, but if a few of these sound familiar, you might want to go ahead and hop on the Ordinary bus with me.
You Might Be an Ordinary Mom if…
You have to move the laundry in order to go to bed.
You’ve stashed dirty dishes when company was coming and you didn’t have time to wash.
You’ve ever left a kid somewhere…on accident.
You consider playing in the pool a bath for your kid. (Chlorine kills everything, right?)
You’ve ever had to fire your Tooth Fairy.
You invite friends over just so you’ll actually clean the house.
It’s just assumed you’ll be late.
You’ve used baby wipes to dust the living room.
Friends and family have copies of your car key because locking them inside is a matter of IF, not when.
You have a hat specifically for unwashed/uncolored days.
You’ve used clippers on your legs because shaving takes too long.
After grocery shopping, you put away the perishables and leave the rest for a day…or three.
You’ve regifted. Anything at all.
You throw your clothes back in the dryer instead of ironing them to get out the wrinkles.
You’re on a first-name basis with your pizza/Chinese/sandwich delivery guy.
If any of these hit home for you, welcome to the tribe! This is a zero judgment, fully supportive band of moms who know what it’s like to excel in some areas and accept Good Enough in others. What would you add to this list? I’d love to see your suggestions in the comments!