I have discovered that a sense of humor is a great way to deal with some of the everyday crises that mothers face in caring for their offspring. And since I like “you might be” lists, I have collected my own.
…if you know that a band-aid and a kiss are better than a doctor most days.
…if you don’t flinch when your child uses his shirttail for lack of a tissue.
…if you can meditate in the same room as a toddler with a xylophone.
…if you can enjoy reading “The Biggest Bear” for the twentieth time.
…if you can see the eternal value of wiping things all day long.
…if you have little teeth marks on your chap stick.
…if you plunge things deep down under other stuff in the trash can to keep them from being rescued.
…if you absentmindedly eat the food you just scraped off your baby’s mouth with the spoon, and hope nobody else at fellowship meal noticed.
…if you can keep a straight face and sympathize with a child’s distress at not being able to get his buttons into their cracks.
…if you consider it all in a day’s work when there is panic in the bathtub.
…if you feel vaguely hungry at 3:00 P.M. and realize that you fed everyone but yourself at lunchtime.
…if you are willing to give your life away every day for the sake of little people who have no idea that you ever had any other life… You might be a mother.