escape out of McDonalds with change from $50
You miss a day
of washing and as a result you spend the next
month trying to catch up
You don't know
what the bottom of your washing basket looks
like, since it's never empty
at you when you're out with all your kids like
you have two heads
No one wants
to come to your house or invite you anywhere as
it's just way too noisy
You don't need
to invite other kids for a birthday party,
there's enough at home already
to babysit anymore.
You don't get
invited to parties anymore because it ups the
food budget by about $100
You learn to
lipread to be able to watch your favourite show
answer when you call them by the wrong name.
You get issued
with more than one Medicare card just to fit the
neighbour erects a NEW fence INSIDE the boundary
fence to help block out the noise your kids make
in the backyard
shopping trolley just doesnt hold enough
when a sales
assistant asks you what sizes you're interested
in, and you say "whatever's on sale"
because it'll fit *somebody*
when you have
3 children at home for a few hours and your
having a rest day.
When you need
one trolley alone just for the nappies.
try to 'poach' you to their church because they
need more numbers in their kids classes.
When a 'group
hug' can break a rib
go to McDonalds they assume you are the booked
You need to
book the party room at McDonalds just so you can
go to a doctor - even for a bad cold- they ask
what you are going to do for contraception so you
dont have anymore.
common question you are asked when out is
"OMG are they all yours?"
You take up
the whole pew at Church
when you go
through a loaf of bread packing lunches for the
phrase "are you crazy?" becomes etched
in your brain because you hear it so much!
No matter what
the hour, when mum goes to the loo someone else
HAS to go URGENTLY!!
dinner, the kitchen looks like an army mess tent!
washing threatens to swallow a child if left any
When 1 BBQ
chook and a large chips just wont do!
When you cant
offer a lift to any of your kids friends as there
is just No room in the car.
When the noise
level in the house resembles an AC/DC concert.
When you have
to wake up at least 2 children to go and pick the
others up from school.
outing takes more organization than a miltary
backyard has more bikes,scooters,skateboards,toys
swings etc than a Daycare centre.
neighbours think you are RUNNING a Daycare
When you no
longer have to worry about painting the walls
because they are completely covered with
drawings,painting and craft done by you kids.
When you are
running low on milk because there is only 5
litres in the fridge.
When you get
up to go to the loo in the middle of the night
and you come back to discover your bed full of
small sleeping bodies!
when you can't
even remember how many kids you have!
single handedly boost the numbers at any birthday
party and you need two hands to carry the
When the one
of the first things people ask is how many
bedrooms you have in your house.
You run two
fridges and need two washing machines.
realise that you will not have enough couch space
when the kids get bigger and no longer want to
sit on their BoB the Builder foam flip out sofas
decluttering takes up all the space in the
When you turn
up for kindergarten school orientation for the
third time and still have to find babysitters for
You lust after
the latest people movers.
You have been
playgroup member for longer than any of the
current playgroup kids have been alive - its a
cross generation thing.
longer believe that 'this one will be our last'
When you have
to rattle off half a dozen names (including the
pets!) to get the right child to answer!
don't recognize you un-pregnant because you're
usually almost always pregnant!
When a friend
you hear from all the time greets you on the
telephone with "any new additions yet?"
When your kids
don't need to join sporting teams because you can
make one of your own with just the members of