There are a few things I catch myself doing these days that the 21-year-old Lisa would have never seen coming. Kids change everything.
For instance, the other day I was driving around in the mini van with my daughter and her friends. We had the windows down and we were jamming to Taylor Swift. That’s right, I know all of the words. I don’t care. My Mom thinks I’m awesome.
Not only do I find myself sniffing my baby’s ass to see if he pooped, but if I’m not quite sure, I’ll actually stick my finger in there and see if it comes out clean. I know it sounds gross, but clearly you’ve never tried to pin down my toddler and remove clothing to “peek for poop”. It’s okay to judge me.
I never imagined I’d be old enough to have a teenager going to prom. Like any good mom, as my son was leaving to go pick up his date, I gave him a hug and told him to “have fun and don’t knock anyone up”. I am very wise.
The rock songs that used to get stuck in my head are now replaced with the Spongebob Squarepants theme song.
Action/Adventure movies have been replaced with the newest iCarly or Victorious.
My love of cheap wine has grown deeper.