2. You can carry on a conversation with stuffed animals, Barbies, cars, dinosaurs, and assorted other toys (and, no, you don't find this odd at all).
3. You've memorized Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, and countless other books because you've read them so often (and you're sure that memorizing those has pushed other, more important, details out of your head, which is why you can't find your keys in the morning).
4. You've developed a stomach of steel. A few times cleaning up after sick children or bandaging up bloody boo-boos, and you can handle almost anything.
5. You know the words to the Barney song and several other songs that you really can't stand.
6. You find yourself humming those very same songs at work.
7. You can really see the airplane in the two lopsided circles your 4-year-old has drawn.
8. You've done at least three of those things you swore you were never going to do as a parent, and sometimes you don't even feel bad about it.
9. Your mother's voice has come out of your mouth at least once.
10. You really do have eyes in the back of your head. (Okay, it's really that you're just very, very good at anticipating what your kids are doing -- and, refer back to #1, you know quiet is bad -- but it doesn't hurt if your kids still believe that you just might have magical powers!)
This post was inspired by Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop