Posted by Fitz

  1. Their kid has fallen down the stairs (or off the bed, or the couch, or the coffee table), too.
  2. Noodles are on the dinner menu more often than they’re not.
  3. Not only are they too tired to have sex, but their husbands are, too.
  4. Days can sometimes feel endless, but years go by in the blink of an eye.
  5. They resent what they perceive to be a great imbalance in division of household chores.
  6. If they work outside the home, they’d love some time to spend at home.  If they are stay at home moms, they’d love to have some time to spend somewhere else.
  7. At least 50% of their body is encased in some style of Spanx  and/or workout gear at least 50% of the time.
  8. They look so good when they see you because they try to, and you wouldn’t find them (or their house) looking so good if you stopped by without notice.
  9. Relief is spelled b-e-d-t-i-m-e.
  10. Their budget is tight.
  11. They secretly are comparing themselves to you – for better or for worse.
  12. Productive days are defined by the number of errands they can run, the number of adults they talk to in a given day (Target cashiers don’t count), the length of naptime, and how long they can stay up after the baby goes to bed.
  13. They are worried that they are doing something wrong – usually unfoundedly.
  14. They are planning when to get pregnant again (if they haven’t already).
  15. They think that something you do is totally wrong, although they’ll act supportive if you asked them about it.
  16. They have stronger views on breastfeeding or formula feeding than you might think.
  17. Date night doesn’t happen as often as it should, but bickering happens more often than it should.
  18. Their husbands are wonderful fathers and generous husbands…and sometimes they still want to kill them.
  19. They love their family with more than they could ever articulate, and are overwhelmed by the strength of their feelings.
  20. They love you, and consider themselves lucky to have you as a friend.