· You’ve ever waited desperately for your spouse to get home so they can explain a concept that your kids just aren’t “getting.”
· You routinely go grocery shopping with not only your young children, but also your school-age children in tow. You consider this a lesson in budgeting and healthy eating.
· You consider a trip to the grocery store by yourself a luxury.
· When you do go out by yourself, you catch yourself looking behind you for the children…even though you know they aren’t with you.
· Your school supply cabinet is running over.
· You have more books in your house than you do shelves to put them on.
· Your Pinterest boards are divided into subjects.
· You know exactly what your children ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…every day last week.
· You find schoolbooks under the sofa on a regular basis.
· You look forward to field trips and testing days for the grownup interaction.
· You’ve been to the park when it was virtually empty.
· Your children have read every book and watched every movie in the shelves.
· The library was once a place of magic and mystery…now, they’ve read everything they want to read, and it’s getting boring.
· You’ve made your children write a report about a nonfiction book that you picked out.
· You consider whether or not there is lesson value in every book that your children read.
· You stand and peruse books on science experiments for children in bookstores.
· Your local used book store knows when you come in that you’re going to have more books than they can process in a hurry.
· You’ve ever based your party date around when a specific family could attend.
· You know exactly what time your spouse should walk through the door after work. Some days, you count down the minutes.
· Your laundry pile is over your head…and you’re home all day.
· You perfectly understand how someone can be in the house all day and yet not accomplish any of the necessary chores.
· Your kids don’t know a lot of slang terms.
· Your kids listen to the same music you do. They have no idea who many pop artists are.