This Mother’s Day we bring you definitions inspired by our children and our patients. Don’t think we’ll out-hip Urban Dictionary, but we’re moms…. by definition we are not hip. Enjoy your day.
Sleep walker: the daytime state of a new mom.
Sweater: a garment worn by a child when his mother feels cold.
Displacement: a vacation with toddlers.
Sick: something moms are not allowed to become.
WOW: MOM upside-down.
Mommometer: a mom’s hand on a feverish forehead.
One zillion: number of times a mom says “wash your hands” to her children over the course of their childhoods.
Yesterday: when the sports/camp/school field trip form was due.
Today: when the child hands the mom the sports/camp/school field trip form.
Working mother: Every Mom
Water torture: a grade-school son’s interpretation of a mom’s announcement of “shower night.”
Boomerang: a mom’s realization that her child is acting like she did at the same age.
Happy Mother’s Day from your two Pediatrician Moms,
Julie Kardos, MD and Naline Lai, MD
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