2 – When you have got so used to calling your other half ‘Daddy’, rather than his name, you start doing it in public and don’t even notice.
3 – When you walk into the supermarket, look down, and discover you have the baby’s pureed vegetables splattered down your outfit, with drips as low as your ankles.
4 – When you leave your house for a rare night out and realise you have a massive smile plastered to your face as you walk down the street.
5 – When you make yourself a cup of tea or coffee when the kids are asleep, switch on the TV, sit down on the sofa – and don’t realise until 20 minutes later you have been staring at children’s cartoons.
6 – When you start up a conversation about poo with your friends and no one bats an eyelid.
7 – When you head out with the kids with a bulging nappy bag, only to discover that the bulging nappy bag contains nothing you need. No nappies, no drinking cups, and no baby wipes. And then the baby poos, the toddler is desperate for a drink, and you discover an old pouch of baby food has squirted all up the inside of the bag.
8 – When you find yourself humming the tune to ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’ as you’re cooking dinner.
9 – When you cheer, clap and whoop out loud when your potty-training child does a wee in a public toilet. And you don’t even care who hears you.
10 – When your friend asks how the baby slept last night and you genuinely can’t remember what happened.