You Might Be The 2nd Baby

If none of your toys have working batteries, you might be the 2nd baby.

If you wear onesies that aren’t new, but “clean enough,” meaning there are only a few small stains, you might be the 2nd baby.

If your first taste of cake comes long before your 1st  birthday, you might be the 2nd baby.

If you’re not only permitted, but encouraged to watch TV at 6 months old, you might be the 2nd baby.

If you’re 9 months old  and have never worn shoes a day in your life, you might be the 2nd baby.

If your baby food is less freshly “made from steamed, organic vegetables, grown in a garden tended to by magical gnomes” and more “whatever your sibling dropped on the floor,”  you might be the 2nd baby. *

If you develop cat-like speed and reflexes before your 1st birthday so you can duck and roll while the 3 year old  leaps over you as he tears through the house, you might be the 2nd baby.

If you’re lucky enough just to have pants on, let alone ones that actually match or any sort of accessories, you might be the 2nd baby.

If your parents put you in a grocery cart without one of those plush, clean (and crazy cumbersome) cart covers between you and the seat, you might be the 2nd baby.

If you’re more likely to take your naps in the car while your parents drive to and from schools and practices then any sort of bed, you might be the 2nd baby.

Feel free to add your own below!

Big thanks to my Facebook friends for helping me with the post. So much more funny in this thread.

*Shout out to @Bebehblog for that hilarity.

  • Suzanne - EVERY SINGLE ONE of those things is happening in my house RIGHT NOW. Except for the car nap and the shopping cart – those are going to happen 10 minutes from now when I stop reading blogs and drag these kids to Target.

    xoxo for the shoutout!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - If you don’t learn to talk until the age of 2 because your sibling doesn’t let you get a word in edgewise, you might be the 2nd baby.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - If you learn how to chuck toys at your older sibling in defense (or as a distraction) you may be the second baby.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - If you’ve never heard Itsy Bitsy Spider, but can fist pump to Party Rock Anthem, you may be the second baby.

    If I highly considered knocking you over instead of clapping when you started to become mobile, you may be the second baby.

    If you were born with a full head of hair that would make Justin Beiber jealous, but you’ve still never had a haircut, you may be the second child.ReplyCancel

    • Leslie - These 3 are fantastic and right on the money with my 2nd.ReplyCancel

      • Nicole - My Beiber-baby was rocking out to Party Rock Anthem when I wrote these! It’s good to know I’m not alone!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny B - Oh I am so glad I am not the only one who doesn’t accessorize my 2nd baby even though she is a girl and everyone loves to dress girls. I just feel like she’s lucky to not be naked. Also, she never wears shoes.ReplyCancel

  • Upstatemamma - If your bedroom is so full of old clothes that you have never actually been in there you might be the fourth baby. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jason - If your name is Ethan and your older brother’s name is Connor but your parents call you Conno…Ethan then you’re definitely the second baby.ReplyCancel

  • Fran - If you haven’t been rushed to the emergency room for every fever or bump on the head in your first 6 months, you might be the 2nd baby.ReplyCancel

  • Criss - Uh-oh… what does that say about me if these things are true at my house, but we only have one baby?

    (We don’t call the baby “Conno… Ethan,” but he does get called “Gus” quite often… which is the cat’s name…)ReplyCancel

  • April - If mom’s pants serve as a sterilization device for your pacifier instead of the disinfectant wipe and boiling water that were required for those of your older sibling, you might be the 2nd baby.ReplyCancel

  • Erin E. - I know I have a ton, but off the top of my head are:

    – If mommy can’t remember the last time you (9 month old) had anything besides a sponge bath, you might be the second baby.
    – If you frequently wear your sisters pink jammies (and other clothes) because mommy hasn’t done laundry in an eon… might be the second baby.
    – If only handfuls of pictures exist of your 1st year, but your older sister has thousands…… might be the second baby.
    – If mommy tries to decide just throw a towel on top of peed on sheets in the middle of night instead of changing the whole kit n kaboodle……you might be the second baby.ReplyCancel

  • Sherra - If you eat from the dog bowl because your mom isn’t getting your meal from the stove to the table fast enough & no one bats an eye, you might be the 2nd baby. (Or even the 1st around here, but moreso my 2nd.)ReplyCancel

  • KK @ the mom diggity - If you wear the same clothes for a week straight and only get a bath because you smell so strongly of sour milk, you might be the second baby.

    Not that I do this with MY second baby of course 😉ReplyCancel

  • tobasco - At least half of these apply to me and I only have one child. If we ever have a second, it is so screwed, haha.ReplyCancel

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