. . . keeping interested parties out of the kitchen while you cook is for safety reasons, and not because help wouldn't be appreciated.
. . . you measure time in laundry units. For example. I need to stop at home between this and this so I can change the laundry over, or I can be at the park until the dryer is done, or I can watch (show x) while I fold the laundry.
. . . your toddler unpots a plant 4 times in 4 days, and all you do about it is repot the plant, vacuum the floor, and exhort your preschooler to leave the plant OUTSIDE!!!
. . .you're in love with the warm weather and your kids love of the sandbox. You're just not in love with the entropy of sand.
. . . dry underwear is worth celebrating.
. . . you feel a great milestone is reached when your preschooler turns off the light before he falls asleep, instead of falling asleep with it on.
. . . you look forward to having your VT over so that your kids will make a huge mess and have fun while you are having adult conversation. Meanwhile you have a great excuse to ignore the mess that is being made.
. . . you tell yourself that a slow 20 minute walk with your kids is "exercise."
. . . you have to remove cars (or dolls) from your sewing table before you can sew.