1. Miscellaneous objects can be found in the most obscure places. Can't find the remote control? Check through the cat door. Lost your phone again? Try the refrigerator in the play kitchen. Still looking for the blue pacifier? Possibly inside the activity cube.
2. Your dining room chairs are permanently stacked on your kitchen table when not in use. It's not so you can sweep and mop easily, though your naïve husband thinks it is. It's because chairs are used as ladders and your little climbers love to push them around to reach forbidden places.
3. When you have company over, guests go on a scavenger hunt to find your trash can. You learned the hard way (multiple times) that it's easier to keep your trashcan behind safety-locked cabinets or doors.
4. Your pantry and fridge are always stock piled with peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, and applesauce.
5. If you don't lock your bathroom door, you will use the restroom amidst company. If you do lock the door, you will most likely either hear "Mommmmmy, what are you doing?" and/or see tiny fingers under the doorway.
6. You frequently find yourself humming, "Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog." You also know the words to every Frozen song.
7. Fragments of food can be found in nearly every crevice. Cracker crumbs in between couch cushions. Smashed Goldfish in the car seat. Cheerios at the bottom of your purse.
8. The only way to keep your walls clean is to have your toddler wear mittens. No amount of Magic Eraser can undo the damage caused by the tiny, sticky people.
9. You stub your toe on baby gates, figurines, and blocks at least once a week.
10. A few minutes of silence is cherished. Anything longer is cause for concern.