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11 Things Only Moms Of Small Children Understand

Time is precious! Whether it's an afternoon at the grandparents' house or it's time to cook dinner, now it's easier to bring playtime almost anywhere. Find Play Stow Go products at Toys “R” Us.

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1. First of all: ABS (Always Bring Snacks)...

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2. ...because you know you can never underestimate the power of a well-timed snack.

It's saved you before, and it'll save you again.
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It's saved you before, and it'll save you again.

3. And when it comes to meltdowns, distraction is key. Logic will fail, so always be prepared for distraction.

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See: #1.

4. The new norm is 45 minutes to get out of the house for a 15-minute trip.

And 45 minutes isn't that bad, actually!
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And 45 minutes isn't that bad, actually!

5. And you're always worried about remembering the training diapers, regular diapers (in two different sizes, of course), undies, wipes, and a change of clothes (for you and them!)...

...for a quick trip to the gas station.
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...for a quick trip to the gas station.

6. You have at least 20 pacifiers but can never find one when you need one.

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When you do find one, it's as if you've finally found true peace.

7. You know that it's important to take your kids for some kind of adventure before naptime.

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A stimulated kid now = a sleepy kid later.

8. Often, a three-minute shower can feel like a three-day vacation.

Get you in a shower for three minutes, and you might as well be this carefree stock photo model — that's how nice it is to have a minute to yourself.
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Get you in a shower for three minutes, and you might as well be this carefree stock photo model — that's how nice it is to have a minute to yourself.

9. You're willing to do anything to get them to sleep.

This is the most beautiful sight in the world to you, and not just because it's so incredibly cute.
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This is the most beautiful sight in the world to you, and not just because it's so incredibly cute.

10. And staying out late now means 8 p.m.

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11. And finally...you now know that it's possible to love someone so much that even their drool smells good to you.

It's hard, but it's heaven.
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It's hard, but it's heaven.

Whether it's an afternoon at the grandparents' house or it's time to cook dinner, now it's easier to bring playtime almost anywhere. Find Play Stow Go products at Toys “R” Us.