Sometimes you're born a "fort" mom, and other times you slowly become one over time. I fall into the latter category, though I never meant to be this type of a mom. After all, being a "fort" mom comes with a very specific list of requirements, like hunkering down for an undetermined amount of time and making the best of any situation with your restless little ones. There are some clear signs you're a bonafide "fort" mom, though, that I wasn't aware I possessed any of them... until recently.
A fort mom is the kind of mom who prefers staying in doors to being outside, dessert to any other meal, Espresso and coffee to tea, and family time over time spent with literally anyone else. Now, it's not like a fort mom is a friendless shut-in, but she has her priorities and makes no apologies when voicing them. To my surprise, I've found the fort life is the best life for me. While I thought motherhood would change me in some magical way, my disdain for actual pants, crowded places, and pushy people has remained... despite having two kids.
And let's face it, I'm well-past my "going out" days. I'm more than happy to stay at home under a fort built by my children, enjoying the wonderful comfort of stretchy pants and discarding things like makeup and social obligations. So with that in mind, here are some signs you might be a "fort" mom, too.