A political mom is a special type of mom who somehow finds a way to juggle work and their civic duties, all the while keeping dinner on the table and the kids happy. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve put together this list of 14 ways to know whether you’re a political mom. So if you are, or someone you know is, a political mom this list should sound very familiar. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
1. Your kids have campaigned while still in diapers.
2. Your kids believe Election Day is a special holiday.
3. Your kids have had their photos taken with elected officials who will likely not be holding office by time they’re old enough to vote and actually know who they are.
4. Your kids have put together or played with yard signs.
5. Your kids have been door-knocking or to a phone bank.
6. Your kids have been to a fundraiser or campaign rally before they’re old enough to get an allowance.
7. Your kids call an elected official of no relation to you “aunt” or “uncle.”
8. Your kids know when session is in because it means more quick meals and long days.
9. Your kids have marched in parades on behalf of a politician on President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day, or any other patriotic holiday.
10. Your kids have been hauled to four rallies in two days across the state just to show your support for a candidate.
11. Your kids have eaten cold pizza and candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a campaign office just so you could keep on phone-banking to victory.
12. Your kids have told people who to vote for even though they were another 10 to 15 years away being able to vote themselves.
13. Your kids wore a “Future President” onesie as a baby and you picked out their future campaign manager, before picking out their preschool.
14. Your kids’ wardrobe consists of countless campaign T-shirts.