1. You think waiting in line for ten minutes to use the restroom at the local mall is a “piece of cake.”
2. You have ever wondered what “normal families” did on weekends?
3. You have ever taught a class on the “Irish Points” system.
4. All your trips to visit distant relatives just happen to coincide with a local Feis.
5. You have checked airfares to Shannon “just in case”.
6. You can recall the exact moment you said, “The hell with this, I’m getting her a wig”.
7. You have checked results from the Boise Feis, because “you never know”.
8. Your friends wonder why you have a roll of duct tape in your purse.
9. Vacation planning starts with a check of the NAFC schedule.
10. You have ever told your daughter something to the effect of, “Don’t dance next to number 737″.
11. You can calculate the “cut off number” for qualifying for the “Nationals” from the Oireachtas but have difficulty figuring out how much of a tip to give at a restaurant.
12. You have lost the use of your dining room table for an extended period of time on account of Irish Dance.
13. You’ve ever “helped” your daughter with her school project so she could practice dance, then were actually proud of the “A” you received.
14. You consider orange an appealing skin tone color.
15.You can estimate, within fifteen minutes, the time it will take for each set of dancers to complete their competition, taking into account every finite mathematical permutation to determine what time U-14 prelims starts.
16. You refer to a period in your life as “Before ID”
17. You don’t think it strange to glue socks to your child.
18. You “just happened” to have your daughter’s hard shoes in your purse at a pub, church dinner, or family-get-together (bonus points for a funeral).
19. You can correctly pronounce words like, “Siopa Rince”, “Comhaltas”, and “Oireachtas”.
20. You are actually keeping track of your score on this.
15+ congratulations! You’re a MAID.
More than 10, but less than 15, you’re a Feis Mom with “commitment issues”.
Less than 10, you’re probably just starting out… don’t worry, you’ll get it