Before I became a parent, I use to look at my friends who had kids and see some of the things they use to do for and with them and think “What on earth”?. Back then Some of the things they did seemed so alien to me and I could never imagine myself doing them.
However that quickly changed … and here I am now, being that person, that parent. The parent who isn’t afraid to sniff there child’s bum in public whilst being looked at by people. Its become the norm now well at least for me it is.
I think when your a parent everyone has that moment where they think “yup, I’m definitely a mum/dad now”.
So thought I’d go ahead and share some of mine;
– You think waking up at 7AM is a lie in.
In this house if the kids wake up any time after 7AM then its nothing short of a miracle. Leaves mummy feeling like a whole new woman and I’m ready to take on the world.
-Sniffing my child’s bum in public.
Sniffing my kids bums in public to see if they’ve done a poo has now become just part of my standard day. I use to try and hide it or do it discreetly but now i just don’t care who sees!!
– 10 minutes in the shower with the door locked feels like a day at the spa.
Managing to have a shower without an audience and without little ones shouting up to you.. is a luxury these days. If the doors unlocked in this house i normally find at least one kid trying to climb in the shower or bath with me whether there clothes are still on or not.
– Baby Wipes are now used to clean everything!!!
who knew one product could have so many uses. Whether its a mucky mouth, a pooey bum, giving the bathroom a once over or cleaning the dashboard of your car. We can never have enough baby wipes in this house and NEVER leave the house without them.
– When You’d rather go to sleep than have sex.
YAY we have a babysitter for the night. YAY the kids are in bed.
“what should we do”?
Says it all really these days.
– The kids have been in bed for half a hour and your still watching cartoons.
This happens pretty much every night. That realization that happens after about half hour of the kids being in bed that your still not only watching cartoons but also that your still singing along too.
-When silence is golden. Except when children are involved.
That dreaded moment when you think “Wow the kids are being quiet”. Never will a parent run so fast to see what there child is up to. Most the time in my experience, they’ve been touching something or doing something they shouldn’t be. There is obviously the 1 in a 100 rare occasion that they are actually just sat being quiet. SHOCK-HORROR.
-In the last 20 minutes at least Someone has cried.
If you come to visit us .. at some point i can guarantee that at some point you will be witness to a cry or scream that could quiet frankly end a zombie apocalypse. Crying is just one of those things that happens regulabrrly in this house, whether its our little girl crying because we wont let her go out on her own, Our little boy crying because we wont let him draw on the walls or mummy crying because well lets face it just happens.
Last but not least but by far my favourite is;
-You know your a parent when you realize that its the best and hardest job in the world.
Each day consists of smiles, tears, tantrums and laughter. But its all 100% worth it and i wouldn’t have it any other way.
I would love to hear what some of your moments were when you went “Yup, I’m definitely a parent”?.
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