YOU KNOW YOUR A PARENT WHEN…

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 Β 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.

– My handbag is no longer mine.
Instead of my handbag having a purse and make up and hairbrush in. Its now filled with loose change, kids toys and sweet wrappers.

-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”?

“SSSSLLLEEEEEPPPPP”.

Says it all really these days.


Β – 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, Β 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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31 Comments

  1. February 2, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Hahaha! This post is soooo true! Actually 6am is a lie in for my mummy! We definitely agree that it's the best job and also the hardest in the world! πŸ˜‰ #TwinklyTuesday #LetKidsBeKids x

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:39 pm

      Aww 6am bless ya :)… thanks for the lovely comment hun πŸ™‚

  2. February 2, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Such a lovely post and I nodded along with all of them! We are definitely parents haha xx

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Hehe glad you liked it and agreed hun πŸ™‚ ..wouldnt change it for the world thou hey! thanks for the comment. Xx

  3. February 2, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    absolutely spot on each and every on!! i am defo a parent! haha! thanks for sharing! suz x beauisblue.com

    • February 2, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      And what good parents we are hehe πŸ™‚ thanks taking the time to read and Comment sweet x

    • February 3, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Aww thankyou ms for stopping by and taking them the time to read tho hun really appreciate it. Baby wipes are my best friend lol xx

  4. February 3, 2016 / 11:34 am

    So true – I have a three month old so the 7am lie-in and 10 min shower definitely apply to me as sudden luxuries in life. For me, I also find that having, and enjoying, a cup of tea (no hot drinks over babies!) is a rare and wonderful treat these days. And I never understood it when friends with babies fretted as to whether they were going to cry or not in public – I'd think, 'they're babies, don't worry if they cry, its normal'. Now I TOTALLY get it! #sharewithme

    • February 4, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      People without kids really don't realise how easy they have it lol. I have friends without kids are always complaining there tired lol if only they knew xx

  5. February 3, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Made me giggle. Yes, to everything…. Well, except maybe the "bum smelling". My daughter is 5 now, but definitely been there and done that πŸ˜‰ #bloggerclubuk

    • February 4, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Awww your safely on the other side now lol just enjoying the peace and quiet until the teen years hit lol x

  6. February 3, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    when I'd come home from work at night, we'd be talking for an hour, and realize it was all about the baby and poop

    • February 4, 2016 / 5:53 pm

      Haha who doesn't love a good baby poop conversation lol. Thanks for reading my post and commenting πŸ™‚

  7. February 3, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    One of my moments came the first time my youngest refused to eat anything because I wouldn't give him what he wanted. At first, I was stern as my own upbringing was "you eat what you get or you don't eat" but as the minutes turned to hours, I panicked thinking, OMG, he might actually starve himself. Meanwhile, he is screaming that he is hungry. All I could think was, I'm starving my child. Is this really worth it? I definitely panicked. LOL! #bloggerclubuk

    • February 4, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Haha yeah I always end up giving too. "If you don't eat that, you won't be having anything else"
      5 mins later I'm in the kitchen making them toast lol

      People always say there not gonna let themselves starve if there hungry there eat what's in front of them.

      But I'm pretty sure mine would be happy going without lol x

  8. February 3, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    I agree with all of the above. And yes, baby wipes are amazing, I think I will be buying them long after the children have left home!
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsbeKids

    • February 4, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Won't we all :p… honestly don't know where I'd be without them x

  9. February 3, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Oh the shower one really got me! I get so envious of my husband when he heads into the bathroom all by himself for a shower – that almost never happens for me. It's such a luxury when I can shower without an audience! x

    • February 4, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Agree there or even without the echo of "mummmm" "mummmm" "MUMMMMY" up the stairs lol x

    • February 4, 2016 / 6:04 pm

      I'm the same, use to by face wipes and baby wipes but now it's easier and cheaper just to use baby wipes. One product with so many many uses xx

  10. February 5, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Haha! Yes, very true – I'm a shameless bum sniffer these days! #sharewithme

  11. February 8, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Agreed – silence with children involved is suspicious, not golden! Ten minutes extra in bed is glorious. You make so many funny & true points here! Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk xx

  12. February 9, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    I was definitely nodding along to all of these which are daily occurrences here with two toddlers. Silence is frightful with my two and sadly no lock on the bathroom door makes for interesting shower times either get in and out as quick as possible or have an audience of two conversating around you. lol Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  13. February 9, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    #2: I went to a fancy work event at my husband's job a while ago, and for the life of me I could not figure out what to put in my purse! What do people put in there when they're not carrying around Cheerios, action figures, a few cars, wipes, and a diaper? Thanks for the laugh.
    #sharewithme

  14. February 10, 2016 / 7:43 am

    Totally agree with all of the above. What's a lie in???

  15. February 24, 2016 / 10:30 am

    This list is great!! Sniffing their bum in public! I think I do that without even realising it nowadays!! My hubby sometimes gets up with the kids, but he works nights so not too often, but after my 'lie in' I still have to get up and do everything I would normally have to do anyway, so it kinda defeats the object!! xx

  16. February 28, 2016 / 8:05 am

    Absolutely spot on! I'm only three months into motherhood but the bum sniffing and wondering how I ever coped without baby wipes is so real! And yes 7am is certainly a lie in!! xx #KCACOLS

  17. February 28, 2016 / 8:47 am

    Haha love this! You are so right about those 10 minutes in the shower being like you are in a spa! #KCACOLS

  18. February 28, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Nodded along to all of this. Especially the silence thing, if the house is quiet then the toddler is most certainly up to no good. I use baby wipes for everything! I think even when Leo doesn't need them anymore I will still be buying them just for general cleaning haha.

    Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. Hope to see you again next Sunday x

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