If only I had know…………..

        • me and baby boysThat time truly flies and people were not exaggerating when they said “they grow up so fast”
        • That life really does change when you look at that tiny bundle and suddenly realise you are responsible for another human being
        • That one so small can create so much poo
        • That irony is not lost on babies
        • That boys WILL wee on you as soon as you remove their nappy
        • That no matter what colour you dress your child in, people will always think they are of the opposite sex
        • That second hand is not second best
        • That it will take 30 minutes more than you allowed to get out of the house
        • That babies smelled so good after a bath
        • That sleep is for the weak
        • That colic does get better
        • That cold tea is all I will drink for months and to invest in a thermos cup
        • That LEGO is a weapon
        • That poo could be such a funny word to toddlers and boys of all ages
        • That it is OK to get angry
        • That I will never again be able to go to the toilet in peace
        • That I would know The Hungary Caterpillar off by heart
        • That I would cry on their first day at Preschool
        • That DVD’s do not wear out though repetitive play even if you wish they would
        • That nativities are so emotional
        • That is it perfectly acceptable to get sick of cooking and preparing meals
        • That it is natural to live in constant fear of something bad happening to your child
        • That it is not acceptable to fancy one of the presenters of CBebbies
        • Daytime naps for Mummy as well as baby are totally acceptable
        • That the odd jar of baby food and bit of salt will not harm your child
        • That saying no to homework is OK
        • That the cleaning can wait
        • That it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help
        • That weetabix dries like concrete, so wipe it up quickly
        • That when people are starring at your whilst your child is having a tantrum are actually thinking “oh no, poor woman” rather than “gosh what a crap mother”
        • That I would be a better parent for having some me time
        • That being a parent is the hardest, but most rewarding job in the world

This post is my entry into the Aptaclub ‘If Only I’d Known…’ competition

 

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5 Responses

Great post, and oh so true!

SAHMlovingit | 03.26.13

Haha – chuckled my way through reading that. Perfect, Jen.

Oh so true! This did make me smile :-)

Jill | 03.26.13

Fantastic post, agree with it all, made me smile as I read! X

Hah! That made me laugh out loud and cry!?! Mum of 3, 2 boys n girl who is constantly trying to find where her willy is much to her brothers amusement….

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