This post is brought to you by Sard but all thoughts are 100% mine.
I’m not new to this parenting caper. I’m currently up the duff with baby number three so you’d think nothing much would shock me when it comes to kids anymore. The truth is my tiny mind is often blown by kid related annoyances that pop up in my life.
I often ask my friends who had kids before me why the hell they didn’t warn me more about the little things you never think about before you become a parent…but the truth is, there is no way you can possibly prepare for the warts and all of being a mum.
We all know the main things that come along with being a parent like the severe lack of sleep, never being able to finish a sentence and how your bed becomes communal once kids arrive, but there are some other little things I had NO idea would happen and still get shocked by on a daily basis.
Here they are. I dare say you may relate:
Your car will resemble the tip
Your car will become seriously nasty. The new car smell will be over powered by the aroma of off yoghurt and your once immaculate floor and seats will be covered by empty food packets, crumbs, toys, crusts, sand, bark etc etc… No matter how often you clean it out – it will take .2 seconds to be trashed again.
Your Netflix and YouTube accounts will eventually only show and suggest kids shows
It may sound trivial but day in day out this simple thing can really tip you over the edge. It’s like a little reminder that your ENTIRE life is taken over by your oh-so-gorgeous offspring.
It will become normal to only eat left overs as meals
Honestly, you prepare and waste that much food when you become a parent that it just makes sense to eat only left overs. Even if you don’t intend to do this you often find yourself full from finishing off half eaten peanut butter sandwiches and bowls of baked beans.
Your washing pile will take over your life
That’s of course until you learn to let it become a part of your furniture. I’m an expert at it…but every now and then it gets the better of me. My two boys manage to stain or rip every item of clothing they own. Multiple wears of any piece of clothing in my house is laughable. I lean on my mum to sew up the nicks in their clothes and thank god for Sard’s new stain remover spray and soaker called Sard Super Power. I spray that baby on everything and you’d never know how much my kids tortured each item of clothing
Your name will be on repeat
And by repeat I mean…even when they’re not saying ‘Mummmmmmm’ you will hear it playing over in your head everywhere you go. Just like the Vanilla Ice ‘Ice Ice Baby’ used to back in the day…but 10 times more annoying.
And just so you know…this is a loving picture of parenthood. Because just as much as these things will grind your gears at times…the moments of pure joy will run through your veins forever. Your kids will bring more happiness into your life than anything or anyone else could ever give you.
Kids are magical – in every way…despite completely highjacking your life.