Before I was a mom, I never thought I would discover things like…
Parenting is smelly.
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The inside stuffing of a wet diaper is like yellow snow. Cold, wet, smelly and impossible to clean up every speck when your toddler shreds said diaper all over the house.
I know which child dealt it as soon as I have smelt it.
Small children especially love to serenade you when you’re sitting on the toilet. Must be the great acoustics in the bathroom, you think? It’s like Singing Toilet Paper on steroids!
Parenthood is dirty work!
Dirty dishes multiply at the speed of light, especially right before unexpected company drops in.
Cleaning with kids in the house seems pointless…until you go on bedrest and realize what it would look like if you actually quit cleaning! I still need a Cleaning while children growing like shoveling while still snowing sign, though!
Daily showers aren’t necessary for survival. Taking a shower with 3 small children in the house takes planning and luck, especially when your husband is on a 72 hour shift.
Parenting is amazing!
My children can make me feel more frustrated than I could ever have imagined, then turn around and fill my world with more joy and love than I could have thought to ask for.
Kiddos see differences in their own beautiful way. My oldest daughter saw an interracial couple with an adorable baby girl. My loud, outgoing, unfiltered little miss squealed delightedly at them “Awwwww! Daddy is chocolate, mommy is vanilla, and your baby is such a pretty caramel! That is so cool! “. (Thankfully, they took it in the sweet spirit it was meant.)
Mommy kisses can really cure most booboos instantly. You just have to Kiss Baby’s Boo-Boo to make it all better!
Parenthood is full of surprises!
A human can survive indefinitely on hugs, slobbery kisses, sweet tea and hastily gobbled scraps of food!
There are times when I can’t figure out where my kids got some crazy trait, and then there are times when I look in the mirror and say “Ohhh…you did this to me!!”. Of course, when they do something completely crazy, I look at my firefighter paramedic daredevil of a hubby and say they are Just Like Daddy!
Kids have a mind of their own from birth. Sometimes it drives me crazy. Sometimes it keeps me sane.
I have learned so many unexpected things from the mom life. This is just a few of many. What are some things you’ve learned since you became a parent?
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