10 things I wish I'd have known before becoming a parent...

Saturday, July 14, 2018

1) You'll learn to live on minimal sleep from that point on and then you'll wonder exactly how you needed 8 hours sleep just to get by and go about your day as normal, now you can do it on 2 and even stop at a play gym for an hour - fueled on coffee may I add, lots of it.

2) You can't nurse a hangover in peace

3) You can't reason with a 2-year-old. No matter how hard you try and how amazing your patience is. They hold all cards in that department, m'fraid!

4) Those moments from you not being able to wait for them to talk, quickly turns into desperation for them to turn 18 and move out. Seriously, that's the truest statement I've ever written.

5) Time flies. It really does! (Apart from when you're in the doctors waiting room watching the same episode of Peppa Pig on YouTube, over and over again!)

6) Children are just exaggerated versions of ourselves. Maybe a little sassier.

7) Set your expectations high, your children will follow. What's the point in slumming yourself through parenthood? You are your child's teacher. Be that person you want them to grow up to be.

8) Children remember more than you think they do. That red car with the blue stripes you gave to the charity shop? The one he didn't touch for months? He's sifted through the 150 strong box of matchbox cars and remembers the red one with blue stripes and wants it now.

9) You can never take too many photos or videos


10) You can't take spontaneous trips anymore! Ok, I mean you can... just no those to McDonald's at midnight or those late night drives - unless you want a bunch of upset, tired kids in the car?


What would you 10 things be?

I'm tagging the following bloggers to take up this challenge -


Here are the Rules

  1. Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
  2. List 10 things you wish you'd have known before becoming a parent (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.)
  3. Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #10ThingsIwishIdHaveKnown Tag.
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