Thursday, January 14, 2016

5 Parent Clichés that are actually true

You know when you're pregnant and people start telling you all this stuff and you're like yeah ok.... Well they were right about most things. Here are 5 of the most cliché things that you hear that are actually true.

1. You talk about your baby's shit everyday with each other. Sometimes after 2 minutes I have to stop the conversation and bring us back to earth. 

2. You become ultra boring on weekends. If one of you wants to go out, the other will not. No one will be upset about it though, deep down neither of you wants to do anything but sit in front of netflix anyways. 

3. You are a worrier. You side-eye that new day-care room college volunteer as if they aren't fit to be in the presence of your child, you think a 99 degree temp is deserving of an ER visit, if your kid sleeps in one hour longer than normal you go in and check on them seven times just in case. 

4. Parenthood is actually the hardest job out there. I don't even know how to elaborate on this. It just is. It's more mentally exhausting than it is physically though. Especially when you have a toddler who's in that "pushing the limits" stage, whether it's your limits or the blueray player's limits or simply just gravity's limits. Something is always getting wrecked. 

5. Your life completely changes when you become a parent. I didn't really take this fully to heart when people told me that once I got pregnant. I thought, "yeah, I can't go out partying all the time, so what?". But it's more than that. You no longer can be selfish. You hardly do things or buy things for yourself. It's not even because you can't, it's because you don't want to. You don't get to put on headphones and jam out to music while reading a book. You have to wait until your kid is sleeping to do that. Instead of reading those "coming-to-age, 20-something-books" you are reading books about vaccinations and breastfeeding and things like "how to raise a grateful, contributing member of society". You just want to be the best "you" you can be for your kid. 

Let's hear from you!

What was one thing that you did that made you think "this is SO cliché!"


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