20 Classic Aspects of Parenthood That Only Moms Will Understand
When a baby is born, everything changes. And often, a new mom’s lifestyle is no longer the same as it once was. For instance, if before you spent 15 minutes washing your hair, now you are happy if you have a whole minute to do the same.
Bright Side put together some funny observations that will be familiar to every one of those who has a child. Although not all of these moments may be true for all mothers, you will doubtless see yourself in at least some of these situations!
- You began to say “we” about yourself and your child: “we ate,” “we got sick,” “our tooth fell out’ (although all your teeth are in place).
- In seven minutes you can do more than most people do in a day.
- When you kid goes to sleep, you relish the freedom to do whatever you want - from doing the dishes to laundry to cleaning house.
- When you meet up with your friends all you can talk about is your baby, and how much you miss him or her.
- You learned how to give your child shots, despite your previous fear of needles.
- You can do many things at once: cook dinner, breastfeed, talk on the phone and watch your favourite TV show. Renowned multitasker Julius Caesar has nothing on you.
- Sleep excites you more than sex.
- You can hear your child sneeze, even if it’s night time and your bedroom door is closed and your partner is snoring right next to you.
- Baby clothes interest you more than clothes for adults.
- You're willing to swap places with with your baby when the latter has a fever or gets ill.
- You suddenly become aware of the crazy amount of danger outside your home: all those huge puddles, the neighbours’ angry dog, Fluffy. How did you not notice them before?
- You are free to watch TV alone only when your kid has been in bed quietly for longer than 30 minutes.
- Rest is when you go shopping without the kid.
- When your baby successfully goes to the bathroom, you congratulate them like they won a medal.
- Now you examine and evaluate toys in terms of how long they can keep your kid occupied.
- You change more often than teenage girls getting ready for a date. Your clothes always have weird stains.
- A 15-minute shower with a closed door sounds like a spa getaway.
- You know the names of all the characters in your baby’s favourite TV shows.
- You also catch yourself singing baby songs long after your baby went to sleep.
- Now you can proudly celebrate Mother’s Day and receive wishes and gifts.