Before I became a mother I, like most people before they were parents, had a bunch of ideas and ideals that I was adamant I was going to stick to. For instance, before I had a baby, I was unwavering in my belief that a baby shouldn’t become dependent on a dummy.
Fast-forward to my first night at home and a screaming baby and I quickly revised that particular decision.
As I quickly found out, the ‘idea’ of how parenting should be and the reality were two very different things. As soon as I gave into this and just went with the flow, I found out I stopped beating myself up about ridiculous things and as a result, started to enjoy it more.
The other eye opener is that, BC (Before Children) I couldn’t, even if I tried to, imagine the kind of conversations that I’d be having with my husband or my children. There is no possible way of knowing that some of the words or phrases coming from my mouth would even be spoken, let alone be dropped into conversation so casually…
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For example, this casual text I sent to my husband recently:
Jack has worms. Can you swing by the chemist on your way home?
Once upon a time the IDEA of having to type or utter those words would have repulsed me, yet as a veteran with nearly 15 years of parenting under my belt now, I would say that almost nothing phases me. As evidenced by the following phrases I never thought I’d say…
1. Come here! I need to smell your bottom