5 Things No One Told Me About Parenting

5 Things No One Told Me About Parenting

  1. You never get any sleep. Okay, that’s a lie, that’s basically the first thing EVERYONE tells you. But you never believe it until you’ve been up for 48 hours straight with a wailing infant/toddler, wearing a vomit stained t-shirt, hair astray, and you can't recall the last time you ate. 

  2. Sometimes no matter how much you try to discipline your toddler, it's like talking to a brick wall. You get no where... and you look a little cray cray in the process. 

  3. Sometimes having only one child is like wearing a target sign on your back. For whatever reason everyone feels the need to spout out unwanted advice. Your co-workers, the UPS lady, some random lady standing at the bus stop, the homeless guy holding up the "will work for food sign....

  4. If one baby hair on your child's head is out of place, other mom's look at you in disgust. Which is why I HATE having James bring Jasmine to me if I'm out and about. I know, without a doubt, he will show up at 2:00 in the afternoon with her still in her pajamas with oatmeal smeared on her face. I can basically guarantee that I will spend the day trying not to notice the judgy looks that I'm getting from other mothers. However, when James is out with her, it's adorable. He plays that whole "I'm such a sweet Dad and trying so hard to take care of my precious baby girl" card like it's going outta style.

  5. If your child is a bit lighter/darker than you, people can get very confused. You would not believe the amount of people who say things like "awww she's so precious, it makes you want to have one of your own."  No people, she is mine. I didn't just snatch this one out of the nursery because she was the cutest. She actually mine. And I've got the stretch marks to prove it.
I think that about covers it...for now. In about 11 years, I'll be sure to follow this up with Part II "Things No One Told Me About Raising A Teen." Until then, what are some lessons that parenting has taught you? Have you experienced any of these situations?

Photo cred) weknowawesome.com


XOXO Reese

10 comments :

  1. Truer words have never been spoken. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. HAHA. Every single one of those are soo true ... When my husband is going to have our son LAY OUT CLOTHES for him to put on for the day, because he lets our son dress himself. yes our 4 yr old. Which means it will NOT match, and most likely it will be shorts with a sweatshirt, lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL I made James read your comment. He says it's good to know he's not alone!

      Delete
  3. Ooh, good points! I get the whole confused look when people see my daughter's eyes. Huge and brown. Mine are as blue as they get!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am only a few years away from raising a teen. It scares me to death.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck! Be sure to write a post to get us new mommies prepped for the wild road ahead ;)

      Delete
  5. Hey Reese! lol..too funny! I so get the unkempt look that dad's seem to be so good at..my kids always have crazy hair and they're lucky to have matching clothes. Luckily my two older ones have learned how to match their clothes so that alleviates some of the disorderliness..lol. I don't ever seem to notice any stares though...maybe I just have tunnel vision so I don't see them...I love it though when you're in the grocery store and someone tells you that your child is 3 feet behind you...She's behaving fine,she's a good kid and knows mommy's rules, she's not touching anything, not far, I know where she is at...but just because I'm not looking at her directly...I need to be told where she is by some elderly lady...it's not like she's climbing the shelves! lol...wait till you're done with kids (we have 3 girls) and everyone says...SO are ya gonna try for a boy? Um...NO. 3 daughters are plenty! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I seriously hope I develop that tunnel vision. I always feel like the eyes of judgement are upon me when I'm out and about and Jasmine looks messy. I'm sure by the second one I won't care if she's sprinting though Target with no pants, cowboy boots and chocolate all over her/his face.

      LoL, I will admit I am guilty of asking if parents they are planning on having a boy/girl baby to even up the odds ;)

      Delete
  6. This was very funny!! Parenting has taught me to tune out the well meaning morons of the world. I also never knew that children attract strangers like bees to honey. Whenever I don't feel like being bothered with strangers I dress my daughter and I as horribly as possible, LOL! I know it sounds bad but whenever we look like we just rolled out of bed it keeps the crazies away!

    ReplyDelete

Sharing is caring ;)