30 truths about parenting

“Children learn to smile from their parents.โ€ – Shinichi Suzuki

I am a mum of two children, I have a son who is 7 and a daughter who is 5. I started writing this post with the intention to share all of the wonderful things that happen when you become a parent and although there are SO many amazing things that do happen I wouldn’t feel 100% authentic not talking about some of the struggles with some lighthearted humour.

So here is a list of the first 30 things that came to my mind about my experience with parenting so far.

I hope you enjoy and let me know if you can relate to any ๐Ÿ˜Š


1. If you were sensitive about the ads encouraging you to donate money to help children in third world countries before be prepared to be EXTRA sensitive now. It doesnโ€™t just stop with ADโ€™s its everything. TV shows, movies, articles, sad endings, happy endings, literally if there is any sort of emotion involved itโ€™ll hit you 20 times harder than it did before.
2. Poo becomes a regular conversation starter. 
3. You are no longer “cool” and the harder you try the more embarrassing you become.
4. There will be times when you can see yourself expanding your family with another child and other times when you will weigh up the option of whether you advertise your children on eBay for a fixed price or wait to see what best offer you get.
5. You miss child free nights out but when you do get the opportunity to go out youโ€™re exhausted and ready for bed by 8pm.
6. Youโ€™ll skip through your favourite department store to get straight to the kidโ€™s section because any money you could spend on yourself is better spent on them.
7. You will find yourself continuing to watch cartoons long after your children have left
8. When your children are younger leaving the house involves the same amount of preparation as packing to go overseas.
9. You wait until late at night to throw away the thousands of scribble drawings your child guilt tripped you into putting on your fridge.
10. Your negotiating skills become so advanced that you could settle any dispute better than the highest paid lawyer.
11. There is a high chance that the things you love will be destroyed.
12. You crave a sleep in but when the opportunity comes up you wake up early anyway.
13. You will laugh more than you ever had before.
14. If your child is going to say something inappropriate it will almost always be in public.
15. You will need to go back to school to be able to help your children with their homework.
16. Youโ€™ll find yourself saying the things you used to hate hearing your parents say and vowed to never say to your children.
17. Time seems to accelerate at triple the speed.
18. Washing, drying, folding and cleaning will feel like it will never end (and it wonโ€™t)
19. Work becomes your sanctuary.
20. Chaos becomes normal.
21. Children teach you patience that you never thought was possible.
22. The excitement of Christmas you experienced as a child all comes back when you have your own children.
23. Children have a natural radar to start acting up when youโ€™re on the phone, especially when itโ€™s an important conversation.
24. If you have more than one child, itโ€™s almost impossible to have a day where all your children are happy.
25. You will find yourself reaching for your phone to take a photo before helping your child out of an awkward spot.
26. There is no better noise than the sound of your children laughing.
27. There are times where you will be convinced your child is a genius and other times when you accept that they may still be living with you when theyโ€™re 40.
28. As soon as your breakfast, lunch or dinner is ready your child will need to go to the toilet.
29. Repeating yourself 50+ times a day is totally normal.
30. You’ll be able to relate to the fierce behaviour you see when someone gets too close to a mumma bears cubs. There’s nothing in the world you wouldn’t do to protect your little ones and there is simply no love comparable to the love you have you have for your babies no matter how old they are.

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Thanks for reading! โ˜ฎ

40 Comments

  1. While I’m no mom, and never had kids, I can relate a little bit… we have cats. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. It Girl says:

    I dont have kids and for now, I really dont think ill ever want any. However, my best friend has a 6 year old daughter and to be honest I feel sometimes like Im raising her as well! My bestie is a single mom, so we spend the holidays and some vacations together, organize kids bday parties etc. I say I fulfill myself in the parenting area through my bestfriend and her child. Of course, its not the same as having your own child, but I truly relate to so many points you wrote!

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  3. Love this. #7 gave me a laugh because itโ€™s so true! Thanks for sharing these.

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  4. msykmak says:

    Loved it so true, agree with you on every point.Only no 6, I can shop still quite for myself ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. You’re hilarious and so true!! I am not a mother, but I am sure my mother can relate ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. This is beautiful Nat โค I got a glimpse inside mum-life โค

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  7. ravenwing72 says:

    Reblogged this on News, Reviews and the Occasional Blues… and commented:
    This. All of this’nn

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  8. tiredmomsupermom says:

    Truth!

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  9. I love your list! I can relate to all of them!! Had a giggle or two as I read through! Thanks for the post!

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  10. manyofus1980 says:

    my, my I’m glad I’m not a parent lol ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

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  11. Blended Hope says:

    #25 hahaha! They make the best photos though, right?

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  12. This is absolutely fantastic to read! I can relate to every single one of these ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  13. Hi There! Great Post!!

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  14. Lol ALL OF THIS IS SO TRUE!! This is a really cute post and I enjoyed reading it !!!

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  15. Lori_Lounge says:

    These are all true! Especially with protecting our little minions. I literally hid in a bush with my phone on record and waited for my kids to get off the bus because my son was being bullied and the school could not do anything because it was a “he said, she said” scenario.

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  16. I can relate to a lot of these! X

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  17. A lovely read. I relate to all the points. Heart-warming. Thanks for making me laugh ๐Ÿ‘ซ

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