Thursday 18 May 2017

Parenthood - The things they don't tell you!

Becoming a parent can be such a special time, meeting your baby for the first time and all those magical moments our family and friends tell us to look forward to.

However most parents will be aware that whilst they moments are very special there are so many more moments that make you stop and think... "well they didn't tell me about this!". I have been speaking to some other mums about these hilarious parenting moments to share with you all and here are some of those moments we have all "enjoyed" since becoming parents.

- You will never pee alone ever again, need the toilet in a public place? Then you best be about ready to be exposed to a restroom full of women waiting to use your cubicle as your toddler tried to escape whilst you sit on the loo! Trying to keep the door closed with one foot without peeing on yourself as you balance on the edge of the toilet seat growling your child's name through your teeth so nobody outside can hear you!

- Playdates will very rarely contain actual "play" think more along the lines of becoming a duplo referee. Stalking your child around the cramped soft play grabbing their socks as they fling them at you as they run. Trying to hold some sort of conversation through the soft play ball pit with another mum about how little sleep you've had whilst never actually purchasing that coffee you swore you would get when you first walked in!

- Toddlers can be gross like really gross - " Today I picked a broken Pom bear out of my 1 year olds butt crack. I have no idea how it got there. I wish someone would have warned me about how gross some days are!" - Abbie from www.mamawilkos.com

- Kids certainly don't mince their words! - I wish someone told me how straight forward talking kids are! Many of times my girls have said something about someone aloud and it's REALLY embarassing! Never mind about being super confident, not giving a damn what others think... my middle doesn't care if someone sees her scratching her bum in public! Beth from www.life-as-mum.co.uk

- The poo! Oh yes ALL the poo! - I wish someone had warned me I would end up stepping on poo. With no shoes on. Or socks. More than once. Laura from Www.mumoam.co.uk

So next time I walk past Mothercare and feel my ovaries twitching at the teeny tiny sleep suits and baby booties, I will switch my mind to the less glamorous (but totally hilarious) side of parenting I think we often forget and remind myself exactly why we chose to stop at 2 kids!  

Do you have any funny parenthood tales to tell that you have since discovered after having kids?  I would love to hear them in the comments below!



  1. Ain't this the truth. I can NEVER pee alone without my 4yo asking me a million questions!

  2. Too cute! I was smiling all the way through. Yes, been there done that, a million times over. It's funny because I thought oh, I'll never forget these years. And along came the grandkids and I keep thinking "how does this go again?" The thing I remember most from those years? What a beautiful thing it was when I was finally able to pee alone!

  3. I love reading posts like these - I'm not a parent yet and I very much appreciate the warnings, haha!

  4. Aww, great list. I'm so glad my children let me go to the loo alone!

  5. This made me laugh so much. Since I became an auntie 4 years ago I have seen so much poop it's unreal. And sick, dribble, bogeys. I love my niece with all my heart though!