Having a baby is sure to turn your entire world completely upside down. While a little one brings extraordinary joy to the parents’ lives, let’s face it, things never remain the same for them.
However, there is nothing than the actual experience that can prepare them for parenthood. Sure, parenting classes, advice and books can help but nothing truly helps them understand how much their lives are going to be affected by the little pocket of sunshine that has entered their lives.
Endless diaper changes, continuous feedings and sleepless nights are just a few initial challenges that come with being a parent. However, one thing that might come as a surprise to you is that when you become a parent, fulfilling basic responsibilities won’t seem like much of a hassle to you and you will be happy to be completely consumed by the tiny addition to your family.
Being a parent will be a constant learning process for you. While some lessons might not be as fun, others will be quite amusing and in fact, oftentimes, hilarious! Here are some of our favorite picks of things you learn when you become a parent:
You’ll Never Poop Alone Again
As a parent-to-be, you need to enjoy your solo toilet time while you can. There is nothing you will be able to do to get this time back. Even when your kid is completely entertained or playing with your spouse and you quietly sneak upstairs, your kid will most probably be standing in front you wanting to be on your lap.
Yes, your dignity will have to go out the window as every time you’ll try to go for a pooping session, you will be followed. Don’t think for a second that locking the door will be an option as they will just stand outside the door and bang, cry and scream until you give in!
There Will Always Be Pen Marks on Your Child’s Hands
Like any other kid, your kid is also most likely to get hold of a ballpoint and decide to scribble all over their hands or worse, their face – ALL THE TIME! No matter how many times you wash their hands or bathe them, felt tip marks will simply appear on their tiny fingers over and over and over again.
You Will Become an Expert at Multitasking
Parental survival greatly depends on multitasking. One minute you may be feeding breakfast to your kid, the next minute you might find yourself doing the dishes, chopping vegetables and washing clothes! Parents become an expert at getting more done in less time. While multitasking becomes a necessity at one point, as a parent you need to remember to set everything else aside to spend some special quality time with your child.
You’ll Have to Make Your Peace with Baby Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo – We Know You Are Singing It!)
There always comes a time in our lives when we hate listening to some particular popular children’s tune, and they make our ears bleed. However, as a parent, you are most likely to start liking those tunes and your colleagues might even catch you singing them out loud at work!
You’ll Never Sleep for Eight Hours Straight
Catching some z’s will become more difficult than ever. One can say that parents are a part of a scientific research to prove that sleep is not a crucial necessity of human life! One good approach to stop feeling like zombies after your baby arrives is sleeping when the baby sleeps. Even small naps every now and then can help you feel happier and more alert.
Your Tea Will Always be Cold
One unproductive task that you might have to perform repeatedly as a parent is keep running back to the microwave to heat up your tea. Along with me-time, teatime will also become a rare blessing!
Your Face Will Be Covered with Slobbery Kisses
When your baby is little, you might be always nibbling and kissing on their little toes and fingers. However, when your little angle starts using their mouth and exploring this beautiful world, you are most likely to have your entire face covered with slobbery kisses and love that will not only have you reaching for a towel but also melt your heart!
Your Carpet Will Always Have a Stain
While there are a lot of joys that come with having kids, not all moments are quite magical. Younger kids tend to leave a mess everywhere they go. You need to be prepared for your carpet to always have some sort of stain on it. Remember, kids will be kids! It’s best to learn some home remedies to clean various types of stains that you are likely to encounter.
Your Priorities Will Change
Do you constantly worry about keeping your house clean or not missing your favorite TV show? You might even be cleaning your house every alternate day or clearing out your schedule to watch those shows. However, after your little one arrives, your priorities will change drastically! You would much rather snuggle with them and watch cartoons rather than spend time scrubbing the kitchen counters clean!
Baby Talk Will Become Your First Language
Not only will you become fond of playing peek-a-boo with your baby but baby talk will also become your first language. When your baby will happily gurgle, babble and coo, you will make similar sounds right along with them. Baby talk isn’t just fun, it is also crucial for the baby’s development!
We hope that with all our aforementioned favorite picks of things you learn when you become a parent, you found something worth your while! As a parent, you might start experiencing things that you never thought you would in a hundred years. However, you are most likely to love all of the process and that’s the beauty of this miracle!