Parenthood is not at all what I thought it’d be. And I don’t mean in that “I didn’t know how tired I’d be, but how full my heart would be” way. EW. STOP. NO.
What I mean is that we all walk through the birth canal of parenthood and get absolutely blindsided with bitch-slaps of reality. We have these big, huge, Hallmark-esque fantasies of every single aspect of raising children, and do ANY of them match up? I mean…. Yeah, no. Not at all. I tried to come up with things I nailed pre-kids, but I didn’t nail a single thing. I was so far offbase it’s kind of laughable. Well, really, all I can do is laugh at this point or I’ll cry. HOLD ME!
In this blog, I put together a collection of photos showing how we all thought it’d be, and how it REALLY is. I didn’t create all the photos, but damn if I don’t feel them on a deep enough level to where I swear some creeper is watching my fam through the blinds of my house.
6am- busting through my damn door like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, because fuck sleep! Who needs it? Certainly not parents, according to my kids.
Totally thought having a dedicated room for all the toys would improve the neatness and organization of my house. Totally was a moron.
It’s hopeless. I surrender.
FAMILY ROAD TRIPS:
It’s best to just accept that you’re not making it out of this dry.
Now, let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbaya!
RED SAUCE IS THE DEVIL!
Wait…. why did we have kids again?!
Some people meal prep to be healthy throughout the week. Some people meal prep because they want to be lazy for the rest of the week. I meal prep to prove to my kids that humans CAN eat the same thing day after day without dying.
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I have so many wonderful memories from my years as a parent, but my new favorite is my son gagging while cleaning up his own crusty pee from around the base of his toilet.
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If you can find enjoyment in arguing with a miniature human about why they have to take good care of teeth that are just going to fall out of their head anyway- you'll think parenthood is the best.
Unicorns are great and all, but my favorite mythical creatures are well-behaved children