Becoming a parent is probably one of the most life-changing experiences one can have. Literally EVERYTHING changes and your life won´t be the same anymore (for good and for bad). No matter how many books you read (we probably all know “what to expect” but my all-time favourite is this one , too bad it´s for the dads!) or with how many friends you talk, there are certain things you will only realize after becoming a mom.
Here´s some things you will only realize after becoming a mom:
You don´t need 8hours of sleep like you always claimed
You always said you needed a full night of sleep in order to function. Yeah right, you have recently discovered you can function perfectly well with just a handful hours of sleep. You might be having a headache or feel like a walking zombie, but you can function.
That there are so many hours in a day
Before, you might have claimed there are only 24hours in a day, well now with your early mornings you don´t even know what to do with all these hours in the day (and how to survive until bedtime). If you would have known this before becoming a mom you might have been fluent in 5 languages, be a masterchef or have written a book or two. But yeah, that´s not really happening anymore with a little one around.
You consider yoga pants as the new fashionable
You hated leggings and yoga pants were for the gym. In this new reality, you live in yoga pants and if you manage to combine it with a nice top you actually dare to consider yourself fashionable.
That a once simple shower now equals a day in the spa
If only you would have known before how luxurious a shower can be! Before becoming mom, a shower was just a simple fact of life. Now, a shower is up in the category where once only spa´s and massages were in… luxury!
You actually don´t need two hands for a lot of things
Preparing dinner, cleaning up, sending emails, making tea, you actually don´t need two hands for a lot of things. You can function perfectly well with just one hand.
That your life pre-child was actually quite easy
You thought you were having a hard time pre-kids. Stress at work, exams at university, having a hangover and feeling so bad the entire day, a fight with your friend, it was all pretty dramatic. Yeah right! Your life was peanuts before becoming a mom!
You don´t remember the last time you showered
It´s embarrassing to admit but there are days that you don´t remember the last time you showered. Ahum…
That the bottom of the laundry basket and you have definitely broken up
Who would have thought you would never ever see your friend the bottom of the laundry basket again? Yes, you have definitely broken up and for the next 18 years or so you won´t make it back to together.
You and wine became even closer than you already were
Wine was already a very good friend but now you have become inseparable. Before becoming a mom, you would have never thought that you could need this friend at 8:00am already.
That next to tears of sadness, anger or joy, there´s also a thing called tears of desperation
Because let´s face it, this motherhood gig is one of the hardest thing you have ever done.
What other things did you realise after becoming a mom?