There’s nothing like a full on fat reality check to slap us in the face in this word, and no greater do those reality checks comes than in parenthood. Whatever you are thinking before you become a parent, you can bet your bottom dollar you are in for some harsh truths once you become a parent. Sorry…don’t shoot the messenger!
Harsh reality check 1
You think parenthood is going to be a beautifully smooth fruit puree….
instead it’s more like a lumpy bowl of stew with a bunch of unknown ingredients inside which can often taste like this…
Harsh reality check 2
You think parenthood is going to be like running through a meadow of flowers, deliriously happy…
instead it’s really more like running through the line of fire…
Harsh reality check 3
You think you won’t ever want to spend a minute away from your baby….
when in fact you are mostly found watching your clock counting down the hours to bedtime and wine o’clock…
Harsh reality check 4
You think you’ve got this motherhood thing covered….
come on now, who are you kidding? You know it looks a lot more like this…
Harsh reality check 5
You think you want a massive brood of kids like this..
nope, actually, one or two will do nicely, thank you very muchly! Be quiet now ovaries please.
Damn those movies for setting us up for these! What have been your harsh reality checks as a parent? Do leave a comment and share.
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