Friday, 20 August 2021

Things you lose when you become a parent

Hey readers,

When they say your whole life turns upside down when you have children they ain't fucking lying that is for sure. You can kiss your old carefree life goodbye because everything that belongs to your owns is tangible or intangible you have lost and now is the sole owner of your little darlings.

Things you lose when you become a parent

Let's hit hard and go for ideals - somewhere amongst the deprived sleep days of your newborn you lose a part of you and it can be hard to be found. Nothing makes sense anymore, you lose your shit and you will learn the art of negotiation.

 Being the perfect earth mother that you so desired during pregnancy failed badly. All you care about now is being masterful in the art of bribe just so you can get some peace even though you probably spend hours after with guilt and dealt.

Anything within eye level has official gone when they start walking.  I suggest hiding everything that is precious to you under lock and key. These young 'uns have the skills to find anything they want, the more desperate you are not to let them get it the more they will find a way to sniff it out!

All my stationery is destroyed, used, dried up or vanished in the darkest depths of their bedroom. I was deluded in thinking that if I give them my 'posh' fine liners I could sip a cup of tea and then be presented with lids at a later day. In actual fact, I just gone and lost my beautiful pens, chewed to death, god dame it.

The idea is that you pretend you look alright and asking your four-year-old what they think of your outfit. The boy is brutal in honesty, "mummy you have a big bum and you look a bit like the wolf in the three pigs". Don't ever be deluded and pretend you think you look like them as they will bring you back to reality with a hard bump.!

A quiet time where you can watch your programmes, I suggest completely forget it. The child will win hands and down and will take full reigns. 

Forget watching any of your favourite programmes with kids around or learn to read the subtitles but still have the problem of them conveniently being magnetised to the screen and standing there for ages for no other reason than to annoy the crap out of you.

Have you lost anything now that you are a parent? Love to hear your thoughts n the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

12 comments:

  1. I still haven't caught up on the sleep that I have lost as a parent to 4 sons#pocolo@_karendennis

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  2. This doesn't answer your question but I can think of two things you gain as a parent (or when you give birth!) which are guilt and worry! #PoCoLo

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  3. hahaha! This did make me chuckle because it's so true. x

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  4. Love this! It's so nice to hear the other side of "You only know what true love is once you become a parent". As a childless-sort-of-by-choice woman, that one always stung. I do understand children give you a lot in return for all that you lose, but you lose these things you write here nonetheless.

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  5. Haha! This made me smile, it's so true. Eating something to yourself goes down the pan as well! x

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  6. yes, I lost my sanity. But I also gained a lot of organisational skills.

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  7. While I lament the loss of some of my autonomy, I am thrilled with what's replaced it. I have a wonderful relationship with my kids and have learned much about myself. I wouldn't trade it at all. #KCACOLS www.growingexceptional.com

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  8. Free time is a big one. I didn't realize how desperate I was for a few minutes alone until mine headed off to school #KCACOLS

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  9. Free time and yourself. YOu beocome an extension of them in a lot of ways. And then in the teen years you begin to get a bit of yourself back. #KCACOLS

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  10. Brilliant this had me laughing and I totally lost my mind and myself for a few years there. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS

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  11. Haha, this made me chuckle, thanks :D I think I'd have to admit that I've lost my marbles - though some might argue I didn't have many of those to loose in the first place, lol. I've also lost a whole lot of sleep... Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS! x

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