I've wanted to be a Mommy for as long as I can remember. There were things about parenthood that I knew would be hard. When I was pregnant with Eric I got the standard "Your life is about to CHANGE" advice. I was pretty sure I would have sleepless nights and I knew I was ready due to the 3700 parenting books I read during that first pregnancy. There are parts of motherhood, however, that you simply can not prepare for.
I have a running list of things that in all my wildest dreams I never thought I would have to say.
There are the standard things that I just thought I would never say because I would be AWESOME. Turns out I'm not so awesome because I regularly say "Because I said so," and "Do I need to call Daddy?" Also I say no a whole lot more than I imagined I would. Among the more entertaining things (because kids like to keep life interesting):
- We don't eat baby wipes.
- We don't put things in our nose.
- Hey! Who wants to play the quiet game!!
- You have to wear pants to go outside.
- No you may not eat chocolate chips for breakfast.
- We don't wash the floor with toilet water (eek)
- Stop pulling my ears!
What have you found yourself saying that you never saw coming?