Just like with pregnancy, there are a lot of changes that happen when you become a parent that no one really prepares you for. You leave the hospital with a tiny human and quickly realize your world is now completely about them. But there’s more.
1. You’re now a “mom driver”.
Every other car on the freeway becomes your enemy and you purposely drive in front of the worst ones so they can see your “baby on board” sticker.
2. “Sleeping in” is waking up anytime after 5am.
Even on nights when you’re baby-free, your body just isn’t used to sleeping until noon anymore.
3. Your kid is usually dressed better than you.
There just isn’t enough time in the mornings for both of us to look our best, so I take one for the team.
4. You talk about your kids nonstop.
Every conversation starts with “we’re new parents” or “do you have kids?”
5. Going out just isn’t the same anymore.
You get a babysitter and decide to take on the town, but quickly realize that you’d much rather be at home, snuggled with your little one, singing the itsy bitsy spider 99,000 times. And I guess that’s parenthood 🤷🏽♀️