Remember the Sunday mornings when you’d roll out of bed no earlier than 10am, cook up a delicious breakfast and just do whatever you fancied for the rest of the day? Ah yes, you are remembering now aren’t you? There were no screaming children demanding the cartoons be put on or waking you up to point out they have yet again ‘had an accident’ in their beds.
Kids are wonderful of course, they bring more love and joy to your life than you could have previously imagined but they sure as heck don’t make day to day life easy. Never fear, you are not alone. In fact, I bet every Mum can relate to these 6 impossible tasks having a kiddo around:
Trying to juggle a baby whilst simultaneously enjoying a meal is a feat no one can achieve, no one, not even Beyoncé. You both likely come away from dinners looking like you’ve partaken in a food fight, not civilised meals.
Before the little one arrived, all you had to do was prepare yourself for going out (and that could sometimes take an age!). Nowadays you have to create a game plan every time you leave the house, foreseeing all the possible poop disasters one can dream up.
I bet showering every single day is just a distant memory now. Sure, it’s a little gross to basically regard a good wash as a quick go over with a baby wipe but you know as soon as you shower you’ll be covered in vomit, pee and goodness knows what else.
Even if you set aside some time to give the house a good spring clean, you can be sure within minutes of starting the baby will need nursing. You can also guarantee that as soon as you tidy up the living room, your darling baby will proceed to destroy it with all his might.
Friends and family can get rather annoyed that you aren’t calling every night to catch up about the day’s antics but let’s face it, with what little time you do get to yourself, you don’t want to spend it hearing what Lisa did at the office!
Before the little terror was around, it’s probably safe to say you loved to immerse yourself in a good book or get lost in a great TV show. Sure enough, you’d be lucky to get 10 pages in or finish a single episode now without getting torn away to ensure your baby hasn’t fallen down the toilet!
These simple achievements may seem like a lifetime away now but it will be worth it when the kids are all grown up and ignoring you… At least think of all the time you’ll have to yourself!