I’ve probably said it 209890845 time by now – being a parent is hard. Suddenly everything that you do has the added challenge of taking care of another little human while you do it. When you decide to be a parent, you are warned and probably feel ready to accept the responsibility that comes along with having a baby. You can read blog posts, read parenting books, ask other parents, watch movies, do all of the research in the world, but there are somethings that are just unexpectedly hard when you have a baby.
When I say unexpectedly hard, I mean the things that are harder in reality than you thought they would be or things that you never would have thought of that now seem impossible at times.
Here are 25 things that are unexpectedly hard when you have a baby:
- Going to the bathroom
- Taking a shower
- Shaving your legs
- Finding a successful morning schedule
- Finding a successful bedtime schedule
- Succeeding at any schedule
- Diaper changes (these are so hard they got their own post!)
- Keeping on top of the vacuuming
- Wearing clothing not covered in bodily fluids
- Wearing clothing not covered in food
- Making plans with friends
- Not talking too much about your baby
- Staying up past 8:00 pm
- Not calling your spouse mama or dada
- Zipping pajamas on a fighting toddler
- Watching a whole episode of anything
- Not singing along to your children’s toys
- Keeping Cheerios out of the furniture
- Knowing what kind of food you just stepped in (well, you hope it was food.)
- Finishing a hot cup of coffee
- Finishing a hot plate of food
- Finishing a conversation
- Going out to eat
- Leaving any room
- Doing most things
Good thing they are cute, right? 😉
Check out 25 Things That Are Easier When You Have a Baby to see the reasons that our little ones are worth is in the end!
Anyone else? What everyday tasks were unexpectedly hard when learning to live with baby?
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