I’m not going to lie, becoming a mother has been the hardest thing I have ever done. I haven’t slept in seven months. I am always exhausted. I am always on edge. And I look like someone has punched me in both eyes.
HOWEVER, I have found that there are actually a few things that have become, dare I say it, EASIER since the arrival of my son. To give some hope to the future moms and dads, here are the top seven things that have become easier since having a child……
I am sooooo good at crying now. I well up at any slightly touching story line…dog needing to be rescued….montages of any kind…..David Attenborough narrating the magical journey of turtles discovering their new land…..and yup, you guessed it, any John Lewis ad ever made.
I am much more empathetic for the people around me. Oh you’re going to be three hours late to my birthday party because you’re stuck in traffic? No problem. Oh you spilled cheese on your top? Take mine. Oh you you forgot to bring money for lunch? Let me buy that for you.
Carrying the shopping home
Lugging humungous shopping bags home was the worst part of my week. I would have to take two or three breaks in order to get home, my five minute walk became twenty minutes. Now I have my own personal trolley. I simply slide my bags onto the hinges of the pram and glide my way home as quick as a gazelle through the plains of Africa.
Hello Pillow! I can fall asleep anywhere I please. I used to struggle with bed time, tossing and turning, thinking about all of the day’s activities and tomorrow’s worries. But now, once my head hits that pillow I am gone.
It only takes a glass of wine now to feel a good buzz. Prior to the baby, I would have to drink about two large glasses of wine (okay, okay, five jagerbombs) to feel a little niggle.
Winning any argument
Finishing any argument with “…remember that time when I pushed your son out of my vagina…” End of argument. I win.
Since the arrival of my son, I can honestly say I have never found loving someone come so easily.
What have you found that has become easier since having a child?
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