Wednesday, March 7, 2012

listable life: 5 things I wish I'd known about being a parent

All this sitting-around-on-the-couch-recovering-from-a-csection has got me chomping at the bit with blogging ideas! Seriously, my blogging creativity that was lost around the 2nd trimester has come back big time, no, HUGE time (Elliot always asks me if he's a big boy and I say "no, you're a HUGE boy!" He loves it. I thought I'd throw that out there).

Today I'm linking up over at Moments that Define Life for the most awesome Listable Life post. I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again, I love lists. Love them. Huge time.

Today, I'm going with the prompt:

5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Being a Parent.

1. That a "schedule" can be changed very quickly.

2. That the list of "important" chores gets switched around drastically.
 Some days the biggest chore that gets done is putting mascara on. Seriously.

3. That saying I wasn't going to do it the same way 
my mom did it is a load of bull-honkey. 
I've come to realize the way my mom did things was pretty much awesome.

4. That I would be judged in some way, shape, or form
by out there. 
Good or bad. 
Big or ridiculously small. 
The mom-judgement thing is real people.
 I'm guilty of this too. It's horrible. But it's real and it happens and I'm not going to pretend that it doesn't.

5. That I would learn to trust myself more than I ever thought I could.
When I first became a mom, it seems like I was looking to anyone with more experience for advice. As time has gone on, I've come to realize trusting my instincts is okay and that I truly do know what's best for my family.

Thanks for stopping by! I love your comments and would love to hear any of your thoughts on what you wish you'd known before becoming a parent!



  1. Great list and especially comments Em--especially #3--ha,ha.  You are a fabulous Mom!!
    Love you tons and tons!!  
    P.S.  And your boys are huge since you've had Gwen yes?

  2. You can expect ever changing plans when you become a Mom.... But --- it is ALL worth it!!
    Love, Grams

  3. #4 is so TRUE! It's really sad that it's that way.

  4. This is such a fantastic, all encompassing list. #4 is very true....sad, but so true. #2 made me laugh - at least you put mascara on!  

    Thanks for linking up! I love your style of posting - changing the fonts is a great way to show your "voice" 


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