Having two kids now, it is funny to look back on what you know now and compare it to what you thought back then …
Then: I thought the term ‘Hand Foot and Mouth’ was a kid putting their hands and feet into their mouths
Now: I know it is a G-D awful virus that I pray daily my son will never get again
Then: When I saw kids having massive tantrums throwing themselves on the floor at a supermarket, I instantly thought it was the parents fault
Now: I know it’s 99.9% the kid freaking out because he/she is not getting their way and I just feel bad for the parents
Then: When I used to see a kid on a leash, I was horrified
Now: I think it’s a brilliant invention
Then: My husband (boyfriend at the time) would look at men wearing a baby carrier and swore that he would never wear it because it was emasculating
Now: He won’t leave home without it!
Then: I used to get mad at my husband for waking me up at 8:00am on a Sunday
Now: When I wake up to see 8:00am on my clock (which rarely happens I must add), I get down on my knee’s and kiss the ground
Then: I used to think that a parent getting a call from school about their kid acting up would ruin their day
Now: It’s just a regular Tuesday in our household
Then: I used to be frightened of labour
Now: I am still frightened of labour (2 kids later) … I just know more than I should 😉
Then: I used to pray that I wasn’t sitting next to a screaming kid on an airplane
Now: Before getting on a flight with my kids, I pray that I am sitting next to a loud, screaming child
Then: It felt like a small pack of batteries lasted a lifetime and a screwdriver … what’s that?!
Now: The screwdriver is the most used tool in my house and not having batteries on hand at all time is just a rookie move (I wish you could register for batteries … no joke!)
Then: I was the least handy person EVER
Now: I am MRS. FIX IT … didn’t see that one coming
Riddle me this: Now I am no mathematician, but how is it that a newborn sleeps an average of 20 hours a day, but as a new parent, you have never been so exhausted in your entire life #BOOM
What are your “Then and Now’s”?