Motherhood is amazing but let’s be real – you don’t really understand it until you experience it. People love to give advice and there’s tons of books but do they really dish all the dirt? Of course not! So here are few “keeping it real” mommy facts. Brace yourself!
BREASTFEEDING AIN’T EASY
Prior to having children, you see these beautiful images of women nursing their babies. Then you give birth to a beautiful, hungry baby. All you have to do is stick a boob in your baby’s mouth, right? NOT! Nursing is an incredible gift but you’re not a cow. Here’s what they didn’t tell you:
- Your child will suck with a vengeance! Think vacuum type suction.
- You will get bit and it will hurt. Just don’t bite back.
- At times you will feel cow-like. Just shake it off. It’s all good in motherhood.
- And last but not least…it is all absolutely worth it. I promise!
TAPE IS A GIFT FROM THE DARK SIDE
Children love tape in an “I must use all of it” type of way. They will use tape (layers upon layers of tape) on any and everything. Seems fairly harmless until you purchase packs of tape and every time you need a piece you’re out! When you resort to using remnants peeled off of chairs, beds, toys, tables, floors etc – you’ll understand exactly what I mean.
Evil loves company and stickers are tape’s partner in crime. When you’re at your wits-end stickers and tape are lifesavers; with a consequence. Ever tried to peel a label off a jar? Imagine your house is the jar and your children have wrapped a label around it. Now, go hide the tape and stickers!
GOODBYE PRIVACY, HELLO BATHROOM PERFORMANCES
The days of closing the door to relieve or cleanse yourself are over. You will pee, poop, shower, pray, and hide in the bathroom with an audience. It is what it is. Sing a song. Do a dance. You don’t have much of a choice so embrace it. Who says performance art is dead?
Have you learned and tips, tricks, or fun facts you wish someone told you prior to motherhood? Please share them in the comments below, and join the community of single ladies and mommas alike at Hey! VINA!
(Feature image via @maisassygirl)