I’ve learnt alot about myself since becoming a parent here are 3 things I didn’t know I could do until I had children.
1. I can pick up a lot of different things with my feet!
Have you ever been there? Standing up sleeping baby in your arms, you have been rocking your child to sleep because you’re past giving a fuck about the ‘helpful advice’ you have been given again and again about how you shouldn’t cuddle your baby to sleep because they will get used to it, you just want ten minutes of silence without a battle.
Phone rings it’s hubby and you know he’s standing in front of the chocolate shelf having forgotten which kind of chocolate you requested he bring back, it’s been geting you through the day thinking about that chocolate and if he brings back the nut and not the fruit and nut…. well it just doesn’t bare thinking about. Mobile phone is on the floor, you know if you go down you won’t be geting back up without waking baby.
So in come monkey feet. Grab phone with feet, fling onto the sofa and reach with ease. Chocolate disaster averted.
2. I can hold my pee for a really long time!
It’s unreal how, when you have a baby, you realise you are going to have less time to yourself. Never did I think it would be so hard to find two minutes to pee. It’s about choices really with the few minutes you get though out the day in between nappy changing, feeding and cleaning up puke you have to choose weather you use those minutes to pee or quickly re heat that cold cup of tea you made 1 hour earlier and enjoy best you can. Once you get the hang of things you can speed pee and then run to the microwave before it pings and disturbs baby.
3. I can sleep like a ninja!
Before children I could sleep through any noise. Fireworks night? What fireworks? I certainly couldn’t hear them in my deep, peaceful sleep. After children however one cough has me jumping out of bed and onto my feet in seconds, running like Usain Bolt to my child.