3 Things I Didn’t Know I Could Do Until I Had Children

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.

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I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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