Adulthood can easily be divided into two phases — parent and non-parent. There is a hell and heaven difference between these two. While parenthood comes with its own share of joy and unique experiences, it also teaches you to be more patient and embrace all the weirdness that life throws at you. For example, whoever thought that they might have to complete their morning rituals in front of their kid? Here are some hilarious expectations versus reality kind of scenario!
On Giving Them Gadgets
When you are not a parent, but planning to become one, you are actually looking at life through rose-tinted glasses. The internet is rife with a wide variety of ideal parenting tips that you have been looking up on and saving for reading later. One such nugget of advice is not sharing your gadgets with toddlers — you even judge other parents who do it. In reality, being a parent can be so exhausting that the words “Netflix and chill” can only mean letting your kids watch Paw Patrol so that you can have a quiet time for 30 minutes.
On Asking Them To Keep A Secret
This can be quite hilarious! Asking kids to zip their lips about something is equal to making things worse for yourself. For example, you probably want to surprise your spouse during a special occasion and have bought something for them that you have kept in the garage. Despite warning your little one not to tell, the first thing they say to mom or dad is to not to look in the garage! Or perhaps you have switched doctors and the little one has heard the discussion at home that the earlier doctor was not too good. The next time you meet your kid’s old doctor, the first thing they are going to say is that you have changed your doctor because your current one was not good enough! Embarrassing enough, right?
On Being Upset About Small Things
This can be ridiculous at times. Though thoroughly entertaining, too, your kid being upset about small things can sometimes make you irate. For example, if your child likes their cheese sliced, they can bring the house down if you don’t follow what they specifically want. If you accidentally eat a piece of their Halloween candy, they might even refuse to talk to you!
On Getting Dressed
Most parents fail to find the reason why kids take ages to dress up. When a kid is given instructions, they are clearly in their own world, thinking about Peter Pan or Rapunzel or whatever. They have selective hearing, so expecting them to follow your instructions word-for-word is not happening any time soon. Be prepared to be like a broken record, repeating everything 100 times every single day!
Well, this is just a glimpse into the world of parents, and there are more challenges up ahead. But while it may be a daunting task to raise a human being, it can be fun, too — kids do the funniest things after all.