Things You Won’t Expect About Parenting
No matter how many books and manuals you read, or friends and family you consult for advice while your expecting your firstborn, there are some things that simply can’t be taught until you go through parenthood firsthand. That being said, we’ll do our best to give you at least a glimpse of some of these shocks and surprises to help you prepare for the thrilling and exciting adventure of raising a child!
- Kids are Less “Breakable” Than You Think
Let us first give a disclaimer that we’re certainly not encouraging testing this theory, but if there’s one thing you learn while raising a wee one, it’s that no matter how much kid-proofing you do or how many elbow pads and helmets you invest in, your child will find a way to injure his or herself. And guess what? 9/10 times he’ll be okay with the exception of a few scrapes and bruises. Be cautious and take what measures you can to keep your son or daughter safe, but there’s no need to drive yourself crazy over every single misstep and stumble.
- Something You Love Will Get Broken
On the other end of the spectrum, even your most carefully stowed away items will find a way to get broken in the hands of a child. You can hide your prized possessions all you want, but little Jack or Jill will inevitably find that family heirloom or antique china and there’s a good chance you won’t notice until it’s shattered on the floor. Luckily, the love of a new parent is even stronger than the bond of the superglue you’ll use to repair said items.
- Beware of the Power of Cute
Bringing us to our next point: soon-to-be parents love to discuss how they won’t be the type of mother or father to let their kid get away screaming in the grocery store or staying up past 8 pm…until they bring out that big baby blue eyed puppy look, and your heart melts before you can even count to three or say “GO TO YOUR ROOM!”
That said, it’s important to remember that no matter how adorable your mini-me might be, he or she will never learn the difference between right and wrong unless you help them along the way. Every parent will have a different teaching style which is completely okay, as long as they have at least some sort of teaching style. Don’t let the power of cute make you forget whose boss.
- They Grow Up Faster Than You Think
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know you’ve already heard this one a hundred times, but there’s no way you’ll be understand just how true it is until you watch them grow up at what seems like the speed of light before your own eyes. What’s important to remember, is that there is nothing you can do to slow down the process so you might as well sit back, try not to sweat the small stuff, and enjoy the ride.
Your baby’s first steps , the day they are send to the daycare or school, the day they write up the first mothers day greeting for you, the day they come up holding their first medal; these days will pass on like a shooting star and you won’t even realize when your dearest baby had grew up to a lady or a gentle man. As your child pass through different stages of life, you must change your role as a mother. As the years go by, a mother should adapt a friendly role in a child’s life.Being a mother is never easy but it is an amazing journey of fulfillment.
Author Bio: Gina Brewton has been in the home improvement industry for the past 7 years. She is presently working at a residential cleaning company in Toronto. She is also a part time interior designer. She has her interests in cooking, photography, craft and painting. Follow her on twitter@ginabrewton.