Sunday, September 28, 2014


When I was trying to get pregnant there were things people would say that really bothered me. They were the totally cliche  statements about parenthood that you hear all the time. What bothered me was that more than anything I wanted to experience those things but couldn't. 

The thing is, lately I find myself saying those things. Things like:

Having kids changes your whole life. 

I had no ideaI I could love something so much. 

Kids are SO much work. 

You think you're (insert anything here)? Try having kids.

I haven't slept through the night in (insert given amount of time). 

As much as I hate to admit it, these things are all so damn true. I try not to say them, but often mutter them to W at the end of a long day. Every time I catch myself saying them I hate myself a little bit. Damn clichés! 


  1. Life changes for sure. There is nothing wrong with that, but I try to remember to be sensitive to my friends who are still TTC and don't need to hear those things. I do find myself saying the same things though :)

  2. Oh my gosh every time one leaves my lips I just want to slap myself. It happens without thought, and then all I want to do is take it back!!!

  3. This post made me laugh, because it's so true!!!!

  4. HAHA! I hate myself too for saying ALL of these things..because I used to hate when people said them to me! Wanted children so badly kind of blinds you to all the tough stuff! I actually said it the other day to a friend, " You think one kid is hard..wait till you have two!" And I seriously wanted to punch myself after. Ugh.

  5. So true!! I still can't believe I find myself saying these things...