There are many things I wish I knew before I had kids. None of them would have changed my mind, however I may have been able to better prepare myself for what to expect.
What I Wish I knew Before I had Kids
The main thing I wish I knew before I had my littles, is that I would honestly, probably rarely to never be able to use the bathroom alone again. This may change (hopefully) as they grow older, however, for the last 7 years….. This happens….
I also wish I knew how incredibly exhausting, but rewarding being a parent is! I don’t think I was fully prepared for how being a mom could exhaust me not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, or the feeling that every little bit of it, is totally worth it when they smile at you.
What 14 Moms Wish They Knew Before they Had Kids
“My hair would grow thick and wavy (I had pin-straight hair), I got boobs for the first time in my life and I increase a 1/2 shoe size with every child (went from 7.5 to 9).” – Downshifting Pro
“A few things I wish I knew:
1. That I married a deadbeat that would never be there for his son.
2. Just how much freedom you will truly lose.
3. The REAL monetary cost behind having a child.
4. And for fun, that my son would out rank my father and I in the porcelain throne world. Pheew!” –Anonymous
“That boys can get pee ANYWHERE in a bathroom, including behind them. They pee on my shower curtain people.” –The Knit Whit by Shair
“I wish I knew that I would be married but still feel 100% alone in raising our kids… I thought parenting was a two way street.” – Anonymous
“That your vagina never goes back to the way it was before..” – Naturally Cracked
“I wish I had of known how time consuming children actually are and how much attention they actually require. I love my daughter and wouldn’t change her for the world, but sometimes, I’d like to complete ONE simple task without having to put it on hold. Example: you’re making dinner, hands up to the wrist in raw chicken.. All of a sudden, your child NEEDS to poop! So, you have to scramble to disinfect your hands and rush them to the potty.” – Anonymous
“I wish I knew that after having kids, I’d always put their health before my own so that maybe I could have taken the best care of myself before kids that I could.” – Calista’s Ramblings
“Most friends were lying when they said they’d still come around and be in my son’s life.” – Anonymous
“I wish I had known I would be saying goodbye to peace, quiet and sleep. They told me but I didn’t entirely believe them!” – A Motherhood Experience
“I really thought my kids would have Grandparents! They have like 3 different sets of Grandparents and yet it’s like pulling teeth to get them to babysit. Meanwhile, I watch my friends parents BEG them to let the kids spend as much time as possible at their house. If I could change anything it would be that my kids would have better Grandparents that actually gave a crap.” – Anonymous
“Honestly if they had told me truth I would have ran the other way…” -Mommy Outside the Box”
“I wish I knew how hard it really was to maintain your identity outside of Mom.” – Anonymous
“I always thought introducing a baby to solids would be a fun and exciting experience. It has been at times but it’s also been frustrating and scary as knowing what to try to feed him, having time to prep the food and dealing with reactions etc., has been so much harder. I’m a food lover and a food blogger so it’s all been an eye opening experience so far!” – Milk and Eggs
“I wish I knew that I would always feel guilty, no matter what I did!” – Anonymous