In the days before we had Little Knight I would often think about being a mum. I thought I had a good idea about the kind of parent I would be and there were certain ‘rules’ that I knew I would have in place.
That person didn’t have a clue! Turns out you have no idea what it’s like to be a parent until you actually are one. NO IDEA!
Here are some things I said pre-baby which quickly got forgotten…
- I will never keep my child occupied with an iPad at a restaurant.
- I won’t keep giving my child snacks to keep him/her quiet in Aldi.
- I won’t buy my child a new toy/book whenever he/she has injections/has a cold/looks a little sad.
- I won’t spend more money and effort on my child’s wardrobe than my own.
- I won’t mum-cry at every little milestone.
- I won’t sing nursery rhymes in public. Very loudly. With dance moves.
- The house definitely won’t start to resemble a crèche. (As I type, Little Knight is playing in a ballpit in the middle of the lounge.)
- I won’t constantly finish off my child’s food. Especially when it’s mush and stone cold.
- I will get the vacuum out after every mess.
- I won’t make much fuss at the first birthday as they don’t remember anything anyway.
- I won’t take my baby on a plane as it’s not fair on other passengers.
I broke every single one of those ‘rules’ and it makes me laugh that I thought I was so clued up. I’m not Super Mum by any stretch of the imagination but I have a happy little girl and that’s what matters. And some days it’s all about survival!
Let me know which of your pre-baby ‘rules’ have been broken!
Thanks for reading,
Knight Mummy x