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10 Things I Never Thought I Would Do Before I Became A Parent

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1. Skip dinner dates with dad – I am fine with Friday night take-outs and wine and a movie. Do I need to put on mascara?

2. Let her sleep in our bed – I did it all. The ferberizing, the Cry it out. But now she’s almost two and I am tired. I just want to sleep, damn it!

3. Read the same books over and over and over again. (watch the same videos over and over again)

4. Be a total pushover – seriously. Have you met my boss? She is all of two years old and a total meanie, well sometimes anyway.

5. Tell random people about my kid – case in point “my blog”

6. Let her watch Elmo at dinner time- I gave in to Elmo when I figured out that six songs is all it takes to get food shoved down my picky eater throat.

7. Talk about nothing but potty for a whole week straight.

8. Allow someone to spit/puke on my hands (cause its way better than cleaning the carpet right?)

9. Take a shower with someone watching me and asking me a million questions “What are you doing?” “What is that?”

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10. Fall so madly in love with someone (and be ok with the hubby falling for her too!)

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  1. That last one made me smile, very sweet :) .

    September 24, 2013
  2. Janny #

    You will continue to “discover” motherhood, right through to the end of your life. It’s an amazing ride.

    September 24, 2013
    • It is an amazing ride. And I look forward to the discovering that I have left. Thanks Jan!

      October 1, 2013
  3. Aww ! Sweet. That list is right on. Done it all – puke in hand, dinner doesn’t happen without iPad ! And what mascara. I’m really miserable these days looking jn the mirror. Having let myself go is an understatement

    September 24, 2013
    • You and me both sister. I keep thinking someday this too shall pass.

      October 1, 2013
  4. Aparna Avasarala #

    Bang on Shefali! I know I couldn’t have put it better. Daksha is 6 now and still refuses to leave my bed…(its another thing altogether that because of her, I never let Navya even sit on my bed out of fear that she’ll get used to it!). Guess this is the beauty (even gross seems beautiful now – no matter what the motivation) of mommyhood!

    September 25, 2013
    • 6! I was really hoping to have my bed back by next year..sigh :)

      October 1, 2013
  5. What a sweet post! I have a 5 year old I still let sleep in my bed on occasion. There’s nothing like warm, soft kid body to cuddle up next to. I never thought I’d let a kid puke into my hands either, but if it’s that or in my car, my hands are so much easier to clean! And Wall-e. For a year straight, my son watched it every single morning as he was laying down for a nap. lol I miss my boys being that little.

    September 26, 2013
    • Looks like the puking thing is more common that I thought it would be! I do love the warm body next to me, but sometimes the kicking that come from that warm body is just too annoying. I think of it too, how someday she will be all grown up and I will miss these days.

      October 1, 2013
  6. awww!! Loved the last one especially!!

    September 29, 2013
  7. Love your last point. And can relate to letting them sleep in your bed! I had always slept separately to Ishan before moving to India, now it doesn’t seem right if he’s not sleeping right next to me!

    October 10, 2013

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