If you’re a very new parent, you might not have had this moment yet, but I promise you, it’s coming – the one when you stop in the middle of something, look in the mirror, and think “this is my life now.”
And most days it’s a great life, and you’re happy you chose it, but that doesn’t also mean you can’t realize how comically you’ve changed from the you that used to be.
Those are the moments these 11 posts relate, and you are going to love them so much.
11. Not only that, but it’s your job to feed him.
I’m sorry to inform you.
Welcome to parenthood, your kid's hungry again.
— The Real American Dadass (@R_A_Dadass) January 29, 2018
10. All of the time.
Even if you’re just hanging out at home.
Welcome to parenthood.
You're never not in a rush now.
— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) October 8, 2017
9. It happens to the best of us.
Age comes for us all, my friends.
I love watching you turn into the person who complains about fireworks on Facebook. Welcome to parenthood, friend.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) January 2, 2021
8. There is actually clutter everywhere.
You swear you just cleaned that room, right?
Welcome to parenthood. Every flat surface is a crafts table now.
— Dude-Bro Dad (@thedadvocate01) October 11, 2020
7. This is the rest of your life.
I hope you’re ready.
Welcome to parenthood. Every decision you make is the wrong one. Guilt has replaced all other emotions. There is no escape.
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) February 21, 2018
6. Anywhere you get “me” time, really.
My dog never had so many walks.
Welcome to parenthood.
Sitting in a dentists' office waiting room for 2 hours is now one of your favorite things.
— yelisaSwizzy (@motherplaylist) October 4, 2017
5. Or perhaps the wrong color cup.
Socks are harder to find, though.
welcome to parenthood, your day was just ruined by a sock
— The Dad (@thedad) January 10, 2021
4. Also their jungle gym, and their napkin.
I could do this all day.
Welcome to parenthood: You are now a kid’s fart cushion.
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) November 29, 2019
3. Embrace the chaos.
It’s the only way to survive.
Welcome to parenthood. Nothing will ever go according to plan ever.
— Salty Mermaid Entertainment (@saltymermaident) October 19, 2017
2. She forgot “in your pocket.”
That’s where mine always end up.
Welcome to parenthood. Please choose where you'd like your child's acorn collection to be located:
A. On your living room floor
B. Buried in their bedsheets
C. In your bathtub
— SpacedMom (@copymama) November 3, 2018
1. As will your gray hairs.
Or anything else that’s a mess. Which is a lot.
Welcome to parenthood. Did you know you have a pimple? If not, it will be pointed out to you.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) July 27, 2019
I do feel so seen, even though some of these haven’t happened to me yet.
What was this most recent moment for you? Tell us about it in the comments!