There are about a hundred reasons to love being a parent, but as you’ve all surely figured out by now, there are also a few drawbacks. Not enough to make you regret their choices, but you obviously realize that any life, no matter the contents, is not without bumps and potholes.
There are moments when you think “welp, that’s parenthood,” and then you either laugh or cry or hide in the bathroom with a bag of Oreos for a few minutes – and that’s the sort of day these 9 people were having when they made these posts.
If you’re not crazy now, just wait.
The years will wear you away.
Welcome to parenthood. You must be this crazy (holds arms wide open) to enter.
— A Bearer Of Dad News🇬🇾 (@HomeWithPeanut) May 7, 2018
None of this 18 years stuff.
Those kids are going to raid your kitchen your whole life.
Welcome to parenthood. Not to worry, it only lasts…. FOREVER! 😎
— Medium Rick (@e46rick) January 11, 2021
It’s not about you anymore.
Your stocking will no longer fill itself.
Welcome to parenthood.
Christmas is now a shitshow.
— Yelisa thee Swizzy (@motherplaylist) December 18, 2017
They definitely want to go, they just don’t want to put on their shoes.
Or their jacket.
Welcome to parenthood! I hope you enjoy driving people around to places they begged you to go, but then complained about having to go to when it's time to go.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) December 8, 2017
Fingers crossed it’s not red.
Otherwise, balloons aren’t so bad.
Welcome to parenthood. There is now a balloon aimlessly floating through your house at all times.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) September 1, 2018
As is the minutes it takes to warm it up in the microwave later.
Protip: invest in a good travel mug.
Welcome to parenthood, waiting on your coffee to brew is one of the longest moments of your life.
— 3 Wild Rainbows (@wildrainbow2) January 9, 2021
And no one had a sandwich. Or toast.
They’re just eating…bread.
Welcome to parenthood. You now go through 15 loaves of bread per day
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) September 11, 2017
Or noise-canceling headphones.
Don’t try to power through on your own.
Welcome to parenthood.
Earplugs, get some cause it’s loud af.
— Yelisa thee Swizzy (@motherplaylist) November 8, 2017
The good definitely outweighs the bad, but it’s nice to be able to laugh at the not-great days, right?
What’s a moment of realization you’ve had recently? Share it with us in the comments!