Yesterday I went on a tiny tirade of how acquaintances go through their college years as dumb drunks and then lead companies or teams of people later in life. And as a person whom has a special dislike for hypocrisy, I had to mention it, yet acknowledge that we all have to find a middle ground in parenting no matter who you are or where you fall in that spectrum. Saint or Sinner.
But when it comes down to it, I have to admit that we all probably became hypocrites the seconds our Sons and Daughters were born.
So this is meant to be a retrospective. A place where we can look back and laugh on some of the preconceived notions that we all bring into parenthood.
For example, I was watching a youtube video on this couple with a tiny home in Australia. 530 square feet – made of shipping containers, and ultra modern and very clean everything. They said they weren’t going to have a nursery –fine, but then she said she’d keep all of the baby changing and nappys behind this closet door where the washer and dryer were at.” And of course there’s no room except on top of those things. And I laughed and laughed because she thought that she’d “be able to close the doors and keep everything tucked away in there”.
But I guess its best said that “before we were parents, we weren’t.”
What were some of your preconceived notions that you were so certain of before you were a parent, and how off were you? – Share the answer on social to your friends, ask them what they theirs were, use it as a conversation starter. We’d love to help them out too.