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With a new baby snug against my chest, I spend my days constantly marveling at how wonderful being a new parent is.
Nobody told me that being a parent would be so funny, relaxing, exhilarating, interesting and great. I knew it would be hard but I didn’t know it would be so fun.
I just love swapping stories with other parents about how rewarding and hilarious being a parent can be. What I don’t like is talking to people without kids who just really have no clue.
People without kids seem to be obsessed with poo.
When I run into people without kids, they ask me the same two questions every time. What’s it like wiping all that poo, and how are you coping without any sleep.
Firstly, I am getting a lot of sleep. My baby wakes up three times a night for half an hour each feed. Every night I sleep on average 7 to 9 hours. More than most people.
Secondly, the poo. People without kids talk about poo like it is the most horrible thing that could happen to you; like changing a few poo nappies a day ruins your entire life. When I tell them that the poo really isn’t a problem they laugh at me, like I a a freak.
“Forget about the Poo!” I want to yell at them! The poo is about 20 minutes a day, in the hours and hours of wonderful moments.
I ask them whether wiping up their own poo ruins their entire day, and they give me a very confused look. I tell them that my babies poo ruins my day in the same way that my own poo ruins my day – As in, it doesn’t!
Please can everyone forget about the poo, it is the smallest, stupidest most inconsequential part of being a new parent.