There are some things in life you can just prepare for. When in school you can prepare for a test by studying and you can prepare for your marriage by talking to your partner and learning as much as you can about each other and communicating. When it comes to parenthood, you can read all you want and talk to as many people as you want, but there will always be surprises — things you didn’t know could or couldn’t happen.
I could produce an endlessly long list about all the things that parenthood brings me that betters my life. I am in love with my children beyond anything I thought would be possible before. However, with all that, there are still some times I would have liked to have been more prepared for some of the changes that happen. You may not read about them in a parenting book because they really are kind of insignificant as far as ‘life changes’ go, but you know what … it’s certainly changed some things about me — from what I do to what I say.
Click through to read 8 phrases you probably won’t ever hear me say as a parent:
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