Thursday, August 23, 2012

five things that have surprised me about being a parent

  1. how willing i would be to catch someone else's vomit in my hands. seriously - i don't even give it a second thought before lunging out, hands cupped.
  2. how little i would be grossed out by dealing with someone else's poo on a daily basis. i won't say i don't wrinkle up my nose from time to time, but on the whole, i'm just not that fazed.
  3. how all pervasive the presence of this person is in my consciousness. he's even in all my dreams these days. no plans, however distant, are made without taking him into account. he's my first thought in everything.
  4. how little sleep i truly can survive on. sure, i go about the day in a daze sometimes, my short term memory is practically non-existant, and i lose my phone/keys/wallet/mind about thirteen times a day, but i'm alive, and this isn't as impossible as i worried it'd be.
  5. how willing i'd be to do stupid shit just to make him smile. it doesn't matter if we're in a busy cafe or crowded supermarket, i'll do a silly dance, sing a song, try for the world gurning title - i'll do whatever makes him crack a grin. and for a giggle i'd even do the splits.


  1. I can relate to all of these, but the last one made me laugh. The other week I was walking around the shops with Lior in the pram, and he was a bit sad, so I was singing to him and making these wide-eyed faces at him. He giggled his little head off. I am convinced it was because he knew what a fool he was making me look like! :-P
    I totally didn't care- crazy how you just get so focussed on keeping them happy sometimes you forget about all the people around you!

    1. i'm looking forward to still doing it when he's a teenager, but to embarrass him XD