All the stuff I said to myself in my 20s…
- My kids would never misbehave in public. It clearly meant they weren’t well brought up.
THE TRUTH Aru is a human being out of my control.
- I would make sure my babies were the swaggiest.
THE TRUTH Once you’re over the chuck and the poos and the wees and the purees, a swaggy outfit is a gift.
- I would have all his baby stuff in Scandinavian wooden style.
THE TRUTH Time flies so fast and so much money gets spent, you lose your Utopian vision very, very quickly.
- My kids will eat everything.
THE TRUTH They might, but they might spit it out as well.
- I will always have Friday night date night to keep my relationship on track.
THE TRUTH Words like always and never shouldn’t really be in rotation once you have a child.
- I would just lose the baby weight with all that breastfeeding.
THE TRUTH That doesn’t quite work for some as it does for others.
- Being paranoid and anxious isn’t my style, I’m going to be such a super chilled out mum.
THE TRUTH No one told me they changed my DNA post childbirth. I am now all of the above.
- Hahaha. This is the best one yet. My life as I know it won’t really change. I can still go to work and express and surely I won’t lose that much sleep.
THE TRUTH. Actually, I just realised whilst writing this, that I can still go to work, I did express and after a point Aru wasn’t too bad with the sleep either. That said, my life still changed 360.
- If all the above is true, I would be nuts to want a child.
THE TRUTH All those love sick parents are really onto something. None of us would have it any other way.
Clearly my former self has now left the building.