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What have you learned from having kids?

1. Nothing is mine anymore

2. Once you close a door you have 10-15 seconds to do what you need to do before they find you!

3. Everybody poops

4. It takes 20-45 minutes to even leave the house when you want to go anywhere

5. You DO know how to love!

Okay- you think of some :)

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 1:12 PM on Feb. 17, 2013 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • oh-

    showers are a luxury
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 1:13 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • 1. that I'm a lot tougher than I thought I was
    2. that there's no such thing as a perfect mother
    3. that I'm not nearly as smart as I thought I was (this once they became teenagers)
    4. that no matter how imperfect I am...my kids are amazing
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:16 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • If you want to get their attention, sit down & look comfortable.

    You will never go to the bathroom alone again.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:18 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • Humility ...
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 1:18 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • Freedom as you know it is gone, it's an autocratic society in which I am in charge or all hell breaks loose, I never knew I would worry so much and I fear the challenge of letting them "go" their own way when they grow up.

    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 1:57 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • I have learned of this amazing journey where no one ever returns from...I have learned to love more than I ever thought I could, and that my good nature goes out the window whenever my kids are involved, I turn into a maniac defending her cubs, no matter who it is! and I have also learn that you never stop the parenting, with me it will die when I do! no matter how old they get!
    older

    Answer by older at 4:23 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • That I alternate between being smart & being stupid depending on their age!!
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 4:29 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • That my sons are amazing human beings . That parenting is an exchange of my wisdom for their lessons on keeping my promises, staying honorable and true love.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 4:39 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • All of the above and that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!
    LovingParent08

    Answer by LovingParent08 at 11:20 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • I've learned I can love so much it hurts.

    I've learned not to say anything in front of my kids that I don't want repeated in the hearing of the person I spoke of.

    I've learned there's a mama bear inside of me that will stop at nothing.

    I've learned that I can feel utterly inadequate as a mom, but push those doubts aside and do what has to be done anyway.

    I've learned that moms don't get sick days, and when they do collapse into bed, they better not get up again till they're ready to hit the ground running.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:42 AM on Feb. 18, 2013

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