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10 Things I Wish I had known before I was a parent

May 3rd, 2008 at 08:16 pm

1) It doesn't matter how hard you try, someone is always going to criticize your parenting.

2) Some parents like to offer advice without knowing the full situations.

3) Even though you try to control everything that happens to your child, they can't.

4) That even when they are five, your child can still suprise you with their inherent sweetness.

5) That simple things matter more to young kids than fancy toys.

6) Having a stable homelife is one of the best things you can do for your children.

7) Divorce is sometimes the best option. (ETA: I'm happily married to a wonderful man. It's my parents who I wished had divorced much earlier).

8) It doesn't matter whether she was planned or not, I love my daughter more than I ever though possible.

9) Working full time does not make me a worse parent than being a stay at home mom.

10) Three best words to hear at the end of a long work week: Let's snuggle, mommy.

2 Responses to “10 Things I Wish I had known before I was a parent”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Good list, here is another I leaned.... we teach our children through our actions, as much as by what we say to them. I was trying to stress this to my pregnant daughter and her husband just the other night.

    I was also a working mother and totally agree with #9 (agree with all actually), even though I wish I could have stayed home.

  2. Petunia Says:

    Boy, number one is sure true, LOL!

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