Things That Change When You Become A Parent | #CP

Becoming a parent is a wonderful thing, and although things change dramatically, it’s all worth it when you have your children. However, those are things that change when you become a parent, and if you’ve just become one, you’ll certainly relate to at least one of these, if not all of them. Here are some things that change when you become a parent.

Everything Becomes Family-Orientated
Remember when you had a smaller car, or you just had that meal with your partner and the bill was appropriate? Well, say goodbye to that because everything in your life becomes more family-orientated. From buying a new family from to support your growing family to eating out, and it costing a small fortune. With everything in life, a lot of it will now involve you as parents, and your children and most of the time, it comes with a heftier price tag. It’s said that you spend a significant amount of money per child until they reach adulthood, but let’s be honest, you’ll never really stop paying for your children. They’ll always look to you for help, even when it’s financial!

You Know What Sleep Deprivation Feels Like
As soon as you have your first child, you’ll forget what it was like to sleep and to sleep for several hours straight. Being sleep deprived is something you are likely to experience for the first time in your life when having a newborn baby. You will definitely end up wishing that you made the most of those mornings where you could just lounge in bed without a care in the world. Not anymore! Coffee and anything that’s caffeine-based will become your friend, and naps will be your new form of sleeping.

Nothing Grosses You Out
You witness everything as a parent, from snot to vomit and full nappies. Broken bones and bleeding cuts as they start to get older and perhaps don’t have the same viewpoint of vulnerability when it comes to your bodies. As kids, you remember how invincible you feel, and it’s something you lose as you get older. So nothing really grosses you out anymore because you’ll have experienced it all through having a child. Depending on how you view it, this is either a good thing or a bad thing.

You Become More Aware Of Your Age
Getting older is not fun, but you can certainly feel it more when you become a parent. Being a parent is very time-consuming, but it’s also very energetic. Children can demand a lot of you, and on top of having to go to work and to have some semblance of a social life, juggling it all is tough work. You certainly become more aware of your age as you get older, particularly in the way you feel.

Becoming a parent isn’t all doom and gloom because you’ve made something phenomenal, and that’s another human life. Parenthood is tough, but it sure is fun and rewarding along the way!

*This post was written in collaboration with a third party, the words expressed are my own"

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK

No comments: