I often like to remember that girl and have a smug little laugh and just how clueless I was. About just what I was getting myself into. Consider this my big sisterly advice to those of you out there that haven’t started on this ahem, magical journey of parenthood.
Nobody told me it would be like this.
Boy do ALL the pregnancy books and stuff you read when you are pregnant prepare you for just that: the pregnancy. It’s all the stuff that happens AFTER that, that is the tricky bit. And by saying tricky, read the hardest thing you will EVER do in your life, (except of course if you run marathons or cure diseases or something hard like that). It’s like all those brides out there who become obsessed with prepping for their wedding without actually thinking about the whole marriage thing. I think it was the wise Dr Phil who said that you should prepare for the marriage not the wedding. So it must be true. Because he is a doctor and everything. You are prepped for the pregnancy just notsomuch on everything that comes after that. Like the child rearing bit. As I said, the tricky stuff.