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Five Truths of Parenting

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  1. So true, all of them. And on the diet/pregnancy thing… Yep. Might be right in that boat with you. (Soon.) (Hopefully.)

  2. Lindsey says:

    I think the number one thing I’ve learned is that no matter how much you read before becoming a parent, you’ll still have no idea what you’re doing.

    • Courtney K. says:

      A-MEN. LOL I couldn’t have summed up this entire post better than this comment just did. No amount of studying can prepare you for parenthood.

  3. I learned that one flip flop and one boot counts as a pair of shoes… I have also learned that matching socks are like the Loch Ness … they’re there, but can never be found. P.S. Thanks so much for swinging by! 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      Oh absolutely. Didn’t you know that mom? As long as there are two shoes, then you have an entire set! Hehe. My son swears that just because he has on underwear, that he’s equipped with pants. Sheesh. Boys. And I won’t even get STARTED on the sock thing. I swear dryers have a secret compartment just overflowing with long lost socks.

  4. Courtney says:

    I got pregnant right after losing weight with both of my kids. But at least I was in somewhat better condition before growing a little person. 🙂 And it took me til 25 years of age but I finally learned that my mother was almost always right.

  5. Life As Wife says:

    Kids will ALWAYS make a liar out of you…

  6. Ana says:

    I have learned that, even if I utter certain words under my breath, the little parrot will most certainly repeat them at the most inopportune times…around my inlaws, in the grocery store line, as we walk into church, to other kids on the playground…and the list goes on! This also applied to when I say things about my diet and weight loss…I now have someone who will hold up a box of cookies and announce, “Mommy, I can’t eat these, they have 600 calories!”

    I have learned that I own Mom Jeans, and it will always bother me, but I fall under the mentality of “Hey, my boys are dressed cute, no one will notice me.”

    I have learned that everyone will give you advice, and expect you to follow it(!) to a t…especially my own parents…because, “When your brother was young…and you know, Isaac is just like your oldest brother!” And the whole time I am thinking to myself, “Isaac is nothing like Tim. He’s his own person so stop comparing them!”

    It’s a loose/loose situation at times, but always a win/win when they look at you with those mischief filled eyes and say, “I love you Mommy!” Because you know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they really, truly do…no conditions, no constraints…just pure babe love.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Girl, rock your mom jeans! I’m slowly realizing that life with kids is too chaotic to worry about something like that. And I’m right there with you on the little parrot thing. My son is a chatter box and he’s all the time repeating things we say. It’s a good check-off for us to keep our mouths shut. 🙂

  7. Jessica says:

    Oh this is so true, I swore I would have an in control, orderly household and my boys practically swing from the curtains. They are all boy and there is not a thing I can do about it.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Same here. Add my 30 year old “child” to the mix, and I stand no chance of keeping a tidy and controlled household. But, at least now I know I’m not alone!

  8. The biggest truth I’ve learned!? Well, I hate to admit it but……my mom was right about SO much! LOL!

    • Courtney K. says:

      Ugh. I know. I really hate having to admit that. LOL 🙂 But, if nothing else at least now I know that she wasn’t crazy!

  9. Jessica says:

    The only thing I swore I wouldn’t do was give my kids a pacifier and I was successful.

  10. Mandi says:

    I learned that even though you feed your baby a variety of foods like the experts say they can still end up being a terribly picky eater who only wants to eat grilled cheese, gold fish and bananas. 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      Hahah! Well, at least she throws the fruit in there, right? And she’s getting plenty of calcium from all that cheese. Don’t feel bad. There are some days Noah won’t eat anything but cheerios and hot dog wieners.

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