Something about that third munchkin just changes things, and I’ve spoken with plenty of fellow parents who are with me on that one. Examples:
– You’re now outnumbered, all of the time.
-You accidentally wear your apron out in public.
-Lugging the dang carseat in and out took some major getting used to after your first baby was born. Now just one baby along is a date!
-It’s a two-man job to cut up everyone’s supper.
-Supper’s cold by the time everyone’s food is cut to their appropriate sizes.
-Strangers ask you if they’re all yours. Even more so when they don’t all look alike.
-Picking up stuff on the floor is an exercise in futility.
-Your marriage turns into a comradery and that’s kinda fun.
-You love creating and thought you needed to sew/photograph/write things to breathe, but you haven’t created anything in weeks and you’re remarkably still alive.
-It’s a flat out miracle when everyone’s asleep at the same time.
-You have a sudden, but explainable connection to complete strangers who are in the same boat as you are. Particularly in restaurants.
-You get halfway through a blog post and a tiny person with a cry capable of waking not only your house, but all of your neighbors, wakes up and cries for you…..
-(You write said blog posts because you have nothing else to write about, and you love that about your life)