Depending on who you ask, having kids is either a great thing, a terrifying thing, or any number of things in between. Of course, there are those of you out there that can’t have kids, don’t want kids, or haven’t made your mind up yet. That’s okay. We don’t want you to feel excluded from this list, so maybe read it in honor of all your friends who are moms and dads.
It’s true what they say about kids. All of it. They are the best. They are the worst. They will make you happy. They will make you depressed. The only sure thing with kids is that there is no sure thing. Now don’t you wish that somebody had told you that before you jumped into the world of diapers and sleepless nights?
In this list, we’re going to go over some of the best advice we could find on the topic of having kids and what people wish they would have heard before they had them. Maybe it would have been easier to prepare. Maybe not. We can’t really say. The only certainty is that it’s fun to see what people wish they knew. These are 25 things you wish they told you about having kids.
You will never sit through an entire dinner.
You will have to get up. Multiple times.
Kids get really sick.
Yea, you do too right? Not like this. It’s more of a habit for them.
You will be judged.
Not just by your kids, but by other parents. Prepare to have your every decision scrutinized, especially if it doesn’t correspond to what the other parents did with their kids.
Rules are futile.
Kids are natural lawyers. They will poke holes in your rules until you yourself don’t even know why you implemented the rule in the first place. Try to be transparent with the reasons that you do things.
The baby monitor will terrify you.
When it goes silent that is. Every time the noise stops your panic will start.