10 Things My Son Has Taught Me

Welcome to the meeting of the minds that is The Lounge! Grab a drink, settle in and share a tale.ย  This week I want to know 10 things.ย  10 things about you, about your blog or maybe your about your addiction to pink fluffy things ๐Ÿ˜‰

Once you have a child, you really change and it is such a great experience of learning and growing.ย  It’s amazing that this little person can teach me so much about myself!

1. That Lioness thing people ‘in the know’ talk about? Yeh it’s so a thing.ย  Hell really hath no fury like a mama (or papa) whose baby has been hurt.

2. What your body looks like really doesn’t matter.ย  Unless you don’t have a willy because that is hilarious!

3. It it possible to function on only a few hours sleep after a big night on the town. You may not like it, but it’s possible.

4. Silence is golden..unless it’s the middle of the day and the last time you saw your child was when they said they needed to do a poo.

5. Your child doesn’t have a manual.ย  They think it’s awesome that you are having chicken nuggets for dinner, in fact if you’d stop trying to replace it with the green stuff that would be awesome in their eyes.

6. You cannot watch Despicable Me 2 enough times. Ever.

7. Always empty the lunchbox as soon as you get home.ย  Sandwiches after 3 days are not pretty *shudders*.

8. It is totally possible to get a full nights sleep with 2 adults, a 4 year old and a dog in a queen size bed.ย  As long as you sleep on your side, as close to the edge as possible because the dog and the child will need 2/3 of the bed.ย  You will also wake up with the child wrapped around your leg, a dog on your head and shrug your shoulders before going back to sleep.

9.ย  Everything that comes in a can is called a beer.ย  He will ask for said beer while out, making you sound like the world’s worst mother when you say yes.

10. There is no love like the love you feel for your child.ย  It’s amazing that this tiny human can infuriate you in one breath and make you feel filled to the brim with pride in another.

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14 thoughts on “10 Things My Son Has Taught Me

  1. Lara @ This Charming Mum

    Great post Tegan. I have learned so, so much from parenthood I wouldn’t know where to start, but you have nailed quite a few of the same lessons! I particularly like number 8, although it would be a 2 year old and a cat in our case. It’s amazing the strange, contorted positions that now count as ‘comfortable enough for now’. Thanks for Lounging today ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alison

    This made me smile. I would add:

    Never leave your toddler aged daughter alone with make up or face cream if you don’t want her to end up looking like she’s had a hard night on the town followed by being caught in a thunderstorm, and you don’t want the legs of your bed to be silky smooth and beautifully moistured.

    Never trust your son to give doggy chocolate drops to the dog – apparently they’re quite yum.

    Keys which are dropped down a loo with poo in it are retrievable if you use rubber gloves.

    And large white walls make amazing canvasses for budding artists.

    Oh, and you thought you knew what love was, and then the day your child was born you thought oh, yes. NOW I know.

    Ah, memories ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    These are lovely and funny all at the same time! Yes to Despicable Me never getting boring and the beer cans, crack me up! My daughter asked me why kids couldn’t drink vodka – mother of the year moment! (sorry for old post but wanted to support you as it’s been ages since linked) I still haven’t even read IBOT or anything WW for that matter, so once I have my paid work done I am going to read up on what you’ve been up to. I did see you can’t come to PB ๐Ÿ™ boo. Happy Thursday T xxxx

  4. ann

    I love you say yes to beer, people are so judgmental!! As if you are really going to get your son a can of vb!! My kids play going to work and then going to the pub for a quick beer, Mother of the year roght here!! Great list.

  5. Rhianna

    Oh I hear you on the Despicable Me 2 thing as well, it is on constantly here. Lucky it is such a great movie. The everything in a can is beer part made me giggle. My nearly eight year old told me today that her juice made her drunk. Yay.

  6. Ed @ The Tunnel

    I love #9. Clearly you must teach your youngster that beer also comes in bottles. In fact, I was brought up to believe that beer should only be in bottles (or your stomach, of course). A person who arrived at our home with tinnies, rather than stubbies, was looked at with instant suspicion. Heaven forbid if they brought wine – which I think only came in casks or flagons in sophisticated North Queensland.

  7. Psych Babbler

    That’s a lovely list…and pretty funny too. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and as for Despicable Me — don’t think you need kids for that one! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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