When you find out your pregnant, you just assume that the newborn stage will stress you out the most. Well…I’m here to tell you how wrong you are my friend!
The newborn/infant stage is the easiest you will have it, so enjoy it as much as you can while it lasts. The toddler years on the other hand….those are the days where you will learn just how savage your child really is. I can almost promise you without a doubt that your child will do things and say things that really prove they give absolutely ZERO fucks! You might even think sometimes that you’ve swapped kids with some uncaring parent and they have your sweet and innocent baby hiding somewhere (but you’ll know deep down that’s not true).
And all the housework you’re able to do during the day and keeping your house clean while you’re baby is sleeping….I’m sorry to tell you that cuts in half (if not more) once they become a toddler. They have more energy to destroy the house than you have to keep it perfectly clean.
Don’t get me wrong, the toddler years have some great moments. Like when they learn to give you kisses, say “mama” or “dada”, or just want you to hold them and cuddle. But for the times when they aren’t being sweet and loving, I highly suggest you invest in some form of strong combat training (and keep the wine handy)…you’re going to need it.
Now, don’t think I’m saying I don’t love Junior, because I absolutely do love him with all my heart and soul. But sometimes….I swear he’s been secretly switched with baby Jack Jack (the version from the Incredibles 2) at some point while we’re sleeping at night.
What am I saying though, is if you think that sweet, innocent little newborn/infant that you’re holding now will be that way forever….you’re only lying to yourself. We all know it won’t last forever (it actually goes by faster than you can prepare for). There will be some sweet moments, they are just very far and few between.