…wondering why on earth they still set their alarm when they are woken every morning by a screaming child at 6 am on the dot?
…think that duplo is the most painful thing to stand on in bare feet! So why do I manage to do it on a daily basis?
…hoping that someone else volunteers to be Easter Bunny this year. Hunting for chocolate is my favourite hobby!
…loving the coffee shops that thoughtfully provide toys to keep the little one’s amused. It means they might even squeeze a second cappuccino out of me.
…so relieved now that their toddler can have their own seat on the aeroplane. 3 seats in a row for us and no poor strangers having to help out with spillages, tantrums and games of hide and seek.
…used to hate the hassle of washing their hair, now can’t wait for the opportunity to have some much needed ‘pampering’.
…fretting about how they’ll manage when their toddler stops needing to nap; no longer anytime for a full cup of tea, a flick around the Internet or a five minute phone call?!
…constantly complaining that all your money gets spent on your child yet the minute you’re told to treat yourself … find yourself coming home with bags of pressies for everyone but you.
…looking forward to Summer so that your kids can let off steam around the garden instead of around the kitchen table.
…wondering how no one has yet designed a bib that stops their little one wearing more of their food than what goes in their mouth.
…love it when their child goes up a shoe size so they have to hit the shops (but secretly wishes their own feet would grow a bit more so they have the same excuse).
…cannot wait to be dragged along (willingly) to see Disney’s new Cinderella film.
…thankful that ‘barely there make up’ is back in fashion. I think most mum’s have been rocking that look for a while now…
…find it impossible to find a recent photo of themselves but has 50,000 of their child.
…notice that they’ve never eaten better after switching snacking on chocolate to constantly nicking their child’s rice cakes, raisins, grapes and crackers.
…get exasperated by those pesky magazines that for some reason miss out page numbers, we may only have two mins free to read an article and one minute is spent trying to locate it!
…nod along pretending that you understand what someone’s saying but you’re not doing it to your mate in a noisy pub but to your mumbling toddler doing their best to put a new sentence together.
…blamed their child for their lateness only it wasn’t their fault at all; it was because you couldn’t bare to let yet another cup of tea go to waste.
…get back garden envy when they look out their upstairs window; while everyone else’s looks like something from Gardener’s World yours looks more like Bob the Builder started a job and forgot to finish it.
…already looking forward to Easter hoping their child will get lots of eggs from friends and family so that you can eat them all whilst explaining that they would rot their little one’s teeth.