12 Things That Are Totally Different When You Have Kids
Nothing is the same after you become a parent. Mostly there's a lot more love and a lot more mess. Here are just a few examples of how life changes after kids, courtesy of Clorox.
1. Movie Nights
Before: Rom-coms or action flicks (depending on whose turn it is to choose).
Now: You're watching cartoons. Again.
Now: Cake! All. Over. Everything.
Before: A mistake, usually involving two cars.
Now: Something that happens 3 or 4 times a day, usually involving bodily functions.
Before: Beautiful, detailed works — best viewed in a gallery.
Now: Finger painting. Sometimes on your child's face.
5. "Late Nights"
Before: They're all a blur, but definitely feature liquor and seeing the sun come up on your way home.
Now: You're still watching the sun come up, but instead you're cradling your screaming newborn with half-open eyes.
Before: Thank god that's over.
Now: THANK GOD FOR SCHOOL.
Before: Something that happens occasionally when you're sick or have had too many drinks.
Now: Something your kid does on you at least once a day.
Before: Something you feel when you go over your monthly budget.
Now: Something you feel when you see your child crying.
Before: You'll sleep when you're dead.
Now: "What is sleep? Am I dead?"
10. And Dinner
Before: Wine and pasta.
Life is totally different when you become a parent. It's more enriching, more stressful, and very unpredictable. But one thing's for sure — there'll be mess. Visit Clorox's website to enjoy the fun side of ick.