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11 Things That Happen When You Become A Parent

It's the hardest and best job ever.

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1. You will feel tired. Very, very tired.

2. In fact, you lose an average of 44 days of sleep in the first year of caring for a newborn.

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That's over SIX WEEKS of sleep.

3. Messes will become a part of your everyday life.

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4. And so, too, will cleaning.


So... much... laundry...

5. You'll immediately gain 100 stealth points.

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Anything to avoid waking your kid up at night!

6. And you'll suddenly become an expert on toys and children's TV shows.

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7. When you finally have a day off, your priorities change.

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"Kid's at Grandma's today? I CAN REST."

8. Your pets and babies will form relationships that astound you.

Or at least, highly amuse you.

9. You'll re-experience the joy of discovering things for the first time.


10. You'll spend more money than you ever have in your life.

11. But one look at your kids, and you'll know it's all worth it.

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