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19 Words That Take On A Whole New Meaning After You Become A Parent

You will never use the term "blowout" the same again.

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1. "Blowout"

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What it means before parenthood: A technique for blow drying hair or a sporting game in which one team is significantly winning.

What it means after parenthood: A really, really terrible diaper explosion of poop.

3. "Me Time"

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What it means before parenthood: Time you spend alone, doing whatever the hell you want.

What it means after parenthood: You have no idea what this is because your kid is ALWAYS THERE.

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7. "Passed Out"

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What it means before parenthood: When you stay up too late or drink too much and YOU fall asleep wherever YOU please.

What it means after parenthood: When your kid runs around and screams so much, THEY fall asleep wherever THEY please.

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9. "Messy"

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What it means before parenthood: When your living space has scattered clothes strewn about and/or dishes in the sink.

What it means after parenthood: When your kid destroys your home so badly it looks like an episode of Hoarders.

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13. "Packing"

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What it means before parenthood: Gathering what you need when you go out of town.

What it means after parenthood: Literally attempting to put the entire house into a baby bag every time you go out with your kids.

14. "Markers"

What it means before parenthood: What you write or color on paper with.

What it means after parenthood: An instrument of horror used to vandalize walls or body parts.

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18. "Time Out"

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What it means before parenthood: A short break called during sporting events.

What it means after parenthood: Several minutes that seem like hours after your kid does something they shouldn't.