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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"

New Line Cinema

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.

2. "No"

DreamWorks

What it means before parenthood: The opposite of yes.

What it means after parenthood: An utterance that inspires a child to kick, scream, and cry for several minutes.

3. "Me Time"

Columbia

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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4. "Laundry"

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What it means before parenthood: Clothes that need to be cleaned.

What it means after parenthood: Endless piles of tiny clothes that are covered with mystery stains.

5. "Dinner"

ABC

What it means before parenthood: An enjoyable time to eat a meal.

What it means after parenthood: Listening to your kid complain about how they don't want to eat their vegetables.

6. "Wine"

Fox

What it means before parenthood: An adult beverage that often gets paired with cheese.

What it means after parenthood: An adult beverage that often gets paired with whiny kids.

7. "Passed Out"

BuzzFeed

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.

8. "Hobbies"

USA TODAY

What it means before parenthood: Running, painting, singing, gardening, programing or any number of fun things you fill your down time with.

What it means after parenthood: Sleeping.

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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.

10. "Date Night"

Hulu

What it means before parenthood: A special night with your S.O.

What it means after parenthood: A rare occurrence when you spend more money on your babysitter than your actual date.

11. "Throw Up"

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What it means before parenthood: Something you do when you are sick or drink too much.

What it means after parenthood: Something your baby does everyday ON YOU.

13. "Packing"

BuzzFeed

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.

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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.

16. "Bottle"

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What it means before parenthood: What you drink beer or soda out of.

What it means after parenthood: The only thing that can shut your screaming baby up when they're hungry.

17. "Worry"

What it means before parenthood: Concerned about something.

What it means after parenthood: Obsessively Googling every little thing your kid does to see if it is "normal."

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.

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