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17 Things You Never Imagined You’d Be OK With Before You Had Kids

Let's just say you've, uh, evolved.

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1. Never having any privacy.

Would you like more privacy? Of course! But that doesn't change the fact you've grown to tolerate pooping with an audience.
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Would you like more privacy? Of course! But that doesn't change the fact you've grown to tolerate pooping with an audience.

2. Being seen in public looking, shall we say, less than put together.

The thought of going out in your pajamas might have given you nightmares before kids, but now you are tired, have a LOT to do, and basically DGAF.
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The thought of going out in your pajamas might have given you nightmares before kids, but now you are tired, have a LOT to do, and basically DGAF.

3. Being totally behind on pop culture.

You're pretty much ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about it. And besides — you HAVE seen the first five minutes of some of these shows before you started snoring on the couch.
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You're pretty much ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about it. And besides — you HAVE seen the first five minutes of some of these shows before you started snoring on the couch.

4. Disciplining your kid in public.

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In your kid’s first few years they embarrassed you in public so many times (with tantrums, whining, and potty accidents) that you don't get embarrassed anymore — especially not by a little yelling! Basically, it's now your turn to do the embarrassing.

5. Having a messy home.

Somewhere along the line you just accepted this was your new reality (especially when your home is messy again five minutes after you clean up).
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Somewhere along the line you just accepted this was your new reality (especially when your home is messy again five minutes after you clean up).

6. Sharing your food — like, constantly.

Before kids you may have been all, “Joey doesn’t share food!” But now you’ve grown used to little vultures (aka your kids) picking over your meals.
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Before kids you may have been all, “Joey doesn’t share food!” But now you’ve grown used to little vultures (aka your kids) picking over your meals.

7. Eating cold food.

Making sure everyone in your family is happy (“Can I have more milk please?” “Do we have ketchup?” “My foot hurts!”), before you finally sit down means your meal has to wait for you way longer than you'd like.
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Making sure everyone in your family is happy (“Can I have more milk please?” “Do we have ketchup?” “My foot hurts!”), before you finally sit down means your meal has to wait for you way longer than you'd like.

8. Getting up in someone's face when they're being shitty to your kid.

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You never knew you could get so mad until someone dared to mistreat your kid.

9. Being totally cool with going to bed at 9 p.m. on a Friday night.

Do you feel a little bad you’re not on "the scene" anymore? Sure, but not so bad that you’re going to stop hitting the hay early after a rough day with the kids.
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Do you feel a little bad you’re not on "the scene" anymore? Sure, but not so bad that you’re going to stop hitting the hay early after a rough day with the kids.

10. And, on a related note, rarely being able to make it to parties that start after ten p.m.

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In fact, these late-starting parties have probably started to annoy you. And you are well aware of how old you sound when you go, “A party that starts at 10 p.m.? What’s wrong with these people? Why not go all out and start at 3 a.m.? I mean, really!” 😂

11. Having no problem whatsoever handling poop.

After changing a few hundred diapers poop no longer holds any power over you. You've also probably "caught" throw-up. (I put "caught" in quotes because no one ever really catches it).
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After changing a few hundred diapers poop no longer holds any power over you. You've also probably "caught" throw-up. (I put "caught" in quotes because no one ever really catches it).

12. You're also totally cool with letting your kid spit out something nasty into your hand.

When you saw this before you were like, “I’m never having kids!” Now you just shrug and wipe it into a napkin.
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When you saw this before you were like, “I’m never having kids!” Now you just shrug and wipe it into a napkin.

13. Not having any personal space.

Kids don't just want to sit next to you. Most of the time they want to literally sit ON you.
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Kids don't just want to sit next to you. Most of the time they want to literally sit ON you.

14. Speaking baby talk in public.

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You probably don’t even realize you’re doing it anymore.

15. Also, singing in public.

Will a little singalong keeps your kid from losing it? Then consider yourself Mariah Carey.
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Will a little singalong keeps your kid from losing it? Then consider yourself Mariah Carey.

16. Posting less-than-flattering photos of yourself online because your kid looks cute in them.

You know what is surprisingly hard? Getting someone to snap a photo of you WITH your kid! So you post what you got, and if you look bad in it, well, whatever.
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You know what is surprisingly hard? Getting someone to snap a photo of you WITH your kid! So you post what you got, and if you look bad in it, well, whatever.

17. And basically, no longer being embarrassed by, well, anything — especially making bad jokes.

If you don't make your kids roll their eyes, did you even make a joke?
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If you don't make your kids roll their eyes, did you even make a joke?

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