Having Kids: Expectations Vs. Reality

Your birth plan is just the first thing that won’t go as expected.

1. Expectation: How tired you’ll be.

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2. Reality:

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3. Expectation: How your kids will behave in public.

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5. Expectation: Your kid’s room.

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7. Expectation: How your kids will react to your cooking.

8. Reality:

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9. Expectation: Your child’s artistic expression.

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10. Reality:

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11. Expectation: How your kids will get along.

13. Expectation: What co-sleeping will be like.

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15. Expectation: How you’ll react when your kids misbehave.

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16. Reality:

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17. Expectation: Your kid in youth sports.

19. Expectation: Your kid when you give advice.

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21. Expectation: How cool you’ll be.

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22. Reality:

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23. Expectation: How you’ll look after kids.

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24. Reality:


25. Expectation: Your kids in their spare time.

27. Expectation: Baking for your kids.

29. Expectation: How much you’ll love your kids.

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30. Reality:

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