Thursday 13 March 2014

I Said I Wouldn't - But I Did!

There were many things that I said I'd never do before I had children, and to be honest, since the girls came along I have done practically all of them. It amazes me how everything changes when you we have children, including our priorities in life.

Some of the things include:

  • Saying I would never have pictures and drawings on kitchen cupboard doors - Every cupboard door has one now!

Ruby's Art Gallery!!!

  • Vowing that I would never breast feed another child after struggling with Ruby - I am still feeding Lottie at 20 months!
  • I said I would still put make up on every day and keep using my contact lenses- this lasted about a week!
  • I planned to make all of Ruby's weaning food - I kept it up for about a month before I turned to supermarket bought jars!
  • I said my daughters wouldn't have a dummy - but when you hear a baby screaming because they want to suck for comfort, it was an obvious choice!
  • I had high hopes of having dinner on the table every evening for when my hubbie returned home from work - well that doesn't happen as often as I would like, although he says he doesn't mind!
  • When we had the playroom built, I said the lounge would be toy free - it is if you ignore the big pile in the corner!

The Toy Pile in the Lounge!!!

  • We never wanted our children to sleep in our bed - but sometimes they do, and we love it!

The best advice I can give to any parent to be or new parent is not to make too many ridged decisions on how you will parent; you may just find that what you thought would be good, does not suit your family in reality . When listening to parenting advice (like this), take it with a pinch of salt and make your own decisions; don't be afraid to disagree with someone, as parenting is all about finding out what works and suits you and your family. 


  1. Your right, parenting is all about what works for you. What works for you may not work for someone else and vice versa. But if it works well for you, then thats good, right? Great post hun and those little works of art on your cupboards look fab! x

  2. I have done everything I said I was never ever going to do before having
    When you first become a parent it changes you...
    We have a corner like that full of toys in the living room too...

  3. Ha ha - parenting kind of changes things, doesn't it?! #MBPW

  4. I haven't met anyone who can keep a lounge free of toys!