- Morning sickness – I had nausea (never vomited once), for over 16 weeks both times with both my girls’ pregnancies. Seriously from about 6 weeks to 20 weeks, as soon as I would put my feet on the ground in the morning until I laid back down at night I would be fighting the overwhelming amount of acid my body was producing.
- Labor – This goes without saying, but still my grandmother was right that we basically are pushing the size of a watermelon out of a hole the size of a lemon and if any man actually had to do this, the human race would indeed die off pretty quickly!
- Colic – 1 out of 2 of my children actually had colic and screamed for the first few months of her life never sleeping more than an hour or so during the night. I swear when I hear a crying and upset baby still, I get sweaty and have bad flashbacks.
- Teething – Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water as colic was ending, teething commenced and all bets were off with a cranky, miserable toddler on my hands.
- Potty training – Again 1 out of 2 with my kids were actually an easy potty trainer. I will try not rat out the offender here, but will say that she also had colic and was a bad teether. Just saying!
- Bedtime negotiations – And now that my girls are old enough to sleep in their beds, we have still have the bed battles of two little girls not wanting to fall asleep without coming up with every excuse in the book, including and not limited to lost teddy bears that need to be found right at this moment in time, another glass of water and even just not being sleepy enough yet to sing or chat in their beds.
- Co-sleeping – Even on the nights where they do fall asleep, my younger daughter still will manage to sneak in ninja style into our bed, because she is scared to sleep alone in her bed at night. Granted, she shares a room with her sister, but in her mind it isn’t the same bed, so that is still being too alone for her taste at times. So, she isn’t happy unless, she is smack in the middle of my bed and kicking, rolling into or punching me in my sleep for good measure.
- Homework wars – Now that school has started again, so begins the nightly homework battles and excuses galore as to why they don’t want to complete the nightly assignment, because they are either too tired, hungry or just not wanting to do it.
- Tantrums – As soon as I say something that could rival The Titanic’s Rose’s displeasure, my girls, usually my youngest, will throw a tantrum the size of the Atlantic Ocean to indeed show just how displeased she is and we get to listen to her serenade us with her blood-curdling howls.
- Expensive extracurriculars – Soccer, dance gymnastics and more here seem to keep my wallet from being full anymore to be able to purchase anything nice for me at this point in time and still more often than not I find myself putting my hand in my pocket to pay for something for these activities for them.
On second thought after listing these all, what I wouldn’t have given to say just once, “Actually I Can’t!”
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