1. I will be able to survive on no sleep. When you've only had two hours sleep you find your self thinking how will I go on?! But some how you just do, because you have to. A new tiny person depends on you and as much as you want to resent them for the whole no sleep thing, you just can't. This funny thing called love kicked in the moment they came into the world and I have come to terms with the fact that I will probably never get a full nights sleep again. And you know what, I'm ok with that.
2. One look from my children can control me just like that. Puppy eyes, how do they do it. As much as I try to stay strong some times I am weak to their powers of persuasion. An easy life and all that.
3. I will on occasion serve up the children's tea and it will be all one colour, beige. As much as I want to cook from scratch everyday sometimes tiredness kicks in and I have to fall back on the option of a freezer tea. Fish fingers and potato stars for the win.
4. I will always have baby wipes and snacks on me. Well most of the time anyway. These items will make me a supermum, almost.
5. Caffeine based products are my go to. Before having my kids I would have the occasional cup of tea, nothing major. Now you ask? Well my first thought upon waking in the morning is normally show me the tea/coffee and caffeine packed coca cola.
6. You can buy every single toy that exists, don't bother. Your iPhone will do. I remember both myself and my husband swearing that we would never let the kids on our phones. This lasted about a week. Youtube and the Cbeebies app are my best friends especially when we're out.
7.I find myself saying things that my parents said to me. You know along the lines of 'If you don't stop I will pull this car over' or ' I have eyes in the back of my head, I can see everything your doing'.
8. I will never be able to use the bathroom on my own again. Well at least until the kids more out. The false sense of security they give you. Your in the shower on your own,peace and quiet you think to yourself, well no. 'Mummy can I come in?' or you haven't heard them creep in and their just sat on the floor waiting for you to notice them, scares the crap out of me every time!
9. That I would need bucket loads of patience. This was a big one for me. The older they get the more patience you need. We are currently in the stages of the bickering siblings. Oh how I can't wait for them to be teenagers, said no parent EVER.
10. I have been able to act like a kid again. Wether it be watching classic Disney movies, playing with play doh or playing policemen and robbers, I truly love it.