Happy #MOMTRUTH Friday! This is not our first rodeo with children. We have so many dang kids I’m not sure who’s who anymore. No, seriously, I don’t know who is what age. You ask me a birthday, it’s gone. All I know is they’re alive, they’re fed, they’re happy. We used to be a different kind of parents though our first time around. With your first child you
savour and you think that every moment is magical. Every commercial makes it
look like it’s the best, most magical time of your life until you get eight years in and you’re like, “Wait a minute. This doesn’t end!” – Bedtime.
– Bedtime routine. It feels like a 1-hour bedtime prep. You’re doing bath, massage, songs, the right environment, chit chat, book, another brother. A book helps literacy. Do you know how long bedtime takes for three children when you implement routines? Three hours freaking later I’m like “It is bed time!” No. It should now be just wash and bed. If you have a new baby and you think
you’re doing a favour to yourself by an
hour bedtime, you are not. Bath time. “It’ll be so cute watching them splash around in the water. Look at them giggle! Ouuu lookey they’re playing with the toys!” It’s cute when you’re killing time with the first one. Fast forward to a whole bunch of kids
you’re trying to wring through the bath. I’m pretty sure the recommendation should
be like every three days for a bath. Every day can’t be good. – This bath time thing…
– Wasting water. What about meal time? You know when they’re babies you can’t wait! You ask the doctor, “when can I start solids?” You can’t wait to watch them. It’s so cute. “Oh let’s FaceTime grandma! Look they’re eating a broccoli!” – And baby led weaning? You know what? Eat the dang food and move on.
– Excuse me? Baby led weaning. You put food in front of them but they just basically don’t eat but they put it in their mouth so apparently it makes it better, you know, in life? Not to mention, the food that goes in their mouth, you have thought over what you’re gonna put in there so many times. Where’s the closest organic? What’s the best food to start? – Oh and don’t you dare start with fruit. They’ll never eat vegetables.
– Don’t start with something sweet. Eventually they find the Cheerios
on your floor and the older kids have fed them all the crap and all they want is crap. Meal time is a waste of time. Birthday parties for your precious
little angels. You plan it. Who you can invite. It’s gonna be over-the-top. It’s gonna be amazing! Fast forward, we don’t have time for that. Have you tried inviting all those kids into your house or having to pay for a birthday?
Do you know how much birthday party is? I might sound like the Grinch of
motherhood but let me tell you, birthday parties, don’t do them. Guys, you learn. Gear. Like when you’re so excited to buy your stroller and then the new crib and this swing… Then you realize, “when I’ve got this
many kids and I’ve got all that gear, that’s gonna cost a lot of money!” You know what? Toys? Get out of here. They used to be so cool, the most educational one I could ever… Get out of my house. Out of my house. Get it out of my house. You so look forward to the day when they’re actually gonna walk on their own. Oh it’s gonna be so cute. But then you can’t keep up with them. They’re running everywhere. “Stop walking! Stop running!” Oh, and those dang activities. You’re itching at six weeks old to sign them up for anything. You know what? When you’ve got three kids “I am only signing you up for what you asked for and that is it.” I’m not a full bank account and taxi service, you know what I mean? We are. You summed it up, and a
never-ending punching bag, love machine. Punch. Punch. I love you. If you’re on your first baby enjoy those precious moments, you know? Enjoy them. You never will again. Happy #MOMTRUTH Friday. Share this video. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. And like this video. What are YOU over as a mom?