10 Things I Never Thought I’d Say as a Parent


Parenthood is a funny old world. Having kids is the most wonderful experience you can imagine. I’ve never felt love as much as I do when I look at my two boys. I’ve also never wanted to poke myself in the eye as much as I do at around 7pm each night, while I’m wrangling with two naked bedtime ninjas, who refuse to get into their pyjamas.

It’s a roller coaster ride that will take you on journeys you never thought you’d have and leads you to say things you never thought you’d have to verbalise.

Here are the top 10 things I never thought I’d hear myself say as a parent:

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The Truth About Having Two Kids

Two Kids

Last week a friend (who is expecting her second) asked me what it’s like to have two children. There were all sorts of answers that ran through my mind, but I didn’t want to scare the bejeezers out of her. So I said, “It’s amazing, but hectic. A shock to the system at first, but you’ll be fine.” Ahem.

So here is my guide to having one vs two children – and to those of you with more than two, I am in awe of everything you do!

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The Last Time.

Holding Hands
As I write this post, it’s Friday night, I’m in bed, in the dark, with about 5 inches of mattress to myself.  There’s a buffalo snoring on the other side of me (although just for the record, he most definitely ‘does not snore’) and in-between us is my (almost) 5-year-old son. His legs and arms are flailing all over the place and I’m in danger of ending up on the floor.

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