Mom Life

Things they don’t tell you…


There are things you are not told to expect as a parent. I am here to tell you. Brace yourself. Somethings are pretty harsh.



Here they are in no particular order…

The tiniest amount of milk in a sippy cup, abandoned in a van, will reek to the point of making said van inhabitable until the offensive sippy cup is found!

Kids will always need to poop when you are the next person in line in the packed store!

A simple 3 ounces of pink juice will stain an entire wall when spilled just right.

Stepping on legos in bare feet will cause a pain known like no other.

No amount of scrubbing can take off dried pancake batter on a plastic bowl.

No matter how vigilant there will always be something growing at the back of the refrigerator.

Laundry left in a washing machine on a summer day for even an hour will turn vile.

Your kid will have a poop where you will need to throw away the socks! Count it as a loss. Don’t even try to wash them.

There will be a point where your kid will throw up in the department store.

You will be able to make Mac and Cheese and just eyeball it and nail it every time.

No matter where you sit you will always stare at an empty toilet paper roll!

You will have to explain the difference between someone being overweight or being pregnant.

You will have better luck getting a girdle on a snake then putting sunscreen on an impatient child.

Your small child will say a swear word in front of your pastor.

You will be sound asleep and still be able to hear your child’s feet hit the floor in the middle of the night.

In the spring you will find forgotten Halloween candy behind some box in your pantry.


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  1. Lol yes to all of these plus I never get to go to the toilet in peace 😁

    1. beachchairtracy

      So true. Little fingers under the door or banging needing something RIGHT NOW!!

  2. A child that came out of a car seat or a pram, will never fit back in without you having to fold them in half #keepingitreal

    1. beachchairtracy

      I literally laughed out loud!

  3. These are so funny and so true! I wish I knew half of this stuff before I had kids lol. #TwinklyTuesday

  4. No amount of effort can remove dried and hardened play dough on a usb port! And don’t get me started on other digital devices,crevices, carpets, upholstery…


    1. beachchairtracy

      Sounds like you have been on the front line!

  5. Your kids will fill your kitchen containers with home made slime and use up all the glue, shaving foam, contact lens solution, cornflower, handwash etc. in the house.

    1. beachchairtracy

      No matter how hard you try there is always something sticky!

  6. Haha I love all these. Also, you can buy as many toys as you like for your children, but they’ll never be as much fun as a large cardboard box and few kitchen utensils. #bloggerclubuk

    1. beachchairtracy

      So true! Boxes are great.

  7. Hi Tracey, you’ve shared some classics there… I wish I’d been told just how painful standing on Lego was I’d never have let it in the house! Twenty years later and I’m still standing on bits of the stuff.

    Thank you for popping by and joining in with #keepingitreal.


  8. Calvin

    Lots go unsaid about those small simple hardships people go through in life hah

  9. Pero

    Lol , that is life for you !

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