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5 Inevitabilities of parenthood

When you become a parent, there really are certain inevitabilities that come with the job.

Of course, those inevitabilities include intense joy and laughter, but, there are a few messy moments as well.

Keep reading to find out what the 5 inevitabilities of parenthood include, and you can also enter to win some great products from Baby Magic.

1. Your kid will poop in the bathtub — I really thought that I had avoided this one. In fact, I bragged that Evan never once pooped in the tub as a baby. No, he waited until he was an orner toddler. He thought bubbles in the tub were hilarious, and even though I warned him that he was about one fart away from an accident, he didn’t listen. Do they ever? Trust me, it’s actually WORSE dealing with poop in the tub when your kid is old enough to KNOW how disgusting it is. When he realized what was happening, he screamed in absolute revulsion, “MOM, GET ME OUT OF HERE, UGHHHH!”

2. Your kid will barf in the car — Doesn’t it seem like those viruses come out of nowhere? Inevitably, sickness is going to rear its ugly head while you’re in the car. You’ll be pulling over to do a quick-fix with baby wipes, then praying they don’t have round 2 before you reach your destination.

3. Your kid will barf on YOU — Face it. Actually, you probably won’t have a choice, it often does end up in your face.

4. Your kid will throw a tantrum in public — Remember seeing that bratty little kid throwing an epic tantrum in a restaurant before you had kids? You told yourself that would never be YOUR KID, because behavior like that is clearly a sign of poor parenting. Dude, it’s happening, and it’s happening to you.

5. Your kid will draw on your walls — Even if you watch your little one like a hawk, they are going to squirrel away a crayon nub and make their mark on your walls. Evan once had a little piece of crayon in his hand when I put him down for a nap, and of course, I didn’t realize it. When I went in to check on him, I saw his enormous brown-crayon masterpiece on our wall. I’ll admit, I laughed and took a picture of it.

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5 Inevitabilities of Parenthood

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Dear Moms: can you think of any more inevitabilities of parenthood? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below to be entered to win the Baby Magic products mentioned above. Get one extra entry for leaving a thoughtful comment on any other posts in our parenting category. You may do this up to 10 times, leaving a separate comment for each extra entry on this post. Open to USA, ends Jan 5, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

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  1. Meg — December 19, 2012 @ 9:23 am (#)

    So true! Another one for the list -> Your kid will wipe their snot on your arm!


  2. Estee — December 19, 2012 @ 9:41 am (#)

    Your kids will do as you do, not as you say. Be careful!


  3. Emily Adams — December 19, 2012 @ 9:56 am (#)

    Your kid will say impolite things in the grocery store right in front of strangers. For example, Why is that lady so fat?


  4. Vicki Wagner — December 19, 2012 @ 9:57 am (#)

    Kids will tell anything they heard their parents talking about, to their teacher or grandparents.


  5. Kristy Bodle — December 19, 2012 @ 10:01 am (#)

    Your kid will poop and/or pee on you at some point. Happend to me a bunch because of store brand diapers.


  6. barbara remaly hart — December 19, 2012 @ 10:05 am (#)

    I had the joy of experiencing all of the mentions. The funniest would be the time my son & daughter were taking a bath together (ages 1 & 3 yrs) & my son pooped in the tub. My daughter jumped out screaming, ” Mom, Robert pooped”, & poor Robert had no clue what was going on & he couldn’t move as fast & just sat there looking worried looking at the floating brown boat. He than started to cry because my husband & I started laughing thinking about how Lisa reacted & Robert looking so clueless wondering whether he should be laughing or crying, knowing Robert, play with the new toy. I guess you had to be there. Memories <3 Lisa & Robert are now 29 & 27 yrs old.


  7. Heather James — December 19, 2012 @ 10:05 am (#)

    I love to give this to my cousin who is expecting her 2 nd baby in feb thank you


  8. ashley coffey — December 19, 2012 @ 10:09 am (#)

    Your kid will flush something down the toilet that requires you to take the whole toilet up to unstop it and then repeat the very next day. Atleast my girls did.


  9. Maggie Knorr — December 19, 2012 @ 10:15 am (#)

    your children will use your purse as a trash can. eewww.


  10. Elizabeth W — December 19, 2012 @ 10:25 am (#)

    You will make a visit to an emergency room. You will hate every moment of it because your child is in need, but you will be thankful that they have good doctors that can make things better.
    My boys didn’t draw on the walls, they found ways to carve into wood. For example, their names or initials into my wood mantle, the antique table I had just refinished, or the headboard. Hard to believe, but those are fond memories now…


  11. nancy rutherford — December 19, 2012 @ 10:28 am (#)

    Love it. Your child will have a diaper blowout just as the entire family is dressed and ready to walkout the door for church or family pictures or any other place you need everyone to be on time and look nice.


  12. Mary Conley — December 19, 2012 @ 10:33 am (#)

    My 10 year old daughter and my 2 year old son suffer terribly from excema! I would love to win these products to help them!


  13. Mary Conley — December 19, 2012 @ 10:34 am (#)

    your kids will at one time or anther eat buggers! It’s so gross,but they do it!


  14. Allyson Tice — December 19, 2012 @ 10:36 am (#)

    One day your child will be ready to graduate! Thats gonna be hard for me!


  15. Lori A. — December 19, 2012 @ 10:37 am (#)

    Been there, done that with all my kids! LOL! I haven’t painted over the chocolate pudding hand prints in the back corner of my living room because they’re too darn cute. :)


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you are beautiful. hope to see you soon!