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Parenthood 'myths'?

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lifeisazebracrossing Thu 12-Jan-17 20:44:50

Just curious to hear what you expected/were told would be the case vs what actually happened when you became parents.

I understand that everybody will have different experiences but I'm fascinated by the idea that people give so much advice as 'fact' when surely some things are impossible to predict/different for others?

My personal experience:
-a baby will test your relationship (true to an extent but our relationship is definitely stronger now, which is a nice surprise!)
-you'll never eat a hot meal or sleep again (hope I'm not a bad parent for having done so every day - albeit one handed eating whilst feeding or two hour sleep stretches)
-babies don't give anything back (maybe for a few weeks...)
-etc etc etc

What are your experiences?

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