Mums reveal the various ways that being a parent has changed them
How much has it changed you?
It's safe to say that a LOT of things change when you become a parent - your routine and your priorities are naming just two.
But how have YOU changed? One soon-to-be mother asked Mumsnet, and the answers were... spot on.
"So I'm about 6 weeks away from meeting our little one and freaking out about becoming a Mum. I'm not exactly the most chilled, tolerant and successful person (pregnancy has been challenge!!) and have never really been maternal, apart from to my niece and nephew. I worry about being a crap Mum! Very interested in people's experiences of how they've changed in themselves since becoming a parent."
Here are the top 5 responses:
- "I'm grumpier."
- "I'm a better person definitely. It gave me confidence I definitely lacked before having kids. It's made me more patient. I'm also a lot more laid back about stuff."
- "I've realised how easy it is to judge and think I'd never do that. So I have much better empathy now 2 years in."
- "Tired, yes but amazed by how much such a small person changes things and how rapidly they change and learn."
- "I was the least maternal person ever, didn't even really like my nieces and nephews that much and especially not my friends kids. Since having my son I suddenly have started going all gooey over other babies and actually interacting and playing with friends kids, I just understand them better now."