Thursday, July 7, 2011

You know there's a new baby in the house when

1 Your once beloved and regular blog becomes severely neglected, comments even taking several days to respond to
2 Laundry is now a daily occurance
3 (Related to 2) You no longer have the biggest collection of clothing in the house
4 You take an hour to pack for going out to the shop for milk
5 You don't know how it got to be Thursday again
6 You really enjoy the projected stars and moons on the ceiling and the lullaby music that goes with it
7 Music takes on a new meaning "A change will do you good" refers to nappies, "I got a feeling that tonight's going to be a good night" means that you believe you might have more than 1 hour sleep at a time
8 You have hundreds of visitors
9 Strangers smile at you when you're out, but they're not really smiling at you
10 Yoghurt gets in your hair and it makes absolutely no difference

Happy Thursday everyone!

9 comments:

120 Socks said...

Been there, done that, wore the dirty yogurt filled T-shirt! Enjoy d change. Brilliant post of course, as always. Glad to see being a parent, means you still hold the same witty sense of humour.

Rachel Fox said...

All spot on.
The visitors will, how you say, feck off eventually. So get all the housework out of them now while you still can...
x

The Dead Acorn said...

"6 You really enjoy the projected stars and moons on the ceiling and the lullaby music that goes with it"

Ok, I can't be the only one who really enjoyed, nay, relied upon, this before parenthood, can I?

Niamh B said...

Tks socks - yeah it's all good
Rachel - visitors are great, it's really a lovely side effect of the whole process
Acorn - the biggest tragedy is that I hadn't discovered the projected stars until now, I'm sure had I known, had I only known - they - along with the gas and air - would have been a big part of my recreational time for years!

Words A Day said...

Hope you have some good nights in store! - I remember it really well, you will get sleep (eventually!)the yoghurt lasts years, best buy strawberry clothes from now on:)
I never had one of those projected stars..I suppose its not too late...?

Words A Day said...

ps I just read your story in the stinging fly, and I really enjoyed it.

Niamh B said...

Words, definitely - go out and get one - you need batteries, but it's well worth it. Thanks re the story ;-) i wonder how many years of parenting will slip by before I get the time & energy to write again...?!

Emerging Writer said...

One to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1axxj3J9Ig&feature=related

Niamh B said...

excellent!