Why is it important to get together with other parents?

Because…

1. Peekaboo is not a conversation
2. They give you a reason to have a shower
3. They understand if you’ve not had a shower and they probably haven’t had one either
4. You won’t bore them – they’re well-versed in nappy contents, first sounds and sleepless nights too
5. Parenting is a big deal. We’re not meant to go it alone
6. When something really scary happens you need to talk to someone who understands how terrifying this kind of love makes things
7. They get that you’ve changed
8. They get that you’re still you
9. They get that you don’t feel quite like you but that you need to
10. This is the only time you get to choose your child’s friends

This post is a response to Nickie at Typecast‘s #dosomethingyummy blog prompts for CLIC Sargent’s Yummy Mummy campaignmore responses and consider getting involved.


18 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 17, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    The points regarding the shower made me laugh so much. So true. Just think about the days when we were able to have a long soak in the bath. I can’t even remember when I had my last bath without Amy.

    • February 17, 2012 / 3:39 pm

      The last time I had a bath without the baby was when I was trying to heal my perineum. Ah, for the days when I didn’t know what a perineum was!

      • Anonymous
        February 17, 2012 / 4:08 pm

        Ouch, the evil word. Think that’s also when I last had a bath sans enfant… 

        • Teaandbiscotti
          February 24, 2012 / 10:06 pm

          This post just made me howl out loud because today, after a manic morning, I opted out of a shower… because I was going to the swimming baths!! *cringe*…since when did the pool become the new bath? I should be ashamed of myself… but Im actually not! :-)) Funny.

          • February 24, 2012 / 11:52 pm

            We parent-types are an unwashed bunch. Well, not you. At least you “bathe” in the pool.

  2. Anonymous
    February 17, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    *claps* love this Adele so true and sooooo right! Like Carolin said I like the first two very much! I also like number 10 a lot x

    • February 17, 2012 / 3:41 pm

      Their friends have no questionable haircuts and hobbies…yet! 

      • Anonymous
        February 17, 2012 / 4:07 pm

        Haha, you are so diplomatic “questionable haircuts and hobbies” – love it!

  3. February 18, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    LOL at “they give you reason to have a shower” – so true!! 

    Fab post, Adele, as usual.  Thanks for linking up again x

  4. February 20, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Great reasons. My pre-baby friends are still some of the best friends in my life, but now I also have post-baby friends too. Sometimes, only another mum or dad will “get it”.

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  6. Nicola
    March 1, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    I absolutely love this list! Thanks so much for being part of #dosomethingyummy

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