This is a great list. Although I will say, whenever anyone tried to tell me anything about kids before I had my own I wouldn’t have really listened anyway ;). Especially the one about being exhausted. Everyone says it but you never really get it until you have your own. What’s the quote about the best parents not having their own kids?
Here’s the list…18 Things About Having Kids You Wish You Knew.
My parents were baby boomers: brought up in traditional 1950s households with fairly rigid rules to follow and mores to adhere to. Like many kids of that generation, they spent their teenage years and early adulthood questioning those conventional values-in certain ways, smashing them to bits.