When all my friends were parents except me, I did nothing but reproach them with things like these and laugh at them. When I was a father, I had to swallow my words and apologize. Here are the 10 things I told you the most:
1- You never answer the phone!
Believe me when you have one of your children wrapped in a knot that he has created with his sleeves of his shirt, biting his brother or asking you to play with them, the least you think about is taking that phone call that all he does is bother you.
2- Why do not you bring your children and that's it?
Well, if you want to be all the way listening to one of them talk nonstop because he can not be quiet, the other complaining because he wants to sleep and the other interrupting the conversation we are having every 2 minutes to ask how much is left to get there, for me.
3- Why do not you ever come for a visit?
It's just so much easier to stay at home with your daily routine. As we change some of the daily tasks, the day can end very badly.
4- Why Do not hire a nanny?
As if it were so easy to hire a person to stay with your little ones. Between how expensive it is and how complicated it is to find someone who knows how to control my three children, I prefer to be the one to stay with them.
5- You're so weird these days …
Yeah, you can call it Stockholm Syndrome.
6- Why do not we stay as long as we used to?
Well, simply because I have children who forbid it.
7- It can not be so complicated to combine being a father with seeing your friends, lately I have to make an appointment to see you …
Of course not … Actually being a father is like walk while you scratch your belly … Only those walks are added dirty diapers, a big backpack full of bottles of water, toys, diapers and others, three children, a double cart, a few crying and screaming and a phone that does not stop ringing because you just call.
8- I can go when your kids are napping, there's no excuse …
NO! I need that moment to be alone please!
9- What at 21:00 is late to stay?
In my house that is the time to sleep and it is also the time when my time alone with my wife begins. I do not want to spend that time resting in a bar. The only thing I want is to lie down and watch a movie until I fall asleep. Enjoy doing nothing a few hours before having to do it all tomorrow morning.
10- Call me in 10 minutes please
If with "10 minutes" you mean 5 or 6 weeks or when I can find another free space, I think it's great.
From here I want to apologize to all those friends of mine who were parents before me. Now I understand everything you have had to go through. Even so, my little ones are the most beautiful thing that has happened to me in my life and no matter how much effort is involved, a smile from one of the three makes it all worthwhile.
Share this great truth with all your friends!
Source: Scary mommy