From 2010-2012 my life has done a complete 360. Used to be late nights out at the club, drinking, listening to music at max volume in the car, blowing money, focused completely on myself and was totally careless. Now its nights in bed by 9pm, no drinking, listening to kiddie music at volume 10, planning where every penny will go and my world revolves around an adorable little person. You never know what love really is until you become a parent.

Things that change:

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. You respect your body … finally.

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.

6. You find that your baby’s pain feels much worse than your own.

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.

10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.

11. Every day is a surprise.

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

14. You become a morning person.

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

To all of the people who are parents and take the position seriously I applaud you. To the single parents, you know you have my full support because it is extremely difficult. To the people who are parents and are still out partying, drinking, cursing and raising heck….you might want to rethink your actions. Those little eyes are always watching and learning. Be a role model. You can still be a cool parent by being decent.