As a woman , I’ve developed some skills that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t had children. With my 3 kids 👦👧👶, I’ve had to use these skills practically every day.
Read on to find out some useful skills you may need to develop in order to survive this thing called parenthood 😂.
- Patience- This is a skill that will be tested EVERY SINGLE DAY 😐. Your children will talk to you all at the same time, they will fight all day and all night, the kids will take at least 3 bathroom breaks and be thirsty 3 times during bed time. Using your patience will keep you from losing your shit 💩. Keep calm and count to 100 if you have to. Trust me 😉, you’ll thank yourself later that you did.
- Become a lie detector- Kids will “borrow” their sibling’s things and lose them without telling anyone, they will break a household item and hide the evidence to be found later. You have to ask the right questions ❓❔ and watch their body language to find out the truth 🤔. It’s the only way to figure out which little booger is the culprit.
- Learn to referee- My kids fight ALL THE TIME 😡. The only way to keep the ✌peace is to learn to referee 🗣 each fight.
- Reflexes like a cat 😺- This skill comes in handy in several scenarios. My 1 year old started walking at 11 months and is still pretty clumsy. Most times I feel like I have to shoot across the room to catch her before she falls face 🙈 1st onto the hardwood floor. Another way I use those reflexes is when my 15 year old decides he wants to free throw 🏀 things in to the garbage instead of walking up to it and tossing it in 😑. I always end up intercepting it mid-throw 😎 and handing it to him to dispose of correctly.
- Being a psychic- As a mom you just know things. If you ask your child a question, sometimes you know the answer before they open their mouths 🤐. The worst part about this ability is that you may not like the answer 🙉.
Being a parent isn’t easy but developing certain “skills” helps out a lot. I hope you enjoyed this playful but oh so real post. What skills have you developed as a parent?