Being a parent isn’t a glamorous job, so prepare yourself for tons of embarrassment. When you have a baby strapped to your chest, you pretty much have to kiss your poise goodbye until they start learning how to walk. (Disclaimer: You baby learning how to walk isn’t an assurance you’ll have you pre-mommy poise back because this is the part where you start chasing after them.)
But if you have a healthy sense of humor, even the embarrassing situations can be worth it. And you can also look forward to the time when you use these embarrassing situations you have documented to embarrass your kids in the future. So, for attachment parents like me, this one is for you!!!
You know you’re an attachment parent when:
- you have gone to the restroom at least once with the baby still strapped to your chest.
- people know what you ate based on the crumbs on your baby’s head.
- you’re no longer surprised when you wake up in the morning and have you’re child’s feet or butt on your face.
- you literally have a hard time breathing when you sleep (and no, you’re
not having an asthma attack).
- you or your spouse had to wake up in the middle of the night to sleep on the floor (couch, other room, etc) because for some reason a small baby needs ALL that space on the bed.
- you use your baby’s head as a book rest for light reading.
- you train your baby’s hands to grasp things early on to use them as extra appendages
- you no longer care that your child plays with your breasts in public (until your husband points out to you politely that your breast are almost out of your bra, in public).
- you feel like furniture. And even after you buy your toddler nice children’s furniture, they still prefer to sit/sleep on your lap.
- you’re so used to having a baby strapped to your chest, you start using your baby to entertain yourself (my baby sleeps like a log, I make her dance and have imaginary conversations with her when I’m bored).