Remember when you first moved in together.
How exciting life was.
You decorated and bought the furniture for your new home.
Every item was debated.
The colour scheme was so important.
Your house reflected your personality as a couple.
And then you discovered you were expecting your first child.
You began to put the necessary changes in place.
You looked longingly at baby clothes.
What sort of sterilizer would you get?
The safety features of a stroller and car seat became an obsession.
Then you looked to the nursery!
Ah yes, your babies special room.
Something neutral and calming!
What cot would you buy?
And of course a changing table.
With or without a bath?
Do not forget that beautiful rocking chair.
It would be essential, so you could cradle your
little darling back to sleep at night!
At this point those of us who have had kids are laughing.
You see when you have a baby
they take over your whole house.
And the only room they rarely disturb
Is their own nursery!
You could leave the wrapping on the cot.
As for that chair, as long as its in the nursery it’ll never be sat on.
The baby invasion begins with all the equipment.
You nearly need to change the car,
as to go to the shops with the baby, means no room for the actual shopping!
Then they begin to crawl.
All the ornaments have to be put away.
Those photographs have to be hung up or join the ornaments!
Don’t even think of flowers.
Your house as you knew it is disappearing.
The toys too at this age are huge.
Chunky building bricks.
Toys to push so they can learn to walk.
Educational toys with large balls and shapes.
Even their books are big and hardback.
Time passes and your small child begins school.
Gradually different toys begin to take over.
Now toys are small again.
But there are millions of them.
Lego, sylvanian families, cars, barbies with the smallest pairs of shoes.
They are found in every room in the house.
From the hall to the bathroom.
And what else do we find in the bathroom?
A positive pregnancy test!
Time to add all the baby equipment to the mayhem.
Remember your lovely house before you had your first child?
Well its gone, forever.
But guess what?
Now you have a home!
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6 thoughts on “When Your House Becomes A Home.”
Awww Are you trying to tell us something?
My house is a tip!
So you’re expecting?
Fe*k off. I’ve done my bit for my country! I’ve had 4.