55 Things I've asked myself since I had kids 

  1. Where’s the manual?
  2. Do all babies cry this much?
  3. Why didn’t anyone tell me?
  4. Why don’t babies come with teeth pre-installed? 
  5. Why don’t the packs of wipes ever close properly? 
  6. Where did all the money go? 
  7. What day is it? 
  8. Where’s my bag?
  9. Whose idea was this anyway?
  10.  Why hasn’t anyone invented nappies that stop back poos? 
  11. How will I leave him to go back to work?
  12. Where are the wipes?
  13. When will my jeans fit?
  14. When did I last feed the baby?
  15. When did I last sleep more than 4 hours in a row?
  16. Should I get that cough/rash looked at?
  17. How high a temperature is a problem?
  18. Are we there yet?
  19. Where is the nail scissors?
  20. When can I go back to work?
  21. What removes poo stains from vests?
  22. Is there a better way to do this?
  23. When did we last bath him?
  24. When’s my next day off?
  25. Did I forget something? 
  26. Where’s the remote?
  27. Is it that time already?
  28. Will this day ever end?
  29. Where’s the Calpol?
  30. How did he get so big, so quickly?
  31. Will we have another?
  32. How would we cope?
  33. Was I this tired last pregnancy?
  34. Isn’t he the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  35. Does colic run in families?
  36. Why does colic run in families?
  37. Will this day ever end?
  38. What’s in his mouth?
  39. Where did he get that?
  40. Don’t they get along great?
  41. Would we manage a third?
  42. How the hell will we manage a third?
  43. Are we mad?
  44. Will three seats fit across the back of the car?
  45. What’s a good seven seater?
  46. Isn’t she the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  47. How do you put tights on a baby girl?
  48. Will she ever go asleep?
  49. Who weed on the floor?
  50. What was it like before kids?
  51. What’s that smell?
  52. When did I last change her?
  53. Red or white?
  54. Did I put the kettle on?
  55. How lucky are we?

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  2. Brilliant! I’ve asked myself everything apart from colic.

  3. Lol! Ditto and I would likely to add 2 more to my list- how much should they eat? And isn’t he on me (with a proud grin)!

  4. Lovely! We’re asking number 41 at the moment!

  5. I have no kids yet but one question that always come to my mind when I see a baby crying is: where is the manual. :O)

  6. “Whats in her mouth” I am constantly asking! lol

  7. moderndadpages

    That’s quite the list! I think I have asked myself almost all of them too at one point or another! lol Good post!

  8. Yes, yes, yes. The majority of these have been covered – we’re struggling at the thought of a second never mind a third!

  9. So true! And all those questions could go through your mind in one day! How lucky are we is the best one…and red or white 😉 x #twinklytuesday

  10. I wrote the wrong #! I’m between two linkies today. Would you edit to say #linkalist instead please? x

  11. Love this list. (especially number 55!) Really captures life as a parent, I’ve never googled so much since I had kids, probably all of these are in my browser history!

  12. Speech Therapy Mom

    Lol you’ve summed up my mind! 🙂

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