We’re visiting you? 16 things you should know and accept

  1. He’s going to shit himself at some point in your house. Possibly to leakage levels, inevitably to social indecency levels
  2. One of us will be emotional
  3. The stay at home parent has not slept in 2017. The working one caught some sleep about a week ago…
  4. Annoyed the baby is 3 months old and it’s your first visit? The entire world wants to come round! Three months is priority status!
  5. We will be bringing enough kit to cover off all possibilities, in numerous annoyingly small and overflowing bags
  6. We will dominate your living room, bathroom and one of your bedrooms. Get over it
  7. The baby will cry hysterically. Warn your neighbours
  8. We slightly resent you for adding ‘an activity’ to our unstructured life
  9. One of us is likely to fall asleep mid conversation. It might be your chat, but is probably our over tiredness.
  10. It’s your house, but this is all about us and the baby. Get over it
  11. It’s taken days of planning for us to make this trip
  12. And hours of execution. We live 20 minutes away, but we started preparing to leave two hours before leaving
  13. But we’ll still be late, blaming the baby. Roll with the excuses and never question or judge them
  14. Never EVER say it looks easy, or suggest ‘a better way’ of doing something. You will be hated
  15. Every topic of conversation will tangent to the baby. EVERY TOPIC!
  16. We look fantastic considering…DON’T WE!!!



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    We also have a nearby chip shop 😉


  2. Ha ha we went to a wedding when my first was 5 months old. Guests thought we were staying over we took so much stuff. We weren’t ;D
    All so very true and I think you’ve done well doing the visiting.


    1. thedebutdad says:

      All the stuff! They tell you about the baby bag, sure. But they don’t tell you you’ll have your own bag of stuff, which is essentially back up stuff and a completely new outfit incase of sick-on-you scenes….!


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