If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a toddler, then I think the closed encounter to this as an adult, would be when you were pregnant. There are many similarities as you go through your daily routine in that 9 month period. Give these points some thought.
- As your belly grows, you battle to tie your shoes. Eventually you can’t even get to put them on by yourself and may need some assistance.
- As a result of the implications of alcohol during pregnancy, you are no longer ‘allowed’ any alcohol.
- You can’t sleep due to the discomfort of your huge belly yet some days you can’t make it through the day without an afternoon nap.
- As soon as you leave the house, you need the loo. In fact this happens on a regular basis and there are times when you wonder if you will get there in time.
- You turn into a fussy eater – things that use to be your favourite are now on your list of dislikes.
- You develop cravings and insist that your partner get it for you NOW almost similar to a toddler tantrum.
- As your belly grows you find yourself tripping over ‘nothing’ or battling to do the things you use to do.
- You become forgetful, not remembering where you put things. This may result in people becoming irritated with you.
- You arrive home after a day out with food and drink stains all over your shirt thanks to your ‘huge tummy catcher’.
- You want to do things for yourself but realize that this is no longer always possible.
During pregnancy we experience the same excitement about life as a toddler and endure the same frustrations and emotions. So the next time you become impatient with your toddler, think back to those 9 months when you were carrying them.