It's true what they say, you know: Nothing can prepare you for parenthood. You can be the most organized, calm, patient human being on the planet -- who's had plenty of experience with babies to boot -- but once you have a child of your own, all bets are off. Everything you thought you knew goes out the window. And, as their recent interview on Today illustrates, Snooki and her fiance Jionni LaValle are currently in the midst of this realization. And it's actually quite adorable.
When the couple sat down with Savannah Guthrie to answer questions about becoming parents, and -- shocker! Snooki's former life as a party girl -- Jionni said something that cracked me up. He stated: "It's just time-consuming, it's 24 hours." Then he quickly added: "It's a lot of fun though."
Not exactly sure why, but I find that statement so incredibly adorable -- and kind of hilarious. Before my daughter was born, I was able to intellectualize the fact that being a parent is a 24:7 job, but still -- nothing could prepare for, well, the 24:7ness of it all after she arrived. It's always a shock.
Jionni, Snooki, it gets easier. I'm not a veteran parent here or anything, but I will say, having a 6-month-old is much easier than having a newborn. It still is 24 hours a day, though, Jionni. No getting around that.
What surprised you most about becoming a parent?