8 Things You Can't Do Once You Have a Kid

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Parenthood is no doubt full of beautiful blessings. However, along with becoming a parent also suddenly comes a long, LONG list of CAN'T DOs. In ways you'd never imagine, in fact. Normal everyday tasks like eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom turn into group activities and nothing in your life is sacred anymore. Don't worry -- all these CAN'T DOs are totally worth the trade-off. Well, mostly anyway ...

We started a #OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant hashtag on Twitter, so we could hear from you about the things you've realized you CAN'T DO now that you're a parent. Of course, everyone's rules are slightly different, but we think you'll definitely be able to relate (and laugh about) most of the responses from other moms.

Here are some of the best picks.

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1. PEE IN PEACE (far more common than we care to admit).

Scary Mommy

ScaryMommy Scary Mommy
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant pee in peace. Like, ever.

 

Amy Boshnack

aboshnack Amy Boshnack
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant pee in peace! 

 

Carrie Bentley

carrie913 Carrie Bentley
RedButterfli77 Brandi
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant pee alone...

 

Brianne De Leon

brideleon Brianne De Leon
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant Go to the bathroom in private!

 

2. EAT (OR DRINK) IN PEACE.

Janelle Harris

thegirlcanwrite Janelle Harris
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant ever, ever, not never have your own food to yourself. I had to sneak into the pantry and eat my cookies in the dark.

 

Sicily Moreland

Smores0988 Sicily Moreland
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant Have a donut. It will just go to your hips, as in the child climbing up your body to get it!!

 

Michele Zipp

LikeKilled Michele Zipp
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant keep that delish stash of decadent bad for you chocolate in the house (or within their reach)

 

Nicole Grady

nicgrady Nicole Grady
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant remember what hot coffee tastes like!

 

Nicole Grady

nicgrady Nicole Grady
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant sit through a meal without being interrupted.

 

TheYummyMummy

vivienne_jones TheYummyMummy
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant A hot cuppa! By the time u get to it, its almost sorbet

 

Brandi

RedButterfli77 Brandi
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant eat a treat without sharing!

 

Kate

Katieb38 Kate
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant You can't "eat a freaking meal"?? What the hell!?

 

3. WATCH TV IN PEACE.

Tracy Odell

tracyodell Tracy Odell
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant watch the morning news without being forced to have uncomfortable conversations. (Where's the kid-friendly news?)

 

Nicole Grady

nicgrady Nicole Grady
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant watch ET because it's on at the same time as #thebackyardigans!

 

4. CURSE IN PEACE.

Cynthia Dermody

whimsydancer Cynthia Dermody
#onceyouhaveakidyoucant Swear at others on the road who clearly never learned how to drive.

 

April Peveteaux

atothepg April Peveteaux
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant curse with abandon. I mean, unless you want a tiny partner in profanity. Which, you might. No judgment!

 

Felicia F. Kaiser

fcubedOC Felicia F. Kaiser
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant say "oh sh*t" or "Fu*k" out loud even on accident.

 

5. BATHE IN PEACE.

TheYummyMummy

vivienne_jones TheYummyMummy
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant A long bath is a far fetched dream, now its more like a rinse with a timer on!

 

Linda

Sundry Linda
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant Take a shower without being convinced you hear a child screaming. (Just me?)

 

6. GET YOUR BRAIN TO WORK CORRECTLY.

WishpotBABY

WishpotBABY WishpotBABY
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant finish a sentence. Not cogently, any ... HEY! PUT THAT DOWN!

 

Chastity Cortijo

ChastityCo Chastity Cortijo
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant find anything or remember anything! i.e. where are the keys and did i take a shower? 

 

Mallon Link

Maldlink Mallon Link
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant remember where you put your car keys.

 

Lindsey

dashingly Lindsey
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant think straight anymore.

 

7. BE HARMLESSLY WILD OR CAREFREE.

Bethany Ranford

MamaBear815 Bethany Ranford
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant spend a dime on yourself without equating it into how much milk, bread, and kids shoes is COULD buy

 

Angela Criscola

angelac1313 Angela Criscola
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant "Have a good time" in your bedroom w/o worry! (Locks please!)

 

MercedesPage

MercedesPage MercedesPage
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant be anywhere without your baby with you, without being
anxious.

 

Nancy Powell

npowell Nancy Powell
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant just have popcorn for dinner 3 nights in a row

 

Ruth Caruthers

Calishorty4 Ruth Caruthers
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant have wild booty on every surface in the house. LOL

 

Linda

Sundry Linda
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant Read books that involve anything bad happening to children. I'm talking to YOU, Pet Sematary.

 

Julieryanevans

Julieryanevans Julieryanevans
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant spend your entire paycheck on a pair of shoes and live off of Ramen noodles the rest of the month

 

God-is R.

319PR God-is R.
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant go on a whim to Miami for the weekend just because u feel like it! :-/

 

Sasha Brown-Worsham

sashabrownworsh Sasha Brown-Worsham
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant go to Morocco for three weeks and stay with a family you just met.

 

Greta Funk

gfunkified Greta Funk
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant take a nap in the middle of the day. Every day.

 

samantha jo campen

samanthajcampen samantha jo campen
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant be anywhere in ten minutes. Physically impossible.

 

The Stir

The_Stir The Stir
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant have cereal for dinner. Every night.

 

8. BUT THEN AGAIN, THERE IS ALSO THIS ...

Mary Osborne

TheMaryOsborne Mary Osborne
#OnceYouHaveAKidYouCant imagine your life without her!

 

What can't you do now that you're a parent?

 

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