People Without Kids Have No Idea What Parenting Is Really Like (VIDEO)

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michael mcintyreBefore I had a kid, I was the best mom in the world. I knew it all; had all the answers; and couldn't believe some of the ridiculous things some parents resorted to in order to get their kids to do something as simple as eat. I mean, how hard can that be, right? I would never dream of doing some of the things I saw other parents doing when I had my baby.

Buuut then I had a baby of my own, who's now a running, screaming, mess-making toddler, and I get it, man. I really, really get it. It's so much easier to parent when there's not an actual child involved. And dear god, a hell of a lot more relaxing, too. Remember the ol' "simply walking out of the house when you need to go somewhere" days? Life was so easy then.

Comedian Michael McIntyre has a hilarious bit called "People With No Kids Don't Know." And he's right. They really don't. (Speaking from experience here! I was one of the worst offenders out there!)

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Kids don't sound very fun, childless folk, now do they? Don't worry. They are. Extremely. But if you're on the fence about having children, you probably should watch this video. Because, although McIntyre is obviously being hyperbolic here, the man really isn't all that far off. Your peaceful, uninterrupted-night's-sleep life as you know it is over once you have kids.

But in a good way.

How has your life changed since you've had kids? Can you relate to this video?

 

Image via Jeff Roy/YouTube

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Lynna... Lynnaloch

I just laughed my butt off! Kids are totally worth the trouble, but easy they are NOT!

femal... femaleMIKE

Funny! My baby is only 3 months old.  The other day I went shopping with my sister, when she showed up.  I took over her whole car.  I had the car seat base, car seat, stroller and diaper bag (saved space by doubling up the diaper bag with my purse) Then we had to wait for him to wake up so I could feed him before we leave.  It took alot longer than usual. 


Before I had the baby I knew it would slow me down when on the go, I just didn't realize how I would have to plan quick errands.  I can't just go, I need to feed and change the baby, then put the bag together.

Tammy Makela

Actually a lot of childless people DO know... that's why we're childless!

Wendy Clarke

Tammy Makela - you are right on the money!!!  We are childless - BY CHOICE!!!!

Saesa... Saesae981029

This was hysterical - and so true!

Lilit... Lilith.23

I laughed so hard!

Seriously! This is my OH every single night "good Luck"

true true

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Childless by choice yet hanging out on cafemom. Well that makes perfect sense.

Brian Spence

Rhonda, there are parents who hang out on childfree forums and blogs.

nonmember avatar Anne Gauthier

RhondaVeggie, somebody has to keep an eye on you moms or your high-fiving and back-slapping delusions would deepen even further.

nonmember avatar JP

Yeah nothing like people without kids putting us moms in our place....oh what would we do without you !!!

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