Parenting 101 – Expectation vs Reality! #MyFriendAlexa

The little bundle of joy who sleeps peacefully in the crib is an angel that blessed your life. You are the lucky parents who get to enjoy the fruits of parenthood. The first time for everything – the first smile, the first teeth, the first step and the list in endless! Between all these first times, we parents realize how different the reality is from expectation. So, let’s talk about it today.

Meal Time would be fun time

Expectation – My child will happily eat the all the healthy food I prepare at home including vegetable puree, fresh soups, pulses, eggs and what not!

Reality – Who am I kidding? Meal time are mess time. The child will spit out all the healthy options and feast upon all the junk food including candies, ice-creams, pizzas and so on…

Sleep time struggle

Expectation –  How difficult can it be to put a few months old to sleep? All they do is feed-poop-sleep and this cycle continues whole day. Or so I had thought before having a child.

Reality – Ask a new parent and you wont need any more answers. The kid will pull an all-nighter and sleep during the day, whereas you would become a zombie! At times, me and my hubby doze off and the kiddo keeps playing, tires himself and then sleep. 🙂

Electronic gadgets are a big no-no

Expectation – I wanted my kid to have zero screen time, to such an extent, that my husband suggested we get rid of cable TV. Personally, we avoid watching TV, laptop or mobile to all extents, so that my child does not fall into that habit. I am a night owl and usually blog, read or watch movies late night.

Reality – We religiously followed the no screen time rule, but then our kid outwitted us. He has started pretending to be asleep and I found him stealing glances at one such occasion. He started sitting up on his own and now reaches straight for the laptop. Thankfully, he still does not have that habit of watching screens. But, I believe a little screen time once he is bit older would be alright.

Multitasking is an easy skill

Expectation  Feeding the child, working on laptop and attending the meeting through mobile – how difficult it can be? It should not be tad bit difficult at all.

Reality – Why am I an adult? If only the kid would feed without any fuss! Preparing an office presentation after a long night awake requires super strength

Kids are the source of happiness

Expectation – Spending time with kids would make you energetic and all your worries disappear.

Reality – It is the most underrated pleasure of life. Not only do my worries disappear, but my heart melts every time my child gives me a toothless grin (or a 4-teeth smile now). The way he runs towards door as soon as I enter home is  an overwhelming feeling. I would not exchange it with anything in the world.

Can you relate with any of these incidents? How was your parenting journey – easy and fun or difficult and chaotic? Do share your thoughts in comments and if you like this post share it with your friends and pass them a smile! 🙂

Shout out to all the amazing moms and dads in the world, you are doing a fabulous job. Happy Parenting!

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Post Author: Dishki

29 thoughts on “Parenting 101 – Expectation vs Reality! #MyFriendAlexa

    […] This is the third post for #MyFriendAlexa campaign. I am taking my Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter. Read my last post on parenting 101 here. […]


    (10th September 2018 - 16:26)

    ROFL… Bang on!


    (10th September 2018 - 00:05)

    ha ha ha, that was one post I loved reading today. Thank you for making me grin for a while.



      (10th September 2018 - 10:05)

      Hehe, glad you enjoyed it!

    Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    (9th September 2018 - 22:58)

    My current situation portrayed.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa


      (10th September 2018 - 10:06)

      Same pinch!

    (9th September 2018 - 19:39)

    So true being mom i can really understand.. What i expect n what really happens


      (10th September 2018 - 10:08)

      All in a mom’s life. 😉
      Thanks for dropping by!


    (9th September 2018 - 18:06)

    this is so well written.well in most cases reality is diff than expectations.but alas kids are all worth it and they def make life beautiful.kudos to parents who really take so much efforts to get that smile on kids face 🙂


      (10th September 2018 - 10:09)

      True that, kids make it worth!
      Thanks for visiting.

    Deepali Dhabu

    (9th September 2018 - 14:40)

    I can clearly see how struggling yet blissful it is . Every mother is a superwoman I feel the way she manages everything at home , kids and work is commendable . Love this article


      (10th September 2018 - 10:10)

      Thanks a lot! Parents get this superpower I guess. 🙂


    (9th September 2018 - 11:25)

    Haha this is such a great article for people who think parenting is a cake walk.


      (10th September 2018 - 20:06)

      A cake walk with a twist 😉


    (9th September 2018 - 10:13)

    Bringing the reality about parenting, thanks for sharing


      (10th September 2018 - 20:06)

      Thanks for dropping by.

    Jhilmil Bhansali

    (9th September 2018 - 06:01)

    Ha ha I think I would relate to all the points being a mum of 4 year old. The initial food tantrums were high (settled later), the sleeps were disturbed when we shifted , the multitasking..ahh I don’t wanna say about it, lol. But yes his smile makes me forget all worries honestly.


      (10th September 2018 - 20:07)

      Yes, the smiles makes it worth all the work.You are experienced. 😉

    JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)

    (8th September 2018 - 23:38)

    Aww. Such a lovely article. I adore your writing and I couldn’t help grinning all the time at this. I totally agree with every point you made. I really estimated much lesser about these little ones. Smart, alert and active are simple words but powerful ones when it comes to these tiny tots.


      (10th September 2018 - 20:12)

      Thanks you so much Jayanthy. With changing time, kids these days super intelligent and observant about their surroundings.

    Richa Mina

    (8th September 2018 - 22:13)

    love the reality and myth series plus i’m so happy to follow your blog through the alexa challenge to read all


      (10th September 2018 - 20:13)

      Thanks a lot Richa. Happy to have you here.

    Neha Jain

    (8th September 2018 - 21:53)

    Well.said, their is always a reality check when we experience the actual , expectations are good but Webshauld always have fun with the moment


      (10th September 2018 - 20:13)

      True Neha, parenting can be daunting or we can make it fun. Thanks for dropping by.


    (8th September 2018 - 10:46)

    Hilarious take on myth vs reality on parenting.


      (10th September 2018 - 20:14)

      Thanks you!

    Sumit Sharma

    (8th September 2018 - 09:54)

    Loved the way you have showcased the comparison here in this post.


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