21 things nobody tells you about being a parent

You've just gotta laugh.

Here is to all the wonderful things about parenthood.

1. Sometimes you just try to help the best you can

2. You suddenly know the most bizarre things

3. Panic attacks strike often

4. Sometimes you just have to ..

5. Some dreams are really far-fetched

6. You’ll be a bit envious

7. You shouldn’t own anything nice for a while

8. You might get high blood pressure

9. Things are not always as they seem

10. Great logic just flows through you

11. You do what ya gotta do

12. You sometimes employ your own tactics

13. You’ll have a long list of hilariousness

14. Sometimes good intentions are just that: good intentions

15. You do try to teach good principles; but sometimes it backfires

16. You just forget some things

17. You really could be raising geniuses … you’ll just never know

18. Everything acquires new uses

19. You follow directions for your own well-being

20. You learn to be real quick

21. Sometimes you just can’t

Mary Petramalo

Mary recently graduated in Visual Communications and is working her way to be able to use her talent for humanitarian aid organizations in third world countries. She has a passion for the artistic realm and focuses her time on graphic design, photography, and most recently, painting.