Not that we needed a reminder about how awesome it is being a parent, but I loved these lesser-acknowledged parts of having children, via Buzzfeed.
Kids are a built-in excuse to stay home and play video games.
All of your food will look awesome.
You can eat mac and cheese whenever you want.
You get to play with their toys, in general.
You also have a real reason to go on awesome slides, because your kid needs “help.”
You never have to guess how a baby’s feeling, because they wear their emotions on their face.
Like fear, for example.
And when they learn to write, they are brutally honest.
Like, you can seriously dress them however you want and they can’t say anything.
When a kid gets excited, it’s like their whole face erupts in a fountain of happiness and it’s contagious.
With a kid, Christmas morning is like one long cute overload.
Get ready to die from smiling, y’all.
Kids are unintentionally really funny.
And sometimes intentionally, too.
Kids make Halloween adorable.
And you get to steal all the candy they worked so hard for.
You’ll always have someone to smooch, whether they like it or not.
Kids are a great way to break the ice when you’re in an awkward social situation.
People love kids.
And when you have a kid, you get a whole new friend group!
You basically have a little clone version of yourself to play with at all times.
If you’re feeling cold, all you have to do is grab a baby for warmth.
You get to take ridiculous family photos.
When your kid has some epic milestone, like lifting up their own body, it will make you realise how awesome little things are.
Like standing and wiping your own butt, for example.
A baby’s head smells like magical unicorn tears.
It’s seriously awesome.
And seeing a kid smile is scientifically proven* to melt your heart.
*I did an independent study. Probably.