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1. When you choose to stay up late it’s with the full knowledge that you’ll be a zombie the next day.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

But hey, sometimes your mental health requires a little binge watching of TV shows without talking animals.

2. You no longer poke your sleeping baby to see if they’re breathing.




That doesn't mean you don’t lean in REAL close and listen.

3. You no longer freak out when your kid falls down.




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You’re like, “You’re okay.” (sips coffee)

4. You no longer have a “Level 10” breakdown when you have to cut your baby’s nails.




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Now it’s like level 6 or 7… because that shit’s still nerve wrecking.

5. When your kid asks to go into a toy store “Only to look,” you just laugh.




Lol, kid.

6. You've developed “Spidey sense” for when your kids are getting into trouble.


You've developed "Spidey sense" for when your kids are getting into trouble.

Things are quiet. Too quiet.

7. You don’t get embarrassed easily any more.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

“What’s that? I’m wearing sweatpants in public with spit-up on them? So I am.”

8. You don’t tell your kid about plans until right before they happen.




image: thrillophilia

This way you avoid nuclear meltdowns caused by statements like, “I know I said we were going to Frozen On Ice, but I’m afraid it’s sold out.”

9. When you say it’s time to go and your kids whine you’re like:




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10. Changing a diaper — even a nasty one — is No Big Deal.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

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Now you can get up in the middle of a meal, change the rankest of diapers, then sit back down and keep eating without missing a beat.

11. When it comes to kid’s clothes, you value functionality (not to mention affordability) over all else.




A 2,000/- kid’s shirt that is hand wash only? No thanks.

12. You don’t like to brag, but when it comes to peekaboo you’re basically a rock star.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

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Do babies laugh when you play peekaboo? Does the earth circle the sun?

13. You know all of the children’s characters by their name.




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You even know “Doc” McStuffins’ first name is “Dottie.”

14. You can brush someone else’s teeth just as well as your own.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

It doesn’t even matter if your kid is squirming like a toad.

15. You can sleep in any position.




image: snoozester

You can even sleep with a toddler foot in your face.

16. Lastly, you have more confidence as a parent than you ever dreamed possible.




image: tumblr

You’ve got this.

16 Signs You’re No Longer A Rookie Parent

1. When you choose to stay up late it’s with the full knowledge that you’ll be a zombie the next day.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

But hey, sometimes your mental health requires a little binge watching of TV shows without talking animals.

2. You no longer poke your sleeping baby to see if they’re breathing.




That doesn't mean you don’t lean in REAL close and listen.

3. You no longer freak out when your kid falls down.




image: tangomag

You’re like, “You’re okay.” (sips coffee)

4. You no longer have a “Level 10” breakdown when you have to cut your baby’s nails.




image: reasontolaugh

Now it’s like level 6 or 7… because that shit’s still nerve wrecking.

5. When your kid asks to go into a toy store “Only to look,” you just laugh.




Lol, kid.

6. You've developed “Spidey sense” for when your kids are getting into trouble.


You've developed "Spidey sense" for when your kids are getting into trouble.

Things are quiet. Too quiet.

7. You don’t get embarrassed easily any more.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

“What’s that? I’m wearing sweatpants in public with spit-up on them? So I am.”

8. You don’t tell your kid about plans until right before they happen.




image: thrillophilia

This way you avoid nuclear meltdowns caused by statements like, “I know I said we were going to Frozen On Ice, but I’m afraid it’s sold out.”

9. When you say it’s time to go and your kids whine you’re like:




image: imgur

10. Changing a diaper — even a nasty one — is No Big Deal.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

image: buzzfeed

Now you can get up in the middle of a meal, change the rankest of diapers, then sit back down and keep eating without missing a beat.

11. When it comes to kid’s clothes, you value functionality (not to mention affordability) over all else.




A 2,000/- kid’s shirt that is hand wash only? No thanks.

12. You don’t like to brag, but when it comes to peekaboo you’re basically a rock star.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

image: buzzfeed

Do babies laugh when you play peekaboo? Does the earth circle the sun?

13. You know all of the children’s characters by their name.




image: playbuzz

You even know “Doc” McStuffins’ first name is “Dottie.”

14. You can brush someone else’s teeth just as well as your own.


29 Signs You're No Longer A Rookie Parent

It doesn’t even matter if your kid is squirming like a toad.

15. You can sleep in any position.




image: snoozester

You can even sleep with a toddler foot in your face.

16. Lastly, you have more confidence as a parent than you ever dreamed possible.




image: tumblr

You’ve got this.

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