Why don't people tell you the really important things in life? Why isn't there a class in college or high school that you can take that gives you random facts about life that will make the years easier? Nooooooooo. All the adults think you need to "learn for yourself" how things go in the world. Wouldn't it be easier if someone told you up front:
-Cleaning things is much better with gloves on. You don't get nearly as grossed out and not only are you more likely to get down to the nasty stuff, you might even do it more frequently so that it doesn't get nasty in the first place.
-When your dog makes fish farts, it's generally time to get their glands expressed.
-You have to change the filter in your home's a/c unit more than once every couple of years.
-Laundry and yard work does not get more fun as you get older. And vegetables don't taste better either.
-Kids are expensive.
-Children are not like dogs. Once they get too expensive you can't just give them away.
-No matter how expensive kids are, you love them more than life itself and would never give them away.
-Coming up with three different meals a day, every day, is one of the worst jobs. Has Willie Wonka's meal gum made it through FDA yet?
-Own your quirks. I don't know where I would be right now if I hadn't embraced my love for popping zits.
-Obsession really isn't an answer.
Okay. That's all I can think of at the moment. Now I will leave you with an incredibly cute picture of my incredibly cute baby.