Ryan Shepard
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February 27, 2024
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Marriage and Babies: A Humorous Handbook of Advice I Wish I'd Had!

Hey there, fellow partners in parenthood! Today, I'm diving into the chaotic chapters of my mental "Marriage and Babies Handbook" – a guide I wish someone had handed me before the stork made its grand entrance. If you're on the brink of diving into the whirlwind world of parenting, grab your coffee (or something stronger) and join me for a hilarious jaunt through the advice I wish I'd had for my marriage before the pitter-patter of little feet took over our lives.

Chapter 1: The Myth of Sleep

Ah, the sweet serenade of uninterrupted slumber. I wish someone had clued me in that the tranquil nights would morph into tag-team baby duty and zombie-like shuffles to the coffee maker. My solution? Invest in blackout curtains, master the art of ninja diaper-changing, and relish the fleeting moments of peace before they vanish into thin air.

Chapter 2: Communication in Code

Remember the days when dinner conversations flowed smoothly? Those were the golden years. Little did I know that the arrival of tiny dictators would transform our civilized chats into a game of charades and a series of nods and winks. Get ahead of the game and develop a secret code language or sign up for a telepathy course – trust me, you'll thank me later!

Chapter 3: The Battle of the Remote

Remote control dominance is no joke. Pre-baby, we peacefully negotiated our Netflix picks. Now? It's a battleground, and Bluey reigns supreme. And let's be real, Bluey is actually an incredible show that deserves Emmy nominations lol. Embrace the wonder of children's programming; you might find yourself humming along to catchy tunes sooner than you think.

Chapter 4: Laundry Mountains and Other Natural Disasters

Beware the laundry mountain that reproduces faster than rabbits. Everest has nothing on the challenge of finding matching socks. My remedy? Create the ultimate laundry playlist, perfect your folding finesse, and come to terms with the fact that the laundry room is now your Everest.

Chapter 5: Date Night Dilemmas

Ah, the elusive date night – as rare as a unicorn sighting post-baby. My suggestion? Embrace the "home date night" with gusto. Netflix, a blanket fort, and a bottle of wine can rival any fancy night out.

Chapter 6: The Art of Quick Decision-Making

Pre-baby, choosing a restaurant was a prolonged debate. Now? Decisions are lightning-fast, and survival instincts kick in. My advice? Trust your instincts, make decisions swiftly, and brace yourself for a chorus of "I told you so" from your pint-sized critics.

Chapter 7: Mastering the Art of Ninja Snacking

Snacking has transformed from leisurely to covert ops. Sneaking chocolate is now a high-stakes mission, and I wish I'd been schooled in ninja snacking before the baby monitors took over. My advice? Sharpen your snacking skills under cover of darkness and perfect the silent chip crunch.


And there you have it – my comical compendium of advice I wish I'd received for my marriage before the baby brigade barged in. To all the soon-to-be parents out there, buckle up, laugh often, and remember that surviving parenthood is a wild ride best navigated with humor and a well-stocked snack drawer.

Cheers to love, laughter, and the beautiful chaos of marriage and babies!


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