Mother and Baby

18 Signs You're Only Pretending To Be A Grown Up (Just Don't Tell Your Toddler)

Becoming a parent means you suddenly have to grow up and look after another (albeit, tiny) person. But that doesn’t mean that you necessarily feel like an adult… does it?
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You slice the birthday cake for your two year old…

…and quickly eye up the slice with the most chocolate sprinkles. [Corbis]
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You love a Disney sing-a-long just as much as your child

And are thrilled when you know more of the words than she does. [Corbis]
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You're disappointed when the bouncy castle is for under 5s only

So what if you’re 30? You wanted a bounce as much as all of the kids.[Corbis]
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You’re more enthusiastic about the craft project than your preschooler

You forgot just how much fun it is to pick glue off your fingers. And how cool is glitter? [Getty]
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You had all the intentions of buying grown-up yoghurts and snacks

But somehow you came home from the shops with only Babybels and Petit Filous. And that’s just fine. [Corbis]
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You've not only made a sandcastle, you've made a car, boat and turtle too

You're about to start on a wallaby when you notice everyone went inside hours ago. [Alamy]
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You still double take when the nursery staff ask for your child’s mummy

Since when did you lose the nickname you’ve had from school. [Corbis]
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You excitedly order sausage and chips, lemonade and strawberry ice cream…

…then realise that's the kids menu. [Corbis]
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You find yourself giggling when using grown up phrases

‘Because I said so’ sounds like something your mum would say. [Corbis]
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You’re secretly thrilled when your toddler says he wants to sit at the back of the bus

It always was where the cool kids sat. [Corbis]
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Tax (and money things in general) really confuse you

Thank god for Google… [Google]
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You secretly use up your child’s bubble bath

It turns the water GREEN and is so much more bubbly than your Radox. [Corbis]
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You still giggle at half the words the doctor uses

And get a disapproving frown in return. [Corbis]
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You forget to put the bins out most weeks

Even that note on the fridge doesn’t help. [Corbis]
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You hang upside down on the climbing frame thinking ‘Why isn't anyone else doing this?’

Then you get back to the car and realise the keys have fallen out of your pocket. [Corbis]
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Children ask you what water is made of. And expect you to know

OK, so you may know a lot but not everything. [Corbis]
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You get just as excited at the prospect of raiding the dressing up box as your child

Who wouldn’t want to spend an hour dressed as a pirate? [Corbis]
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