Sunday, January 20, 2013

Inspirations and laughter!

I was inspired to make some cards yesterday and today I want to laugh. Then I combined these in this entry. Hope you be inspired and smile too:)

** How being a parent can change your life **

When a baby is born into a family it affects every one in that family. However, as you have baby 2 then baby 3, the way in which you deal with the child also changes considerably. Read these suggested differences and enjoy a laugh with me!

Your clothing:

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed.
2nd baby: You wear your ordinary clothes for as long as you are able
3rd baby: Your maternity clothes are your ordinary clothes.

Getting ready for the day of the birth:

1st baby: You practice your breathing as often as possible
2nd baby: You don't bother practicing your breathing because you remember that last time, breathing didn't help at all.
3rd baby: You accept an epidural injection as soon as it is offered.

                                                                     Major concerns:

1st baby: At the first sign of upset, the slightest cry you pick up the baby for a cuddle.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her cries threaten to wake your neighbours.
3rd baby: You teach your 2 year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing. 


1st baby: If the dummy falls on the floor you put it away until you can go home and disinfect it properly.
2nd baby: When the dummy falls on the floor you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

                                                                      Buying a layette

1st baby: You wash the clothes before organising them into colour coordinated folded piles neatly laid out in the baby’s specially bought chest of drawers.
2nd baby: You make sure that the clothes are clean and throw only the ones with the dirtiest marks on them.
3rd baby: You are heard to say that boys can wear pink, no problem.

Note* Layette means all the clothes you need for a baby. Vests, cardigan, babygro all-in-ones and even bonnets.

                                                   Nappies: [Diapers in the USA]

1st baby: You change your baby's nappy every hour whether they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their nappy every 2 to 3 hours, if required.
3rd baby: You change their nappy when others start to complain about the smell or you see it hanging down low.

                                         What activities do you do with your youngster?

1st baby: You take your child to the Clinic, the Gym, the swimming pool and the Library for story time.
2nd baby: You take your youngster to the Clinic.
3rd baby: You take your child to Asda/Walmart. 

Baby sitters:

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter you call home 4 times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

How you react when at home with the baby:

1st baby: You spend a great deal of time every day just gazing lovingly at your baby.
2nd baby: You spend some of everyday keeping an eye open to ensure that your eldest child isn't squeezing, poking or hurting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend some of every day hiding from the children.

Until next time again :)


  1. Så flotte kort du har laget.
    Ha en fin kveld, Marit.

  2. just shows that moms get relaxed the more kids she has :) but I'm sure a mom loves all her kids equally :)

    have a great and blessed week Ms Joy, thanks for sharing your laughter :)

  3. funny post, it's really true. I've seen a big difference in new parents in their 2,3, etc. children. I was the fourth, so I was treated far different than my brothers.

  4. Joy
    I couldn't help laughing out loud at this post. I have three children, and amazing, most of what your shared here is true! Ha-ha-ha! It's not that we love the third baby less... but as parents we have gained the confidence through the years... sadly often at the expense of the first baby.

    Loved your pictures too! Your cards are lovely.

    Much love

  5. Oh Joy, these are just too funny. I had three and I think you're right! YOur cards are so special. And I know they are a blessing to others.

  6. haha well it all makes sense
    first time parents were the most fussy wuth things
    but second or third time parents were the pro

    by the way this cards were awesome i love the first one the most

  7. I really find those cards cute and the descriptions were so funny :)

    Thanks mami Joy!

  8. This is true. At panganay ako kaya iniisip ko minsan na maswerte ako. I know mother loves all their child. Like all the cards. Galing Mama Joy. very creative :)

  9. HAHAHAH! 3 kameng magkakapatid. Pang 2 ako. So okay lang kahit ganyan ang treat sakin! HAHAHAH! Anyways, we are all equally loved by my mom. :)) And of course, all moms do the same with their children. ;)

  10. So true, so funny and your cards bring me joy. I love this post. Thanks for your kind words today. It is fun being a "YaYa"!

  11. Such lovely cards. Thanks for making me laugh.

  12. I especially like your first card. Is the frame laser cut wood?

    1. No pieces of sunshine. It is made of paper cards:) thanks

  13. Very talented and creative naman talaga, Miss Joy. Ang gaganda! Talagang pinaglaanan ng panahon. Di ko lang maintindihan ang text (joke lang). Alam ko naman na nasa ibang bansa kayo. Thumbs up!

  14. This is very true and funny. I also have done like this. So the children's characters are different, I wonder.
    Have a nice day!

  15. Uhmmm wala pa ako baby o anak e.. err..anyways dapat same same lang treatment para di nagagalit yung oldest anak..


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