Those of us who are parents know it’s not quite like we expected.

All those gorgeous pictures you see of happy parents loving looking down at a sleeping baby are as about as truthful as a politician’s promises at election time. Most will be broken, changed or mis-interpreted. I’ve always said deciding to become a parent is like deciding to get a perm. You have to be really really sure, and if you go though with it you will be completely shocked by the result, and not in a good way.

Seeing the stunning new royal picture of Will’s and Kate holding Baby Prince George and Lupo the dog, who looks completely terrified of George, got me thinking about the truth of parenting and the things I never thought I’d hear myself say, do and see and wondering if Will’s and Kate feel the same.

Things I never thought I’d hear myself say.

“Where is the poo? Where did you do the poo? Millie, show me the poo?’

Things I never thought I’d find myself doing.

Going on a poo hunt all over the house and in the back yard

Things I never thought I’d see

My dog eating my kid’s poo.

No wonder Lupo looks terrified….and Kate, from one mother to another….get your kid’s face away from that dogs mouth!