Once you become a parent, certain experiences become amplified, which is both good and bad. On the good side, simple things like a trip to the zoo or spotting a digger on the street become completely magical experiences.
On the bad side, things like waiting rooms, checkout queues and long car trips become a special kind of hell. Here are 11 things that are particularly hellish once you have kids.
1. Indoor play centres
On a rainy Saturday morning indoor play centres seem like the answer to all your problems. Then you get in there and the sheer volume of noise, not to mention the smell of fetid feet and the violent colour scheme beneath fluoro lights, soon have you so riled up you want to punch someone. It’s no wonder fights are wont to break out in these hell centres of screaming brats; the physical environment seems to be specifically designed to aggravate.
Add in, illegally bad coffee, overpriced hot chips plus other parents and you’ve pretty much got the perfect storm.