I hate surprises. I am a planner, I have social anxiety, and I am pretty much a hot mess regardless, so I don't appreciate wrenches being thrown into my day. My kids, however, love surprises. Surprise parties, yelling "surprise!" as they jump around corners, surprise trips to the store — pretty much anything that adds novelty to their lives. So, unfortunately, for parents like me there are so many times your kid will ruin the word "surprise."
Surprises seem fun, sure, but when kids are involved the "fun" is incredibly short-lived. It's not likely that a "surprise" in your day-to-day mom life means you've won an all-expenses paid, inclusive vacation or people have thrown you an extravagant party. It's more like:
Surprise! Your toddler finally pooped... on the floor.
Surprise! Your tween started their period... and you're on vacation at a water park.
There are so many ways my kids surprise me on a daily basis, like when my daughter decided to tell the neighbors I was pregnant and when my son gave himself a "stylish" haircut. Then, of course, there are those fun surprises that always follow my children forgetting something, like when my kids fail to give me a school form I was supposed to sign... due last week.
Parenthood is full of, "Holy sh*t, I was not expecting that!" moments, which is probably the only part of motherhood you shouldn't be surprised by: you're never going to know, for sure, what each day will bring. Personally, I would rather have my boring routine than deal with the following but, well, this is #MomLife, folks.