Spinning off Rubies' thread on moms talking about their perfect babies. Have you experienced the opposite where friends tell you that your life as you know it is over once you have kids? They tell you to travel, go out, sleep now because you'll never be able to once you have kids.

While I don't say those specific things, I am definitely not one of those parenting is all sunshine and rainbows people. It is damn hard and I try to be honest about the ups and downs.

My friends fell more in the middle. They didn't complain about how hard it was, but they didn't say it was all perfect perfect all the time. I guess I'm more in the complainer camp haha.

What has your experience been? Do you friends tell you how awesome being a parent/their baby is? Or do they tell you how sleep deprived/hard it is and to enjoy life before kids?