What happens next is a military operation. You must seamlessly glide over to the bed without standing on any of the baby toys, parenting books or upturned plugs in your path. If you manage to reach your destination without upset, you must then gently place your sleeping baby down.
This must be done in such a way that your beautiful baby has absolutely no idea you are no longer holding her. You must be wary of temperature changes, sudden movements and uncontrollable whoops of joy. Once she's in her bed and sleeping soundly, you must drop silently to the floor and army crawl out of the room on your elbows without making a sound.
Once out of the door, you may breathe a very quiet sigh of relief. Then it's time to tiptoe down the stairs taking great care to avoid all of the creakers. In a state of pleasant disbelief, you make yourself a cup of tea, grab a biscuit and take your position on the sofa. You deserve this break, it's been a tough day so far. When all of a sudden the glorious silence is shattered by the overly loud DING DONG from your ridiculous doorbell.
Followed moments later by the screaming of your now wide awake and very angry baby. Now it's time to run upstairs and soothe your miserable baby, whilst simultaneously opening the door and restraining yourself from punching the nap-ruiner in the face.
We've all been there. There is nothing in life more frustrating than a sleeping baby being woken up, especially when it's a salesman's knock that disturbs the peace. Some parents are so sick of the disturbance, they've started leaving notes to warn potential callers that it's simply not worth it.
10 Hilarious Doorbell Notes From Tired Parents and Parents-To-Be
Here are our 10 favourite notes written by new parents:
Doorbell Note #1: Straight To The Point
Doorbell Notes #2: Offering An Incentive
Doorbell Notes #3: Listing The Exception
Doorbell Notes #4: No Point Beating Around The Bush (Pun Intended)
Doorbell Notes #5: Totally Honest