Most of us have realized that having a child is a life altering change, and if you haven’t by now, well you must be new to my blog, or pregnant with you first so welcome, and I am absolutely positive you will realize this reality very soon!
Recently I started to think about a few of the little things in life that have changed since becoming a mother and, boy have they changed!
Lets start with one of my favorite things, Coffee. Before kids I would enjoy a hot cup in the morning before I started to get myself ready to head out the door. However, now COFFEE is something I need in order to cope, survive, function…I would love it to be hot, but really don’t care, as long as I can down a cup while I am trying to get everyone out the door in the morning!
Moving onto another what used t be a necessity, but has now really become a luxury….SLEEP! Before kids I was so tired when I only got a solid 6 hours sleep the night before. Now…I am so tired, because I only got 7 hours sleep in the last 3 days.
Oh and do you remember the luxury of soaking in a tub? I remember those days, wine, candles, music gently playing…..Now on the rare occasion I can actually get the time to enjoy a bath, by the time I get all the toys out of the tub, and get in I have already been interrupted 5 times by someone needing something. There are no candles, rarely wine and as for the music softly playing in the background, does it count that Boytactics is sitting on the floor telling in detail the latest baseball stats! (sounds just like before!)
Speaking of life’s little luxuries, gone are the days where I used to catch the latest late-night flick in a theatre. Now, animation is all the rage at a Saturday afternoon matinée!
Here’s another major change in the before and after kid comparison….A Social life! Mine used to be spectacular! I always had plans and if I didn’t I would hurry and make some, because how lame would I be if I didn’t have plans on a Friday Night! Now… sure I have plans, in fact I have got the hottest date this Friday night. Just me and the hot cycle on the washing machine followed by a steamy dryer!
So there you have it my crazy little comparison on the little luxuries in life that I used to take for granted! Please tell me I’m not alone!