I’ve been thinking a lot about what life used to be like before kids. I know that sounds kinda mean, but I didn’t say I’ve been FANTASIZING about life before kids. It’s just that lately, with my youngest having reached three-and-a-half years old and no more babies on the way, I am slowly becoming reacquainted with the old me. Did I say “old?!” Scratch that…I meant the relatively young me who is just older with four kids, but not old!
I recently posted on my Facebook page, which if you haven’t liked please do because I’m trying to reach 213 likes by 2013:
Now even though sleep dominated the answers, because we all know motherhood would be oh so different on 8 or more hours of solid sleep, I really enjoyed reading these and fantasizing, I mean…you know, reminiscing:
*Surf everyday and wear a size 2…but I miss the waves more! ~Bonnie
*Sleep… ~Tina and Jessica W. of Four Plus An Angel
*Sleep at night. ~Jessica T. of My Time As Mom
*Complete a thought. ~Angela
*What didn’t I do!! Seriously, though – I’d say watched TV shows with my husband at night. Bedtime sucks up SO much of that time!!! ~Andrea of Good Girl Gone Redneck
*I used to sleep. I used to go to the movies! I read a handful of books a month. ~Melissa of Melissa In the Raw
*Journal. Read. Sit down for full meal. ~Beth
*Sleep, get up when “I” wanted to, shopping was all about me, a full house cleaning took maybe 30-45 minutes. All the law and order svu and criminal minds shows I wanted, when I wanted. And last I used to be able to wear a size 7-9. ~Shawna of The Uncensored Mama
*Sleep, read, dress cute without fear of getting puked on. ~Nicole
*Curse less. ~Kim
*Sleep, exercise and eat healthy! ~Shanna of This Mom Recycles
*Sit on the couch with a bag of chips and a bowl of salsa for dinner or finish left over desert in the fridge for breakfast, haha. Oh, and go to the gym 4-5 days a week! ~Tara
*I miss reading until all hours! ~Marisa
I really did use to make homemade bagels! I did everything short of dehydrate my own onion and garlic to sprinkle on top. I also cooked elaborate recipes from actual cookbooks that required me to drive to faraway markets for exotic ingredients. Now, I read cookbooks like novels…to escape and dream about all the lovely meals I could be making. Then I ask my husband to pick up dinner from the taqueria.
I’d love to keep this conversation going. What did you used to do before kids?