Before I was a mom… I would spend money on nice clothes for myself. I wish I had all that money back. Now, instead I spend money on kids clothes, although mostly from Target and Old Navy. My clothes consist of yoga pants, t-shirts, jeans, and flats.
Before I was a mom… 10:00pm was an early bedtime. In fact, it was go out time. Now I can barely keep my eyes open past 9:30pm.
Before I was a mom… I could lay out at the pool, flip through a mag, take a snooze, have a cocktail. Now pool visits include diaper changes, panic attacks and near drowning experiences.
Before I was a mom… my husband and I could just drop everything, head to dinner and a movie all while not worry about getting home to relieve a babysitter.
Before I was a mom… I could stay at the beach for a 6 hour stretch without having to go home for nap time.
Before I was a mom… I could go to the bathroom in peace.
Before I was a mom… I could take a shower without having an audience.
Before I was a mom… I could get on an airplane, take a little nap, read my book, dream about my trip and go to the bathroom… by myself.
Before I was a mom… I never knew what wearing your heart on your sleeve meant.
Before I was a mom… I never knew how terrified of the world I could be.
Before I was a mom… my life was not complete.
(This post is part of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop)