Before I Was A Mom…


…crying children were like nails on a chalkboard. Now? I frantically search until I find the source to make sure a parent is there taking care of the distraught little one.

…I slept as late as I wanted to on the weekends, which wasn’t very late, but still. I slept until I wanted to get up. Now? Wake up call in our house is 6am. Every day. Every. Single. Day.

…my husband and I could have a little romp in the hay, mid-afternoon, take a little nap afterwards and do it all over again. Now? We have to schedule time. And then keep/remember/have the energy for “the date.” Afterwards we say, “Mmmmm. That was nice. Let’s not wait 3 months for the next time, k?”

…having the money to go out was no big deal. We did what we felt like. When we felt like it. Now? We have to tack on $40-50 more to the budget for the babysitter. Ouch!

…I always remembered to shave my legs. Now? Please don’t look!

…I had seen every single Best Picture nominee for the Academy Awards. Printed out my ballots and threw a big bash so we could eat popcorn and Twizzlers and comment on the tuxes, dresses, and  speeches. Now? Do they still have those awards shows? After our nightly Curious George episode our tv is off.

…I loved my husband. Now? I adore, cherish, am continually amazed by, LOVE my husband. He is such a wonderful father.

…hugs were nice. Now? Hugs are sticky, slimy, sweet smelling, cozy little wonders all day long.

…my skin was fresh with not a wrinkle in sight. Now? I’ve earned every single “laugh line” quite honestly. My children set me into a fit of giggles at least once a day.

…I wondered how I was going to make a difference in the world. Now? I’m shaping the future with my bare hands.

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6 responses to “Before I Was A Mom…

  1. faithfulfoodie

    Loved your list . . . all so true! I’m a grandma now but remember those days with children in the home well. Thanks for your comment on The Faithful Foodie ( My blog is new, too. BTW, you might enjoy my daughter’s blog ( about her life as a mom with 13 month old twins and a 29 month old.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. As a grandmother you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. I love your blog – I’m an aspiring “foodie” myself. So I’ll be checking in with you often. And thanks for pointing me in the direction of your daughter’s blog. Is she the one who got you started?

    • faithfulfoodie

      Hey, there! I just discovered you had responded to my post back in August . . . I’m a slow learner about some of the details of this blog stuff. Yes, my daughter inspired me to start my food blog. For Christmas she got me the services of a designer so I’m in the process of overhauling the format of mine and am going to migrate it to a self-hosted server. Lots of fun working with the designer but also lots of decisions to be made. I now have a subscribe button on my blog if you’re interested in getting an update once a week (so you won’t be flooded with emails). Blessings, Sue

  3. I love your last line. That is so true!

  4. I miss sleeping in too. I’m a night owl. And sex? Yeah, I miss that too.

  5. evilme

    Great list, especially the afternoon romp! I think if I got horizontal most afternoons now I would just fall asleep!

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