Things I took for granted before I became a mom
I’m guest posting over at My Thirty Spot today, so make sure that you head on over there. My post is all about how I manage to keep my health in check now that I’m a mommy.
And I’m rolling with the mom theme here today as well. I hope you enjoy it!
When I was a child, taking a bath or shower seemed like the greatest torture in the world. When I was a teenager, showering became absolutely essential, as no one wants to be the smelly kid in school. When I was a working girl, showering was the best way to relieve some stress at the end of a long day. Now that I am a mother, showering is a luxury. Some days it doesn’t happen at all, but most days it is just rushed and spent listening out for a crying baby. I probably even forget to rinse the shampoo out of my hair 75% of the time.
2. Going to the restroom.
I hope this isn’t too much information, but my child simply does not like when I have to go to the bathroom. He looks at me as if he’s thinking, “Hey, mom. Have you ever heard of a little invention called a diaper?” I hear that the situation is only going to get worse when he becomes a toddler.
3. Using two arms and hands to do…anything.
Whether I am cooking, vacuuming, or carrying in groceries, I am usually holding Michael in one arm. There are times when I am amazed at what I can accomplish with one free arm. I can seriously lift an ExerSaucer with one hand as though it’s nothing at all. At least I have toned biceps to show for it!
4. Carrying a purse.
I’ve officially swapped my purse for a diaper bag. Sometimes I just stand in my closet admiring all of the pretty purses that I am no longer using. By the time that I do get around to using them again, they’ll probably be considered vintage.
Michael is such a good boy. I mean, he is ridiculously laid back and well-behaved. However, he always chooses to get fussy or cry right as I am about to put a forkful of food into my mouth. For some reason, he doesn’t care when I drink something which is kind of cruel considering how he won’t ever let me pee.
6. Going anywhere quickly.
Back in the day, I could bolt out of the house with my purse, cell phone, and keys, and I’d be all set. Nowadays, I have a long checklist of baby essentials to run through before I can leave the house…and I inevitably forget something every time and have to turn back around.
7. Wearing jewelry.
I have so many beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, but they are like little baby magnets. Michael’s face especially lights up whenever I wear chunky jewelry, and he immediately grabs for it and tugs- which really hurts when I am wearing earrings!
I can’t believe that I used to wake up early on purpose- even on the weekends. What on earth was I thinking?
But you want to know something else?
Even though I might be dirty, slightly uncomfortable at times, in need of an extra arm, unfashionable, hungry, scatterbrained, un-accessorized, and tired, it is all completely worth it…and then some.
Did you take anything for granted before you became a parent?
Have a great day!