From lunch with the girls to crying babies and smelly nappies – a lot changes once you have a little bundle of joy.
As much as you love your kids, do you ever find yourself missing how your life used to be? The going out, the sleeping in, and the glorious silence. If you've felt like this, you're not the alone.
Blogger mom, Cherralle Alexander got candid on the top 10 things she misses doing before she had children. Can you relate these things? It's okay to admit it.
"I do love my kids with all heart and cannot imagine my life without them. They do drive me crazy at times. And I will admit to the fact that I do miss my life before kids, if only sometimes. Only a tiny little bit.
Yep, having kids costs a bundle, it's child care, school, clothes, medical costs and don’t forget we do need to feed them as well.
This is the number one thing I miss the most, and I did not
When I was done working, I was actually done working
Before I had kids, it was wonderful coming home and having time to just relax and chill out. Now the reality is that when I leave work and I come home I am on duty for at least another few hours depending on what time my kids go to bed (I highly recommend an early bedtime).
Going to the bathroom without having to explain
My daughter seems to be fascinated by me visiting the bathroom. Going to the bathroom requires a lengthy explanation to my 3-year-old -- why I am going, and I get escorted to the bathroom as well.
Going out to dinner
Man, it was so awesome to just decide to go out to dinner (or movies) without needing to make any arrangements. The freedom of it all was bliss!
Watching normal TV programming that is not animated
How I miss being able to kick back on the weekend and do series’ marathons! I remember my husband and I watching an endless episode of CSI: MIAMI. We did not even need to leave the bed on a Saturday. *sigh*
Free time, so much free time
I miss being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want. Reading, watching a movie, cooking (jokes! it was never cooking).
Weekend getaways… without taking the equivalent of a small flat with you
Going away has changed from just taking a small overnight bag to…a whole boot full of stuff.
Drinking a cup of coffee without it getting cold
I find myself constantly reheating a cup of coffee in the microwave. A very weird fact, but true!
Not having to deal with kids’ bodily fluids
I am not going to explain this."
Follow Cherralle on her blog to know more about her journey.