1~ Music. The type of music I listen to has drastically changed. If you come over you will hear me singing songs to Veggie Tales, My Little Pony, Phineas and Ferb... and they are catchy songs that will not leave your brain for DAYS! DAYS MAN! I no longer know who the newest most hip singer is or who is singing for the super bowl. But I know every Disney song ever made. Every.One.Man.
2~ Clothes. I use to laugh at the poor lady who was out in yoga pants. Maybe she was sick and had to go buy meds cause there could be no other logical explanation for stepping out in yoga pants. But since having kids I have found that yoga pants are pretty versatile. You can dress them up with the right accessory. If you actually do your hair, not just the mom bun, then it doesn't look like you just climbed out of bed. You could actually pass them off as real clothes. Real comfy clothes that help you get through the day. But in the name of all that is holy don't please wear nude colored ones. My brain just cant handle that image!
3~ Food. Long gone are the days of healthy lunches. Lunches that I planned, went grocery shopping for, were well balanced, and packed the night before. Lunches that made my mouth water. Lunches that would be pinterest worthy! Now we are in the days of eating left overs from the kids plates. String cheese, sliced grapes, sandwich crusts, raisins. I do not have the time or the desire to make a lunch for myself so I will eat the bits they have not eaten. Or the bits that I snuck while plating their lunches. Don't worry as I type this I see how sad it sounds but it is a reality for most moms. We have too much going on to take care of ourselves and make a fabulous lunch. One day it will be an option. Until then I salute you fellow mom! Enjoy your goldfish and pin amazing pins on pinterest. You will be back there on day!
4~Friends. Oh man. When we were young kids and popping out babies our friend circle changed, We needed to be around people who were just a frazzled as us and understood the last minute dinner date cancelations. Gone are the phone conversations where you could devote all of you concentration to the one on the other end. Now I can be on the phone for 15 minutes and it takes all of those minutes to complete 1 thought. 1 thought man! Here is how it goes...
boys stop doing that to the dog!
" sorry they were quiet a few minutes ago"
" ok so I was calling to see if you... "
If I have to tell you boys again I will ask so and so to hold on and you are gonna be in big trouble.
" maybe I should just call you in 15 years!"
Most of my conversations now happen over texting. Sorry but this is the nature of my reality and will be for the next few years. Please wait for me on the other side!
5~Romance. hahahaha! Romance. What romance. Long gone are the days of having enough alone time while showering to shave your legs. I hardly have enough time to wash my hair before all heck has broken loose and I must get out of the shower. So shaving hardly ever happens, and when I take the time to shave in hopes of romance life always happens and the romance gets pushed aside. Now, We are not a family that does the bed sharing thing. I need time away from my kids so that the next day starts fresh. But somehow we end up with someone making a bed on our floor or someone needing us or someone getting sick. So the sweet release that happens at bedtime rarely gives us parents the time that we need for each other. We do date each other as often as we can find a sitter and Now that our oldest is 15 she can watch the boys. that helps. But everything around us closes down at 8... do they not realize that us parents need them to stay open later! They say that a woman's sexual peak is in her 30s... was that survey done on a mom? A woman who has little clones that she needed to watch after? Its ok hunny.... I will see you at the other side as well. Will you wait for me with my friends?!?!