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Our question this week is:
What pre-kid indulgence do you wish you could still have?
I wish I was still able to run in and out of stores quickly!! And, I wish I could get pedicures or my hair done without having to schedule a sitter. I wish I could go to the movies on a random Tuesday afternoon! And, finally, I wish I could sleep in on the occasional Saturday morning. 🙂
Although I wouldn’t trade our happy life for anything, I do miss the days when I had my husband’s undivided attention when he wasn’t working! Since I’ve almost always been a homemaker rather than work outside the home, we would have hours and hours of time to hang out, play games, go to the river, etc. and it was just me and him! It’s definitely a joy to share these things with our kids now, but it’s also very difficult to find that alone time anymore!
Traveling light! My husband and I are rather spontaneous for weekend plans, and that is a thing of the past. It’s painful to have to give up a last minute hotel stay in the city…we literally can’t do it with 5 kids, and it’s too difficult to arrange childcare. I guess we just have to hold out ’til we’re empty-nesters! (sob!)
8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Then perhaps a few hours in a cafe with a project, books and hot beverages.
I miss sleeping in! Once in a great while, my hubby will let me sleep in on a Saturday morning but, I really do miss being able to sleep in, whenever I wanted to!
I think my indulgence was a much more carefree attitude. Before I had kids, I very rarely worried about too many things. Now I worry about a LOT of things! Even though mine are teenagers now, the worrying doesn’t go away. When mine were little, I worried about toy safety. Cloth vs. disposable. Did I remember to put plastic caps in ALL the outlets. All those little details. Now I worry about someone being behind the wheel of a vehicle. I worry about funding college, especially with a grocery budget that is expanding as my DS grows (he eats anything that’s not nailed down!).
The ability to travel…and maintain normal sleep/sanity!
That’s easy. Sleeping in on weekends. No matter what time we get the kids to bed on weekends, or how late we’ve been out the night before, they always wake up between 7-8am. I know some kids wake up earlier than that, but pre-kids I used to sleep til noon on weekends, so it’s early for me.
Time! Free time, me time, hubby time, you know, just some time! I love my babies, but that’s definitely on the list!
This is a tough question. I have to be a little selfish and say the freedom to get up and go whenever and to wherever. Sometimes it would be nice to be able to go do things without having to worry about whether or not we have a babysitter. At the same time though, I can’t imagine life being that way again. I love everything about mommyhood!
I would say going out to dinner is the thing I now feel is indulgent that we really can’t do. It just doesn’t work in our feeding/sleeping schedule without a lot of juggling. I look forward to the day when the schedule changes and we can occasionally go out without it being a big deal!
Definitely the ability to travel on a whim. The Hubs and I could and would just pick up and leave for a weekend trip. Now just the thought of flying, let along driving, to “get-away” for a weekend with two sproutlets is way too exhausting 🙂
This one is easy. It is the One on one time I had with my husband before he and I had kids together. When it was Just my kids they went to a sitter every other weekend (Well their Dads lol) and now we have only been out one time in the past 2 years with out kids. We did have a blast though bowling and I some how sadly lost the pictures on my phone. Once we had kids together it all changed and things like going out have a fun night were harder. This week we had the chance to meet the pistons (all expense paid with the wounded warriors and it is not happening.) It is our weekend for the kids. I do not miss the drinking partying hangovers though. We love the all the kids but moms and dads need mom and dad time but Someday these little babies will be big and I am glad to have them little and not go out as much I am going out miss this. Being that I have a 17 year old I know it all to well