Life Before Kids

October 5, 2008

On a recent flight, I was sitting on the plane with the rest of the crew who just so happened to all be single with no children. They were talking about their plans for the weekend and were really excited to be going home.

One girl was going to First Fashion Friday at Aloha Tower Marketplace, another had a date with a guy she recently met, a third was using her travel benefits and was headed to Kauai with her friend, the last one was planning to sleep the entire weekend.

Me? I had an elementary school carnival to go to.

They all laughed and said, “You poor thing!”

A part of me envied their exciting plans for the weekend and I have to admit that I miss those weekend mornings when I could sleep in for as long as I wanted. Back then, I needed at least 10 hours of sleep a night and everyone knew not to call me before 10am if they wanted me to actually answer the phone.

However, when I got home and walked through the front door, I heard Baby Bug running through the house screaming, “Mommy home! Mommy home!” She ran to me with such great force that almost knocked me over and said, “I glad see you!”

It was at that moment that I knew I wouldn’t trade my life for anything in the world. Although, it would be nice to get a few hours of extra sleep in the morning. ;-)

What do you miss most about your life before kids?

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51 Comments on “Life Before Kids”

October 5, 2008
8:55 pm

Gattina said:

Nothing ! because now I have my life AFTER kids and that is even better ! far better !! No worries anymore, no falling in love and other tiring stuff, lol !

October 5, 2008
9:04 pm

thefarmerfiles said:

My husband and I dated for 2 years and were married for 6 years before we had our first was born. The only thing I miss B.K. (before kids) is eating out without them. Hubs and I LOVED to eat out several times a week back in the day. Now those days are so next to never. I too wouldn’t trade my life with my kids for anything. I have known joy like I never knew before. I just feel so frazzled when we eat out as a family. I miss the luxury of enjoying my food at my own pace.