It took me seven years of intense fertility treatment to finally become a mom. If you had told me six years ago that in six years time I would be a mom to not one but TWO kids, I think I might have either laughed in your face or slapped you in it depending on my emotional state that particular day.
Yet, here I am! Mother of two gorgeous, demanding, challenging, wonderfully intelligent children. I would not change that for the world.
I have to be honest, there are a few things I miss about the BK me vs the AK me… and these are a few of them:
BK: Saturdays were meant for afternoon naps or laying on the couch recovering from a bender the night before.
AK: Saturdays are filled with kids birthday parties, and an afternoon nap needs to be scheduled with military precision to co-incide with one of said kids afternoon nap and has to be negotiated with promises of repayment to ones spouse. Bender? What’s that? A hangover with kids is like voluntarily walking on Lego pieces for hours on end. With a headache.
BK: Having nice things! Appreciating nice things! Knowing nice things will last!
AK: I will just leave this right here…
BK: Before I had children, I went for monthly pedicures. I bought myself new bedding. I bought new underwear often. I didn’t worry about how much those running pants would cost me. Basically once the bills were paid my money was my own to spend on myself.
AK: Nuff said…
BK: Going out for lunch with friends meant a relaxing afternoon at a well known restaurant eating good (hot) food, sipping on Pims or wine, relaxing and chilling and chatting about our lives without a care in the world.
What are some of the things that you miss about your “before kids” self?