Thursday, June 10, 2010

Writer's Workshop-Before I Was a Mom

Before I was a mom…I watched hours of TV every day. I had time for things like Days of Our Lives, Dancing With the Stars, and re-runs of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Before I was a mom…I drank every weekend. Excessively. I loved going to see my Piano Man and Joe the Karaoke Man.

Before I was a mom…I didn’t shop online nearly as much. Shopping for a toddler is so much more fun than shopping for yourself.

Before I was a mom…I thought nothing of running 12 errands in one day. Now I wonder how I ever had the time to do that.

Before I was a mom…I never understood how my sister could nap at the same time as her kids and be coherent when she woke up.

Before I was a mom…I still hated going to the grocery store.

Before I was a mom…I was still overweight.

Before I was a mom, I had more time on my hands and less patience. I was less tired and more spontaneous.

Other than that…honestly? Not a whole lot has changed. Except the whole, almost-an-alcoholic thing.

I have a whole lot more knowledge about all things va-jay-jay than I did before.
I have encountered a whole mommyblogger world that I never knew existed before.
I have more guilt now than I ever knew or believed existed in this world.

But I wouldn’t change any of it. Not for a second.


Kimmers said...

I think I'm a little scared of the added va-jay-jay knowledge...

and the loss of TV time...

and spontaneity...

but Christ, if I love my future kids even half as much as I love my dog, I can't wait! :)

(Stopped over from Mama Kat's!)

MommyDrinksBecauseYouCry said...

Wonderful! All the things I was before I was a mom...I think i drink more now though. Mommy needs her glass of wine at night. Its just my thing!

me said...

Before I was a mom...I didn't think I was going to die every time I drove more than 15 miles.

MissMom2U said...

Hey! Nice post! I love the look (makes me think of Strawberry Shortcake). New follower from Mama Kat's!