Motherhood has been filled up with so many joys, some so beautiful I thought my center would burst. I’ve cuddled my twin guys, loved them, given them, and valued my time with them. I give thanks to God every day that I have got these two important little men. But, there are occasions I think back again to what my entire life was like before them and selfishly want some of the items I valued then. Here’s my list (in no particular order):
1. Time to Read. Oh, I can undoubtedly make money missed the times as I devoured a book weekly, could inform you of all the literary award winners, and even re-read a few of my favorite catalogs. Right now, I’ve (no exaggeration) 20 archives stacked longing to be read.
2. Sleep While I finally have my guys sleep trained, I still feel just like I am not getting enough sleep (apparently 2 yrs of sleep deprivation can do that for you). I frankly feel like I was able to fall asleep now and awaken next week.
3. Clean car Before kids, I considered myself a tidy person. Somebody who placed things neat, to be able and planned. Then came newborns and, eventually, small children. While I work my hardest to make order and framework, I’ve lost the struggle with my car. So much so that monthly I pay to own it cleaned inside. Out so that another person gets the happiness to getting food crumbs from within the seats and in the consoles. I idea them generously, as well as for that drive home, I absorb the clean car smell.
4. Sleeping In (see #2)Sleeping is one of my best skills. I drift off quickly, stay asleep always, and can nap just about anyplace. My favorite movie to make on Sundays is to sleeping so long as possible, then venture out for brunch. Now, by enough time other folks are seated to brunch, I am already through two coffees, breakfast time, morning treat, and am setting up lunch break for the guys.
5. Money Children are costly, that is no real surprise, but twins have become expensive. Two of everything, from playthings to cribs to child car seats, you will need two. I’ve bought some things used, but most of the time, it is easiest to find two the same task to avoid a lot of hassle. And strollers, my goodness we’ve sunk our net worth in strollers!
6. Paying Babysitters (see #5), I remember my hubby fondly, and I venture out to the films and meal, and it cost $80, including tickets, appetizers, and a great lunch. Now, two times that. Good babysitters are tricky to find, and they’re pricey. So, the movie better is darn best for me to pay out that kind of money.
7. Meaningful Phone ConversationsAmong my close friends from the elementary institution just called. She wished to speak about her day and get up. I attempted. I tried out. But, hard to transport over a chat with twins crawling around me, yelling, screeching, and expressing “mommy” 1000 times.
8. My Parents’ attention as an only child myself, I used to lament how much attention my parents provided if you ask me. Even into my thirties, these were a touch too involved in my entire life. But, because the twins have been delivered, my parents converted into grandparents, and I’ve retaken a back seat. Fortunately, the males live with me, or I would never see them!
9. privacy never thought that heading to the toilet alone was an extravagance; I experienced it was essential. After all, who are those individuals that leave the toilet door open up when they pee? That is what goes on when you feel a mother; you lose all self-respect and capability to care for personal issues in private!
10. My Belly Button, I had never been a lover of my stomach per se. It’s been a location that was always quick to carry the excess weight. But I put a lovely belly button. An innie, proportionate, and installing for my body type and condition. Now, I’ve something that was once an abdomen button, got extended to maximum capacity, and then acquired swallowed by stretch marks and stomach fat.
Is there anything that you miss? Can you relate to any of these?