It’s day 7 of the Ketchup With Us blog challenge to write a numbered post for each day of June. I have Michele at ODNT and Mel at According to Mags to thank for this challenge! For this one, I thought I’d try to remember some of the things I used to do with my time before I had children. I love them with all of my heart, and I’m so grateful for them and fortunate to have them in my life, but they are time-suckers! So…here are…
Four Things I Had Time to Do Before I Had Kids
1) Sleep. Okay, I do get some sleep, but nothing compared to what I used to get, and what I NEED and want. Besides, I am pretty grouchy without enough sleep, so I really, really need to start getting more…for the sake of everyone around me!
2) Get sick. The flu? A migraine? Sore back? Too bad. Moms and dads don’t have time for that! We need to either hold it in – whatever “it” may be in the case – or suck it up. Either way, it’s gross.
3) Take a trip to the bathroom uninterrupted. I haven’t been alone in a bathroom for several years now. And when I think I can sneak up to the shower – like today – while my daughter is playing in the playroom, I get a guest within a few minutes. “Hi…hi…hi…hi…” is the “game” we played today as she opened the shower door continuously.
4) Relax. I yearn to sit in front of the television and watch hours and hours of renovation shows on TLC. Or read a book…other than one with rhymes, counting, and cute little animals.
I wouldn’t change having kids for anything in the world, but I am looking forward to having the time to do the things above, when it comes.