There is a new tag in town and I was lucky enough to be tagged by the lovely Amy from Mr and Mrs T plus 3. The tag in question? Before I had a child. And now I have two!
What was life like before I had my children?
Before I had my children…. My biggest fear was that I couldn’t have children. Now I’ve had my children my biggest fear is keeping them from harm.
Before I had my children…. I thought nothing of staying up late at night, of last minute after works drinks just because the sun was shining. These days being rock and roll involves a cup of tea past 8pm (caffeine keeps you awake you know!)
Before I had my children…. I used to take to the kitchen every Sunday to bake a new creation. There was always something therapeutic about rolling and kneading and creating. Now? The toddler likes to join in and whilst it’s still a lot of fun it’s a lot less therapuetic and a lot messier.
Before I had my children…. holidays were backpack adventures to discover new places. A throw it all in your bag and off you go kind of adventure. An “as long as I have my passport I’ll be ok” adventure. Having children, whilst not dampening our love for travel has certainly amended how we do it, along with tripling the luggage we take.
Before I had my children…. I never took photos. Now I just can’t stop of my adorable cherub subjects. Well. Maybe not the most photogenic.
Before I had my children…. I worked, fairly successfully, in banking with career aspirations. I always said I’d go straight back to work and continue up the greasy pole. Now I am reassessing what I want to do, at the moment I am a SAHM, I’m no less ambitious I just think my ambitions are shifting slightly.
Before I had my children…. I always wore clean and washed clothes. Not just ones that have had baby sick scrubbed off with Baby wipes…..
Before I had my children…. wine was a treat to be savoured and lingered over. Now it’s a knock it back before they wake up necessity.
Before I had my children…. I wore make up every day. Being forced to share my make up with a 2 year old or enduring him making me pretty means it’s easier to go without.
Before I had my children…. My boobs were my perkiest assest. Now, let’s just say breastfeeding…..
Before I had my children…. I loved my husband so much and didn’t think it was possible to love him any more than I did. Then I watched him become the most amazing father and fell in love all over again.
Before I had my children…. I always used to wonder what type of mother I’d be. I thought I’d be strict. I’m not. I thought I’d be all about routine. I’m not. I thought I’d be all about the pram and the cot and crying it out. I’m not. I am always surprising myself with what type of mother I am shaping up to be and time and again I come to the conclusion that as long as my boys love me and I’m doing my best then I’m not making a bad fist of it.
Before I had my children…. I didn’t understand when people said they loved them more than anything in the world. That type of unselfish, deeply abiding love is hard to explain and even harder to comprehend but now I know what you mean.