Today's post is for all my friends/sister/cousins who don't have children yet. Before you have a baby, you realize on an intellectual level that things will change once you do. Sure, you know that date nights with your hubby will be harder to come by and that sleeping will suddenly become much more precious. In fact, when you're pregnant, young moms love to tell you to appreciate those kinds of things before the baby comes along.
But in my case, no matter how much I tried to prepare for that change, I could never have anticipated the slew of changes that would come. So to all of you whose clothing isn't yet covered in drool, here are a few things to enjoy before you have kids:
- Curling your hair in silence. The other day I found myself singing the ABCs as loudly as my lungs would allow while curling my hair, trying futiley to keep Trenton's attention from a distance.
- Talking to your friends without holding a baby that is suddenly launching spit-up all over the floor. (What a conversation-stopper!)
- Being alone. Ever.
- Pushing a cart in the grocery store. Just a cart. Next thing you know you'll be holding a baby in one arm and navigating the grocery cart/infant carrier with the other arm, because the little guy decided he had HAD IT with his boring baby toys.
- Hearing a lesson—any lesson—in church and not feeling like an utter distraction while you juggle the baby and enter & exit the room three times.
I love my little man.
(Notice Trenton's Cardinals outfit. Thanks to the AZ bunch for sending it! Trenton was a great fan today!)
And as caveat—yes, I do know it only gets harder and crazier with more kids. (Bring it!)