Tuesday, November 25, 2008

10 things I used to do before having four kids...

It's been a long week.

1. I used to roll my kitchen towels and arrange them in a pretty basket
(Now I stuff them in there)

2. get to sit down at meal times
(now I'm serving seconds, refilling drinks, and repeating "sit on your bottoms please", "keep your hands to yourself", and "don't steel Addy's food!")

3. Organize my clothes in color and style order
(I now have 3 laundry baskets of clean clothes that I dig through every morning. At least they're clean)

4. wished I looked like a swimsuit model
(I just want to loose the 20, 30, 40 lbs. of chubs I've gained from being pregnant for 4 1/2 years)

5. Used to stay up late watching movies with my husband
(I'm asleep the second after the title is shown)

6. Used to judge Mom's at the store with crying or misbehaving kids
(All I have to say is 4 kids, ages 4 and under)

7. Used to sit next to my husband when we went out to eat
(Josh is usually trying to keep the kids seated, I'm holding a couple of kids and the whole restuarant is watching us eat)

8. Used to wear perfume
(I usually smell like peanut butter or whatever was smeared on me at meal time)

9. Go shopping by myself
(I'm lucky to make it out of the house with one or two)

10. Used to think of myself more often
(No one realizes how selfish they were, until the kids and reality, came along. Thanks Lord for the lesson on selfishness.)


mcmom said...

You are such an awesome mom and wife. Your family is so lucky to have you. I'm the luckiest sis in law in the world. Love you I hope your week gets better. We will miss you for Thanksgiving but we can't wait to see you for Christmas.

Denise Olson said...

I could add to this list as well. There are days I miss being single and childless....the moment ventures, sleeping in on cold mornings, uninterrupted phone conversations...now its gone, and overall...its OK. now I get hugs and kisses everyday:) blessings and Happy thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!!