Before Children vs After Children

  1. We laid in until 10am like lazy bastards and when we dragged ourselves downstairs we could enjoy a hot beverage vs Being in bed past 7.15am is now considered a lay-in. Whilst juggling breakfasts and food throwing, any hot (turned cold) beverage we have, has to be microwaved twice before the first sip
  2. A late night out of choice because we were enjoying wine and laughing loudly or dare I say, in a restaurant enjoying a long leisurely meal vs A late night because one of the children (sometimes both of them) refuse to go to bed without a fight and evenings have to be spent tip-toeing around the house avoiding every creaky stair and talking is kept to a whisper. They still wake up.
  3. We used to sleep vs Never. Sleeping. Again.
  4. Your social life was once a happening thing vs A social scene consisting mainly of Whatsapps to friends with pictures of your children. Sorry guys. Did you all get the one I sent today? Plus playdates with friends. My favourite kind of dates. Children happy. Mums swapping stories *gossiping.
  5. Going to a restaurant as a couple, what did we even talk about back then? I remember it was peaceful vs Visiting a restaurant and eating the food as quickly as humanly possible. Ordering everything on the menu the toddler mildly likes so he is distracted by a tasty offering of food. Toddler eats none of the food and chooses to dance on the table instead. Bruno Mars style. Whilst the baby is crying loudly and everyone is staring. Conversation consisting of ‘here I’ll have her while you eat your chicken’. Not to mention we’re paying for this privilege.
  6. You could eat anything you wanted vs Your food is never your food. Never again. If you’re eating it, they will want it.
  7. Leaving the house took a matter of minutes whilst we threw on our shoes and our biggest smiles vs Taking over an hour to leave the house due to numerous nappy changes and one that’s managed to leak through every sodding layer. Walking out of the door sweating and huffing juggling children, car seats, bags and Teddy. Shit, don’t forget Teddy!
  8. I used to work a 9 to 5 job, lunch breaks, adult chat and hot drinks included vs I now work a 24/7 job lunch is an on-the-go occurrence, I still have a boss. Knee-high he’s known as. Park visits and crying (me, hiding in the wardrobe with wine) is also part of the job description.
  9. All of our clothes would be clean, fresh and possibly even ironed (just kidding, I hate ironing) we could even afford to buy new clothes on a regular basis, should the unthinkable happen and something stain or tear vs Leaving the house in something the baby has just been sick on and not even caring because we’ve successfully left the house. Using Our leggings as a kitchen towel, every spill or food residue ends up wiped down our legs. Always wearing leggings because everything pre-children won’t go past my knees! Wearing the same outfit on rotation because the luxury of buying anything new is a distant memory, meaning some things are ripped and stained but it fits. We always seem to find money to splash on regular new clothes for the children. Funny that.
  10. It used to be just us two vs Being the very proud owners of this crazy pairIMG_20150707_100025

I can remember my life before the whirlwind of children but I can’t imagine life without them. They’re brilliant.


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  1. July 6, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Haha we used to sleep vs never sleeping again. That about sums it up!! 🙂

    • July 7, 2015 / 6:49 am

      We are definitely in the no sleep ever phase now! Haha

  2. Whitney2023
    July 6, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Can def relate to trying to leave the house! By the time you get to the car your so worn out you don’t even want to go wherever you were going in the first place!

    • July 7, 2015 / 6:48 am

      Yes! I enjoy car journeys because I get to sit down. Long car journeys are a real treat!

  3. July 6, 2015 / 11:42 pm

    hmm let’ see.. We used to sleep late, have margarita nights, watch t.v. together.. nope can’t remember life before my crazy kids lol! They are so worth it though, great post 🙂

    • July 7, 2015 / 6:47 am

      Thank you. Those were the days….! But these ones are brilliant

  4. July 7, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Us too! We never sleep, always zap our tea, never buy new things and once too had a social life. However, I would never turn back the clock – I love my little family too much. Great post 🙂 xx

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:08 am

      They turn our world upside down, but they are worth every moment! Thank you! xx

  5. July 7, 2015 / 11:57 am

    Oh yes, I remember sleeping and disposable income! Excellent list, thank’s a for much needed laugh! #myfavouritepost

    • July 8, 2015 / 8:40 pm

      Glad it made you laugh! I miss those days we had money *sighs

  6. July 7, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    I’m glad it’s not just me using my leggings as kitchen towel!
    Totally agree with ALL of this.

  7. July 7, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Oh, I love this! What a fantastic post. The last one is the best, obviously. These days if I make it to 7am without being woken up I count it as a win but I really wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop!

  8. July 8, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Haha, check on all in the list! 😀 Life turned upside down indeed but a life we would rather choose to live. 😉 Love this post!

  9. July 8, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Sounds pretty accurate! ‘Here I’ll have her while you eat your chicken’: yes! #bestandworst

    • July 8, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      A ‘my turn, your turn’ meal!

  10. July 8, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    I used to love going out for meals but now they end up like a chimps tea party lol!I tend to shovel it down,pay and run.Then you wonder why you bothered!x #bestandworst

    • July 8, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      Haha! They’re worth the funny memories but painful at the time for sure!

  11. July 12, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    haha 7.15 is soooo is lie in now. So funny hun. I can imagine you hiding in the cupboard with wine as well. You are so right though you wouldn’t change it for the world!! Thanks so much for linking up to #bestandworst and see you again xxx

    • July 12, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you! The cheeky devils are worth all the changes definitely! Xxx

  12. July 13, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    It’s such a culture shock at first when all of a sudden your life isn’t your own anymore, then you realise just how brilliant life is with them and lie ins were over rated any way. Thanks for linking up with #MyFavouritePost

    • July 18, 2015 / 6:38 am

      I appreciate a 7.15 lay in! And we see more of the day instead of wasting it in bed… just convincing myself we don’t need sleep!

  13. July 24, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I love this list! The food thing gets me every time! I am lucky that I can tell my kids there is nuts in it even if there isn’t because they know they can’t have nuts since they are allergic. Lol I’m a horrible person and it may kick me in the butt later in life but hey right now when I need some mommy food I’ll take it. Thanks for sharing! #TheList

  14. You Baby Me Mummy
    August 5, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Love this! Great post, and so very true! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  15. Julie S.
    August 7, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Ha! Yep, that is so true, all of it. Oh man do I miss sleeping in.

    • August 7, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you! Me too I begrudge seeing 5am as a ‘wake up’ time

  16. August 14, 2015 / 10:51 am

    This really made me laugh as I can relate to every thing you say. Glad to know I am not alone haha #TheList

    • August 17, 2015 / 7:17 am

      You’re really not. It’s ok to miss the easy breezy days. Not that we would change it of course 🙂

  17. August 15, 2015 / 6:30 am

    This is great – can totally relate to it all! I remember sleep – vaigely lol!! #thelist xx

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