11.25.2007

You Want to Know What Parenthood Does to You? You Reeeeeally Want to Know?


So sad. So, so sad.

If I had the energy to create a meme, I'd love to know how your pre-child and post-child worlds have collided. Just to make me feel better.


38 Comments:

Anonymous Jozet from Halushki said...

Here's one of ours from my husband's blog.

Sinatra Never Had to Put Up With This

The baby needs biotin supplements every day. When he was an infant, we needed to mix the biotin powder in a liquid and give it to him in a dropper. However, the powder would stick to the sides of a normal glass, so in order to get all the powder mixed in, we needed to use martini glasses.

And now the baby asks me to perch an olive on my boob when he eats.

11/25/07, 9:51 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Our wine glasses are so dusty by this point that I'd be embarrassed to photograph them. Maybe I could show our highly changed DVD collection instead, except that we were never all that sophisticated in the first place.

11/25/07, 9:59 PM  
Blogger Denice said...

At least you still have wine glasses in the cupboard. I've put mine away because I needed the cupboard space for sippy cups and bottles, and it had been so long since I'd had a glass of wine I couldn't remember what it tasted like anyway. :)

11/25/07, 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Suburban Oblivion said...

There was a 'before kids'? :O

11/25/07, 10:26 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

First, I see you have excellent taste in wine glasses -- I think I have the same ones ... Crate & Barrel?

Pre-child -- I actually wore nice clothes that you might find hanging neatly arranged in my closet.

Post-child -- Is what I wore yesterday that I threw on the chair next to the bed clean enough to do school drop-off in?

So sad.

11/25/07, 10:43 PM  
Blogger appleseed said...

I could take a picture of my closet...
Nice long pretty dresses to wear on date nights and office wear hung up next to a small bumblebee costume from last halloween!

11/26/07, 1:08 AM  
Blogger Deanna Balestra said...

I think I might still have one or two unbroken wine glasses...somewhere, lol

11/26/07, 4:01 AM  
Blogger Aimée said...

The case logic that lives in the car these days contain far too many sing-a-long albumns with the sounds of farm animals.

11/26/07, 8:15 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

That looks a lot like my glass cabinet. Sadly it's the sippy cups that are getting all the use these days.

11/26/07, 8:53 AM  
Blogger Becoming Mommy said...

Our whole lives got traded in.
Souped up sports car and motorcycle is now a station wagon. Going to trendy new restaurants and clubs is now cooking at home and a NetFlicks account. My previous thin and worked out body....well, I'd rather not say--and because of that the leather minidresses etc are now sensible trousers and blousy tops that allow easy nursing.

11/26/07, 9:46 AM  
Blogger RuthWells said...

Um. The last night my hubby and I tried to get freaky together, I lost count of how many times we got interrupted (and this was AFTER the kids' bedtime). There you go, TMI!

11/26/07, 10:00 AM  
Blogger RuthWells said...

Typo -- that should read "The last time..."

11/26/07, 10:00 AM  
Blogger cooler*doula said...

The only person making an effort around here and tottering about in heels in the almost-three-year-old son...
;/

11/26/07, 11:06 AM  
Blogger zellmer said...

A few years ago, my husband and I went to a music festival where we smuggled in a mixture of cocktails in a Rubbermaid container. Now, we use that same Rubbermaid container to hold formula.

11/26/07, 11:06 AM  
Blogger Julie Pippert said...

What's the limit?

1. I never told the EPA I had to miss a meeting due to a childcare issue.

2. My coffee table is now a flip top that hides toy inside it (actually, pretty great table).

3. The metabolism. And the brain power. Oh how I miss those two things.

Julie
Using My Words

11/26/07, 12:36 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

There's not enough energy in the entire universe to create a meme.

11/26/07, 12:43 PM  
Blogger Marketing Mommy said...

The fact that staying up past 10pm is "staying up late" and waking up at 7am constitutes "sleeping in" says it all for me.

11/26/07, 12:59 PM  
Blogger anniemom said...

"Makin whoopi" used to be at least on Tuesday nights, now it's something your toddler does in the potty. Sigh.

11/26/07, 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Miguelina said...

This should make you feel better.

11/26/07, 1:54 PM  
Blogger ALI said...

I wouldn't really say collided as much as life as I knew it ended and life now began. I was never much of a social butterfly anyway, but I vaguely remember the concept of sleeping late, painting or reading or even going dancing with girlfriends late into the night...I used to be a night person! both my guys have me up at 5am, in bed by 10pm on a late night, most nights by 9.

i miss the old creative, well rested me!

11/26/07, 4:23 PM  
Blogger Meesh said...

My life now summed up in FOUR words:

MOMMY, WIPE MY BUM!

Before kids it was these four words:

Yes, another drink, bartender.

11/26/07, 4:36 PM  
Blogger pixie sticks said...

sadly, I have just the opposite problem. My wine glasses get waaay more play now that I have kids!!

11/26/07, 4:49 PM  
Anonymous noble savage said...

pixie sticks, I was just going to say that. My wine glasses are in constant rotation now that I'm a parent. There is nothing better than a well-deserved glass of wine after finally getting the sproglet to sleep.

11/26/07, 5:09 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Our same cabinet has packages of Pez in it. I'm right there with you.

11/26/07, 6:21 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

The giving up of the Jeep in favour of a Volvo hurt a bit. We will go back to a cool car one day... Just in time to tattoo "NO, you can't have the keys" on our foreheads.

And then there is the way my clothes are now divided into work and play and going out, which never do get worn, anyhow.

11/26/07, 6:27 PM  
Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

You mean I'm suppose to remember pre-child days?

Oh h*ll, I'm screwed.

11/26/07, 7:39 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

I knew my worlds had collided in a very sad and screwed up way when I found my lingerie in my daughter's dress-up bin. Nothing ages you faster than seeing your 4 year old strutting around in something you last wore in a compromising position.

11/26/07, 7:55 PM  
Blogger My Semblance of Sanity said...

Hmmmmm that sounds like a fun meme - if you do it please TAG me!
:)
If I do it first, I will tag you!

11/26/07, 9:44 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

My super cool wine rack is now a part of the giant Thomas the Tank Engine catastrophe taking up my entire living room. Hubby swears it's the ONLY thing that will hold the tracks at just the right angle...

11/27/07, 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Johnathan said...

Child-proof drawer locks on the sex toy drawer.

11/27/07, 11:17 AM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

I'm walking around with a pull-up zipped up in my Coach bag...just in case my almost 3-year old has a potty accident. Lovely, eh?

11/27/07, 2:47 PM  
Blogger caramama said...

I was just writing about how my life has changed in regards to my shopping habits. I used to buy myself clothes when I went shopping, especially when my current clothes don't fit. Now, it's all about the baby.

11/27/07, 3:37 PM  
Blogger Katja of skimbaco.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I lo0ve yours and added it on the 'roll right away. And the pic could be from our house... With the exception that the sippy cup has been replaced with a Spiderman cup...

11/27/07, 6:49 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

I think I could take that same picture. Though I think we've got playdoh and bubble solution next to the wine glasses...

11/27/07, 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Peter, international stay-at-home-dad of mystery said...

Me and wife would watch TV and movies together on our nice 32" widescreen TV ...

Now all that is playing on there is animated, disneyfied and has lots of animals with their own line of clothing and merchandize ...

To keep up with our few shows we like to follow, we watch now separately on our computers (or wife on her iPhone)

Sex life? What was that? I just recall that it somehow got me where i am today ...

11/28/07, 4:41 AM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

Oh. Yeah.

Putting on the exact same outfit that I had the day before and not thinking about it. At all.

And our sippies are with the martini glasses.

Sigh.

11/29/07, 4:51 PM  
Blogger Sister Big said...

I let my daughter play with the K-Y jelly the other day so I could get a shower.

11/30/07, 4:13 PM  
Blogger Dad said...

Im mere weeks from impending Dad-dom. Over the last nine months i have gone to as many gigs as possible, sung at open mic nights, drank more wine than France, written huge Posts on my blog, not had any sex (oops thats a bad thing), visited all our childless friends for the last time, smoked a joint to relive cherished memori...what was i talking about again? Oh yeah, scotch really is better with soda rather than coke. It makes me feel sophistimacated..... i think i lost track of myself here. How are you?

12/3/07, 10:45 PM  

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