If it Weren't for the Kids

What don't you do now that you have kids? Are you tied down or more responsible, happier or less content? Share three things you don't do now that you're a mum.


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Play sport - just don't find the time now.
Pee in peace
Sleep in unbroken slumber
Mooch around the world
go for long rambles with the dog
go shopping and actually buy stuff for me
get a decent sleep
Sleep in till 2 in the afternoon
watch films with my friends in the evenings
move to London
Spend money on myself
Go out for a posh dinner, dance like a loon, stay out all night and lie in all day
Think I can judge other parents with screaming kids
Unbroken sleep
More than one glass of wine!
Have a proper lie in at the weekend
Wander round aimlessly exploring new places
Sneaky after work drinks
Go on a girls' holiday
Read as much
Go to parties and not stress about anything whatsoever
I would have money for a decent haircut and colour instead of doing it myself and having wonky hair.
I would sleep all night long for 8 hours instead of the 5 -6 interrupted hours I get now.
I would be sad about not having the kids ;-)
Have a social life
Make Art all the time
Have my own things/privacy
I would never have had the strength in gaining peace through the recent loss of my Dad, Charlie.
I would have ridiculous, endless amounts of time to drink perfectly brewed hot tea.
J*** and I would have our, our-time. However we did have 17 glorious years of no interruptions!
Remember my password to this site every time I login
Sleep like a baby again myself, soundly and deeply, and then dance all day
Look in the mirror and appreciate my curvy but slim figure before pregnancy and birth change it all
Sometimes I wonder what I did
With all the time I had, and now dont know what I'd do
if given the time.
My husband and I would travel the world.
I'd buy an expensive camera and other pricey gadgets.
My husband and I would go to the movies/west-end-shows/concerts/festivals etc..
Go to festivals
Drink as much
Spend ALL my money
What money?
Be even more outrageous
I'd sit down
Have sympathy for my husbands colds
Get out of the front door in less than 2 hours
Sleep in
Do my hair and make up
Carry a purse :)
I would still worry about things which don't really matter
I'd spend weekends alone
I'd have time to go swimming
Have 2 days off every 5 days
Travel in planes around the world every month and get jet lag
Not do things because I'm tired
I'd do more yoga
I'd read more books that weren't on breastfeeding/childrearing
Laugh less often and cry less often
get up when I want (slowly or quickly, early or late)
go to the loo without an audience
go night-clubbing
eat as much sugar
long to be a mamma (it doesn't get any better than this!!! :D)
I'd be able to add functions to this website, OK?
just testing, please ignore
Eat properly (biscuits are my best friends...)
Think straight
Move abroad.
Use the toilet in peace.
Still wear a bikini.
Do Friday night regylar
Dress up and make an effort (just wear trainers now...)
Treat myself - spend money on myself
Go on a big night out
Swear in front of them
Go out for the night
Have a week off
I would finish my masters
I would go on holiday outside if Europe
I would learn French
I'd be a lot richer
I'd have fewer grey hairs
I wouldn't have anyone to boast about to my friends..
I'd have nice things that were just mine. Like good makeup, high heels with no scuff marks and waking up in the same bed i fell asleep in.
I'd get stuff that i start finshed in good time rather than 6 weeks later.
I might not be so tired all the time but also wouldn't have all the special moments that make me apperciate sacrificing these things.
Me time
Shower on my own
I'd get more sleep and
wouldn't be such a chubster
but I'd be very bored and would feel incomplete
I'd be richer
I'd be younger looking and less gray!
l would be so bored!
Do Friday night regular boozing.
Regret things.
Read enough.
i would spend money on myself, like buying new clothes.
travel the world and go out with my friends alot more
Go to lots of gigs
Nice long hot 2-hour bubble baths
I'd still be at work! Phew!!
worry as much
flirt as much
see as many movies
I will dance more
rode a bicycle, rolls, ran, hung out with friends
eat more slowly
Go climbing up mountains whenever I feel like
Keep my clothes clean
Go shopping in peace
I'd eat what I want
Lie in.... miss it so much!
Read as many books - I can't find the time anymore...
Eat out, go clubbing, frequent bars etc. - can't find a babysitter : (
I'd be skiing down a mountain every day in winter
I'd be having a huge deep bath with candles and posh products every day!
I'd listen to the archers every evening
Keep on top of my nails
read all day
have hangovers (not worth it)
Move to outer Mongolia
could pretend I'm in my 40"s, as if!
miss out on surprise treats with them!
Escape for weekends with my partner
go to the cinema
read books, I never seem to find or make the time :(