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January 30, 2015

oh hey, friday! | 5 things i miss about being child-free

oh hey, friday! you're back. and i'm tired. i totally wish that friday meant what it used to mean.

know what i mean?

(think staying up late. sleeping in. curing a hangover with some delicious biscuits and gravy. those were the days. those were also the days i was 25 pounds heavier. yikes.)

anyway...i do believe you all know the drill:

1. grab this here snazzy button and link back to September F A R M.
2. link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3. have a fantastic friday.

M Y  F I V E - 4 THINGS I MISS ABOUT NOT HAVING KIDDIES

1 | as mentioned above...weekends. i remember weekends. i remember when it was okay to start your saturday at 10 am or later because you're too busy drinking coffee, browsing the internet, and watching a saturday morning movie all at the same time. those were the days.

2 | i remember when i could wear tight shirts because my tas weren't different sizes and i could actually suck my belly in. but seriously...nursing has done a number on the girls and no amount of sit-ups is going to fix this gut in the foreseeable future. both fixable, though. both fixable.

3 | my work attire. not only do i miss working, but i miss wearing nice clothes each day. granted, i could totally put on jeans and a cute top...but that would also mean my cute tops would have permanent food stains and spit up. and those jeans? those jeans are not conducive to wrestling around on the floor and giving horsey rides all day, err day. alas, i spent a gift card i got for christmas at lululemon today...on yet another pair of yoga pants and a comfy sweater. my farmer is thrilled. no he's not.

4 | ooo...i totally miss eating cereal for dinner. or wheat thins and cream cheese. or a piece of toast. or...or...going to a restaurant and not having it be a huge production. basically i miss not having to cook. i mean...i like cooking more now than i ever did before, but it's still not my favorite thing, especially when i think i've really nailed a meal and kaye still doesn't like it.

5 | but having my girls...it's truly the best. kaye makes me laugh every single day. she's absolutely to die for...even if she does take us all on her emotional roller coaster daily. and bitty? that girl owns my heart. she's the sweetest. she's the easiest. she's our itty bitty muffin magic.

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25 comments on "oh hey, friday! | 5 things i miss about being child-free"
  1. To live the life before kids again! Maybe just for a weekend, because I'd miss these sweet faces too much after a day or two. Happy Friday!

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  2. New follower!!!

    I love this & while I wouldn't trade my daughter for anything in the world, its all so true...I miss sleeping in! Sleeping in is now 7am for this mama!!!

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  3. I'm gonna enjoy it as long as I can! Especially the cereal for dinner. Glad to know we aren't the only couple that has {or is} lived off cereal and popcorn :)

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  4. This is precious. My mom always tells me to enjoy my newlywed life with my husband before we think about babies. Once they come, it all changes we hear. But at the same time, having those precious babies seems to make life the fullest. I cant wait to be able to experience it all one day :) Thank you for sharing your heart!!

    Lauren
    http://www.sincerelyloblog.com

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  5. Sweet momma - I miss all those things too! Especially this weekend with my husband traveling, an anxious toddler and a baby with tonsillitis... A weekend off would be nice x

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  6. I miss a lot of that also. I really miss getting to sleep in on the weekends. I will say that I am living a healthier lifestyle since having my son and that is wonderful.

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  7. You know what, I can get over the whole not sleeping in thing. I can handle that. I can deal with never being on my own schedule anymore and always having to meet the demands of someone else before my own. I can even handle the cooking and the picky toddler appetite (which sometimes feels like it will be the death of me). But the clothing thing? THAT really gets to me. As shallow as that sounds. Yesterday, I had dinner with a girlfriend. And before I left, had to sponge off my shirt because there was dried snot on it. It was a new shirt, so there was no way I was changing. I was wearing that dang shirt, by hell or high water. And sponging those spots off made me realize that I do sometimes miss feeling cute and put together. The rare times that I do these days are absolute gold.

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  8. ALL OF THIS LIST!! Especially the clothes. And for me, having the ability to do my hair and makeup everyday. I was never overly made up, but I did take an hour to shower, do my hair and put on my face. All of that is down to 10-15 mins now, and you know what? I constantly look like I only spent that amount of time on myself.

    But my baby boy is super cute, cuddly, and smells good :)

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  9. Oh gosh... Restaurant dining. Those were the days.

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  10. I can definitely relate to all of those things! I do miss being able to stay up late without having to worry about waking up early, I really miss being able to drop everything and go hang out with friends or go do something, and I miss not having stretch marks. However, I do love the heck out of my son and even though I miss all of those things, I love what I have now.

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  11. Your family is PRECIOUS! Glad I could stop by today! :)

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  12. New participant! (Although, I've...ahem...been reading your blog quietly for a while now.) And this? This is exactly what prompted a post I published earlier this very week. Selfish, yes, I know...but also honest, and I can *be* selfish, because it's just me and my husband! The struggle is very, *very* real.

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  13. Its only been 7 weeks for me too - and I miss weekends also. I also miss random date nights, and running errands/shopping. But now I have the most amazing blessing & a beautiful family, so no amount of weekends and date nights could replace my new found level of happiness. Happy Friday!

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  14. I'm not a mom but I can imagine definitely missing those things!

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  15. Ditto to everything on this post! Love, love, love!!!

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  16. yes yes yes I totally miss lazy mornings like that. my husband has always worked saturdays (he has a tues-sat work week) and I had saturday morning all to myself to sleep in, drink coffee, watch crap tv. It was glorious :)

    www.colleenandkeith.com

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  17. Who says you can't eat cereal (and feed it to your kids) for dinner on a Friday night anymore? Just do it. It will feel amazing! I'm new to five on Friday and would love for you to check out my 5! http://www.sosomom.com/potty-training.html

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  18. This is amazing. I think to my self all the time it is the little things I miss before we had kids but I would not change having Lily Jane for the world. She brings so much joy to our lives... Happy Friday
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  19. Oh my word, I miss my unproductive lazy weekends so much! I also really, really miss my flat stomach. I can't even believe I once thought it didn't look good! I was such an idiot and should have worn as many midriff-baring clothing as possible.I also really miss watching movies / tv and hearing everything that was said. Thanks for letting me reminisce!

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  20. My son stayed at grandma's last night and sleeping in was glorious this morning. Granted, I was still up at 8.

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  21. Oh man...you of course know that I can relate to every single one of these! But........life as a momma of 2 is pretty stinkin' awesome!

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  22. I can imagine I would miss those things as well! But man those cuties you have are all worth it as you so rightfully said! :)

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  23. Love this post!! Definitely all so true!! Also you look fabulous, such an inspiration!!

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  25. Not easy to read as a person dealing with infertility. #JustSayin

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