Remember when you didn't have kids? That was luxurious, right? You used to do things like sleep, shower, eat full meals start to finish (and not have to mop up the floor afterward)? Heavenly. You didn't realize it at the time, but you were essentially living your life in a spa. The only thing missing was the soft lull of Enya or crashing waves on a loop in the background and an endless pitcher of cucumber water.
Your life now, as a parent? BAHAHAHAHA! It's about an eighth as relaxing as it was pre-children. Your once lazy, brunch/coffee/newspaper-filled Saturday mornings have now been replaced with 6:30 a.m. wake-ups; smashed Cheerios every which way you turn; and the Frozen soundtrack blaring in the background on repeat.
Think I'm being hyperbolic? Check out this dad's hilarious compilation of Saturdays with his 4-year-old daughter for the last three months.
Notice a pattern here?
Looks awful, doesn't it? Especially to you childless folk. But let me let you in on a little secret: It's not. This dad may look annoyed, but I could all but guarantee this was done for comedy's sake as opposed to general catharsis. This "annoyed" dad loves his kid to bits, and although I'm sure he'd love to sleep in and come and go as he pleased on the weekends, I doubt he'd change anything.
Okay, fine, maybe he'd swap out the obnoxious music in the background. Man, that sounds like it would get really grating after a while.
How have your weekends changed since becoming a parent?
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