being a mom
10 Mundane Things That Are Awesome After You Become A Parent
Probably my favorite thing about being a new parent, besides the kids that I love so dearly, is how much parenting has lowered my expectations. Now, when I do anything that was once considered normal, it is so EXHILARATING because I hardly ever leave the house. This is not a tale of woe or mommy martyrdom; I actually appreciate how my shut-in status has made me excited about mundane, everyday crap.
Here are 10 normal things that become epically fun once you have kids:
1. Going to the grocery store by yourself.
This was hands-down the most thrilling thing I did in the weeks after having a baby. It was simultaneously eerie to run errands without another person living in my body.
2. Going to bed early.
On most nights, hitting the hay at 9 PM feels like a blessing sent from heaven above. Iâ€™m not lame, Iâ€™m just tired.
3. Sleeping until 8 AM.
8 AM used to sound early to me, but now if I get to sleep in until eight on a weekend, I know itâ€™s going to be a fabulous day.
4. Taking a shower alone.
If I want to multitask, Iâ€™ll leave one of my kids in the bathroom to stare at me while I shower; if itâ€™s my lucky day, Iâ€™ll shower alone and take my sweet goddamn time.
5. Going out for ice cream.
Any time that the stars align and we are able to have a happy ice cream outing as a family, I feel like Iâ€™ve won the lottery. I never realized ice cream could taste so good.