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What's the Craziest Thing You Ever Did Pre-Baby?

Women who partake in family planning may actually have the time and ability to sneak in some of their zaniest moments before motherhood takes over. When I went off the pill, I had a last "hurrah" with my girlfriends. I was so miserable the next day that I imagined morning sickness being a breeze. Aside from alcohol induced lapses of judgment, there are some things women do as single girls that they wouldn't dare do as a mother. A 20-year-old college student may skydive while a 35-year-old mother of two wouldn't dream of such peril for fear of leaving her tots orphaned. What's the craziest thing you ever did before becoming a mother?

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calnme calnme 7 years
We are actually planning to go off the pill within the next year and talked about any crazy activity we would want to do pre-baby. This Sunday, we will be skydiving for our first time! So nervous, but I know after a baby we won't have the guts to do it.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
I never did any dangerous stunts, but I did fly to London alone spur of the moment to see a play (that starred an actor I liked) and spent the weekend there sightseeing by myself. Certainly can't do that when you have a kid! :)
babysugar babysugar 7 years
That's so crazy and fun isabelle315! I've never done anything really death defying like that. One night long ago, my boyfriend and I drove a homeless family to a shelter at midnight. The dad said it was close so we let them in the car but then he directed us onto the freeway. Thankfully the story ended well as they got a ride to the shelter and were go home safely but all these years later, I wouldn't do it again. It's sad but you just never know what could happen and with a family at home, I wouldn't dare risk it.
isabelle315 isabelle315 7 years
I had lots of military static line jumps before I had my daughter, but for some reason when she was 5 months old I decided to go skydiving (much different than a military jump). I had never been, and it was on my list of things to do at least once before I die. I am glad I did it because it was amazing and ended well (obviously) but I was a wreck beforehand thinking about my daughter being an orphan because her mother just had to go skydiving!! Now I hope I don't get assigned to an airborne unit again, because I can't handle those thoughts before every single jump. My pregnancy was a (happy!) surprise, so I didn't get to plan any last crazy stunts.
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