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Which Pre–Baby Luxury Would You Like Back?

My mommy friends and I discussed the things we took for granted before motherhood.

I would steal sleep back into my life if I could. One of my friends longs for the worry–free life she once had, while another just wants to read a book without interruption.

If I had a magic wand and could grant you one of the following for a day, what would it be?


supermommie supermommie 9 years
Clear memory. I'm sorry, what was the question? I love my kid but I can't remember anything anymore!! I'm only 36! Clear memory and my prebaby bladder. I have to pee all the time! I stop drinking water everyday at 3 just so I don't have to go to the bathroom on the trip home. Oh and a clear memory. Did I say that already? Super Mommie
kapikani kapikani 9 years
I'd have to say all of the above. I'm so worn out these days that anything that doesn't involve an infant would be awesome. Heck, I'd love to go to the bathroom without rushing!
Neural Neural 9 years
I voted for sleep. But I would love all of the above.
macneil macneil 9 years
Oh yeah, sleep, always sleep.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 9 years
I still have most of these. Every night after my toddler's in bed, I grab a glass of wine and head to the tub with a book. Most of my friernds have kids, so we head to the park for girl time. I also don't even want to party all night anymore! I go dancing maybe once a month with the girls, and that's enough for me. I think single moms are the ones who have to make the most sacrifices! My hubby helps alot!
BKNYGal BKNYGal 9 years
I'd have to say - not having to worry about after-school sitter and summer camp!! It's so expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
JennyJen you took the words out of my mouth! I totally miss doing laundry once or twice a week! Little people clothes take so long to fold... at least there are lots of little hands to put them away =)
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Oh I still get the spa trips for essentials like brow waxing, but she is almost always with me - so bye bye relaxing pedicures!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I am missing my spa stops after work something awful! I used to run in for a quick pedicure, eyebrow wax or tanning session. Now with sitters I never get to do this anymore :( Now I have to and want to run right home to pick her up. I also miss only having to do laundry once every two weeks! Now it is daily!!!
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Does anyone know why the polls sometimes close so quickly? I saw this post like a couple hours ago and didn't have time to vote & read it yet because I'm at work and when I finally got to it I could no longer vote. :(
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Kristin, I'm with you. I'd love for my husband and I to be able to have a session without having to plan it...sheesh....not exactly the picture of romance. Oh well, they're only babies for a little while so I'll try not to complain too much.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Well, I miss being able to go out whenever I want no matter what. But that's probably just because we haven't been out in SO long. But seriously, I think I miss being able to have sex at any time of the day/night and where ever we felt like it.
stina829 stina829 9 years
Is there an "all of the above" button???!!!??? LOL I mostly miss being able to run errands without worrying if he's gonna get too cold or having him out for too long, etc. I also miss taking my loooong hot bubble baths, that was my relaxation time. But I've gladly given all of those things up for my baby boy. AGH! I love him to death! :)
newb newb 9 years
All of the above. And I totally second the "no time to work out" vote. That would likely have been my first choice.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I think I most crave running errands with ease. To be able to park, hop out, run in and run out seems like a huge luxury to me. I still have a lot of the things on the list, though. Honestly, I think most moms would still have a lot of the things on that list if they didn't feel guilted into disallowing themselves a little me time.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Well, thanks to having a supportive and helpful husband, I still have most of this stuff. The ones I don't, I didn't want before either, like "partying without worrying." The only thing I can think of is being able to go out without a set time to be home for the sitter. I have fancier shoes now than I ever did. *lol*
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
It's really early for me still, so some of these things don't yet apply or haven't been attempted, but I'd say it's a mix between sleep, running errands, and pre-baby body. The latter I hope to eventually get back since I was pretty fit before the baby. Actually, now that I think about it, that is the biggest luxury I miss--plenty of free time to work out at will. So far, I've only had a few minutes here and there to squeeze in some free weights or 20 minutes on the bike, which is nowhere near what I did before and need to do again to get back in shape. Ugh.
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