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What do you miSS most about life before children?

Poll Results: What do you miSS most about life before children?

 
  • 24% (78)
    Sleep
  • 7% (23)
    Silence
  • 31% (99)
    Solitude
  • 13% (42)
    Saturdays and Sundays off
  • 2% (8)
    Spending money
  • 0% (0)
    Solvency
  • 5% (17)
    Sex
  • 2% (8)
    Salsa Dancing
  • 13% (44)
    Something else (beginning with S)
319 Total Votes  
post #1 of 136
Thread Starter 
For me, it's solitude.
post #2 of 136
Honestly, not too much.

I will think...
post #3 of 136
Sleep

I miss sleeping really late.
post #4 of 136
sleep!!!!!!!!!
post #5 of 136
Being able to do things on the Spur of the moment. Takes a long time to get out of the house now.

Oh... and Showering for as long as I want.
post #6 of 136
Spontaneity.
post #7 of 136
sleep
post #8 of 136
I can't get it to begin with S, but I mostly miss being able to get my school work done at certain specific (I guess that's an S) times. Like early mornings and weekends.
post #9 of 136
Self-Indulgence! I want to be able to sit down with a new book at 7:00 at night and read straight through until 5:00 in the morning. I used to frequently do that on the weekends before kids, but now I have to limit myself to a reasonable bedtime so I'll be alert when the kids wake up.
post #10 of 136
I'm not sure how to put it, but probably solitude. I find it frustrating that if I suddenly realize I don't have that one thing that I need for dinner (you know - the one you just knew you had in the pantry), I can't just walk over to the corner store, buy it, and be back home in about 5 minutes. Every little errand is now a major production. That gets to me sometimes.

ETA: lolar2...that would be "self-scheduling".
post #11 of 136
solitude. Now and then, I just want to be alone. Just for two minutes.
post #12 of 136
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
ETA: lolar2...that would be "self-scheduling".
Actually it's not the scheduling itself-- more the better grades that went with it!
post #13 of 136
I was bummed I could only choose one.

I chose sleep b/c it is so clearly obvious. But more than just the shear hours, it is the ability to sleep until I wake up - which is more about control over my schedule.

I know it doesn't start with an S, but I miss free time most. I tell my childless friends that I don't have free time any more. I have time I can use as I wish, but it isn't free. I pay for it, either in cash or in favors or in some other way.

ETA - change free time to spare time. I thought I didn't have a lot pre-kids. Now I know that I had a ton...
post #14 of 136
Sexy little boobs (that were the same size)
post #15 of 136
skinny body
post #16 of 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by lolar2 View Post
Actually it's not the scheduling itself-- more the better grades that went with it!
Ah, so scholastic achievement!
post #17 of 136
The Three S's:

1. Spontaneity
2. Solitude
3. Sleep


In that order.
post #18 of 136
There was life before children? DD1 was born 10 months after I graduated college- before I had children I was a child myself!

I don't miss being single and lonely, or being a broke college student.

With teens, I can get sleep, I can go to the store spontaneously, etc. Lots of the inconveniences of having babies are already over for me.

The only "s" I miss is my skinny waist!
post #19 of 136
I miss hanging out with friends. I haven't seen my friends since I became a mother. . .
post #20 of 136
Sleep. Hands down, I miss sleep the most.
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