Time?

United States
August 3, 2007 12:55pm CST
Have you ever thought back to before you had children and wondered what you did with all that time? Somehow my days seemed to be full before children. But I can't remember what they were so filled with because now they are really maxed out. What did you do before you had children to fill your time?
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thats so weird! i'm sitting here trying to think what i did, and i can't think of anything. well before i had kids i worked full time, so i guess thats something. i spent more time with friends too.
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thank you. I remember working full time too and more time with friends. And now that I think about it I use to be able to do alot more leisure things that I can't do now.
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@maehan (1445)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Prior having children. I work, party, travelling. Most of my time is working as my work required to travel extensively. I have get to see different culture from different countries. And, with kids, is another world that I see. I have got more to learn everyday. Everyday is a challenge to me.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
I worked fulltime. Went out with friends. Spent time with my hubby. I got pregnant at 17 so there wasn't much of a party life for me. Now with 4 kids there is not enough hours in a day to complete everything that needs completed it seems like. I wouldn't change anything though!
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
3 Aug 07
lol I'm sure I did something.... I know I read more. Got to watch what I wanted on TV ocassionaly. Worked lots. Hung out with friends. lol nothing too thrilling.
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@ryanne32 (13)
• United States
5 Aug 07
This is so funny. When my daughter started sleeping regularly, I had this extra time on my hands before it was time for me to turn in and I actually had to stop and think what I did before she came along and nothing would come to me. Now I pop in a movie and wind down. At least I know I'm not alone...LOL
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I do often wonder what I did with my days before I had my son. While I was pregnant with him, I only worked about 25 hours a week, so it wasn't like I spent all my time at work. I spent a lot of time getting ready for his arrival, though. I actually did needlepoint and stuff like that. I also read a lot. I could spend an entire afternoon doing nothing but reading, and get through a book in just a few hours. Now, I've been reading the last Harry Potter book since the day after it came out, and I'm still only about halfway through. I just have too many other things to do now. Before I got pregnant, I really don't know what I did with all my time. I worked 50 hours a week most weeks, but otherwise I guess I just spent a lot of time on the phone with my husband, since we never got see each other. Now with only 1 child, my days are overflowing everyday. And he's only 18 months and not involved in anything outside of our own little family yet.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Yes I do think of that sometimes. I can't believe how much time I wasted on nothing! I feel my time is much better spent now. I remember going to clubs and partying and sleeping until late in the day. Yeah, I would say my time is much better spent now!
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I know what you mean! I don't think I can even remember what I used to do. I probably washed my hair everyday. Shaved everyday. Didn't have to sniff my clothes to see if they had been puked on recently. I probably had more adult conversations and less baby babble time. I drank a cup of coffee straight out of the pot and didn't have to heat it up in the microwave 4 times to get it down. I had the ability to read a chapter of a book when I got into bed at night instead of falling asleep before my head hit the pillow. I also probably had a phone conversation without stopping to say "no" "don't do that" "put that down" "please be quiet". But I also never knew what truly being needed and unconditionally loving something with all of my heart was. So, I'll take my life as hectic as it is. :)
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