10 things I miss

25 Mar

5 1/2 years ago my life changed forever. I became a mom. My old life seized to exist and my new wonderfully challenging life began.

I cherish my new life and I wouldn’t go back to my beautiful uncomplicated life even If I were given the choice. However, when shit hits the fan I find myself in a difficult situation, I tend to get nostalgic and miss a few of the older simpler little joys of life. Here are a few:

  1. The glorious simplicity of the weekend. I worked for 5 days and rested for 2.  Waking up on a Sunday morning at 09:30 was considered TOO EARLY.
  2. Simple getaways.  Back then: N & myself worked too much and felt like we needed a long weekend away? Easy. Nowadays: N & myself are too tired to even plan a weekend away, especially when there are a million things to consider and a zillion things to pack.
  3. Planning & Execution. I always thought these two were a match made in heaven. It has now come to my attention that whenever I plan anything ahead it almost never gets executed.
  4. One on one quality time with a grown up. I spent half of my weekend in the hospital keeping my mom company and although hospitals are pretty depressing I managed to spend some semi-uninterrupted (doctors and nurses and hospital staff kept coming in) one on one time with my mom. No kids, no interruptions.
  5. Leisure time. I was a semi workaholic. I was the first to arrive and the last one to leave work. When I left though I had, the things as a mom I miss the most, time to myself.
  6. Enough time & money to spend on loved ones. Now, I neither have the time nor the money.
  7. Time off. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
  8. The ease of rescheduling. I felt tired, I slept.  I was ill, I took a sick day. I felt bored, I rescheduled. Just like that.
  9. Getting paid to work. I worked 5 days a week and got paid. Now, I ‘work’ 24/7 and never get paid.
  10. Stress free chilling at the beach. Apart from carrying 4 sets of towels, sun lotion for the kids & myself, extra change of clothes, a potty (well we all know why now, don’t we?), swimsuits, goggles and swim masks, floats, fins, drinks & snacks and the 27 swim toys (God forbid I forget to include the Barbie watering can or the Mc Queen water pistol), I must keep my eyes on both kids while I make sure they are a) wearing their hats, b) covered top til toe with total sunblock cream, c) sharing their toys with the other kids on the beach & d) last but not least NOT DROWNING.

Until next time



heaven and hell

15 Responses to “10 things I miss”

  1. momtimes4 March 25, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    This is list is so true!!!!!

  2. ourlifeinaction March 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    LOL – so true.

  3. memyselfandkids.com March 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Doesn’t nearly all of it come down to time? It’s no longer your own. Even more so, your mind is occupied by whatever concern you have about your children. I was talking to my aunt yesterday who is in her early 80’s. As she said, you never stop worrying about your children.
    Oh yeah, they are $ suckers too.

    • wonderlandbytatu March 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      true, true and oh yes, so true (the last one being one of the reasons why we won’t go ahead with no 3).

  4. Bestof2sisters March 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Too true! The simplicity of it..
    Just caught up on your previous posts this past week, and I’m so, so sorry to hear what a tough time you’re having. And your Mum!! Just not fair..
    Hope it starts getting a tiny weeny little bit easier soon x

    • wonderlandbytatu March 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      thank you so much for your kind words…I have hope. She is a fighter.
      I hope you are all well!

  5. lahacienda March 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    I nod with respect. My weekends are still my own – unless I have to work! And I have to say, I love it when I get home and everything is in its place. 🙂

  6. ramblingsfromamum March 26, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    Time Management only can work in the ‘work place’ when you have young ones darling. 😦
    My answers:
    1. Weekends are no longer your own with little ones – sad but true 😦
    2. Time away though a gazillion things to pack should still be done, a weekend with the kids..try not to overdo the thinking or the packing, grab the basics hit the road for 2 days.
    3. You have to try and make it work, whether your darlings co-operate or get along is under your control and N’s so heads together have a strategic plan.
    4. You are feeling over whelmed because your mum is in Hospital, I don’t know the circumstances, but I hope she gets through and know in your heart that this time spent with her is more precious than being with your family right now.
    5. The decision to have a family puts an end to time for yourself, it is only when they become more independent that you regain that back again. Chin up it goes fast! 🙂
    6. Money does become an issue when there is only 1 bread winner, but we adapt don’t we? We have no other choice and you can return to the work force once they are older if need be?
    7. No answer lol
    8. Nope they aren’t possible anymore a mum is 24/7 as you know rain hail or shine but would you truly want this any other way?
    9. Oh if only we could how rich we would be…but we are so rich in other ways for having a family..please say yes 🙂
    10. I remember lugging around all of that when I took the girls out, practically needed a trailer to fit it all and then there is the carting around…so much organising… but darlin you know what – you have fun when you get there, the kids have a ball..and the packing and organising a thing to be forgotten 🙂

    Hang in there Mum – you’re doing fine…just remember there is ALWAYS time..

    • wonderlandbytatu March 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

      that is true. There is time but never enough (at least that is how it feels at the moment). Anyway, enough with the complaining, it is just a bump in the road and nothing more (I hope). I know I will miss these years a lot when they grow up (and they grow up WAY TOO FAST). Love,xxx

  7. sakuraandme March 26, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    Hahaha! This is sooo true and housewives are so underrated! Somethings need to change and this is one of them! hugs Paula xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu March 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

      if only we got paid for it. Imagine the overtime bonus 😉

      • sakuraandme March 28, 2013 at 9:26 am #

        They couldn’t afford us! lol xx

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