10 Things That Suddenly Excite You When you become a Mom

Pre baby you used to get your kicks from holidays,shopping and concerts. post baby it's all different

I am amazed at how much my perception of the world has changed since becoming a mother. I used to get my kicks from booking expensive holidays, shopping for clothes and attending concerts. Nowadays I tend to appreciate the little victories. Here are some of my favourite. 
  • Aldi Super Six. Myself and my partner genuinely spend a good chunk of our time discussing this week’s offers. Who knew that spatchcock chicken could be so exciting? 
  • When my leap card works. Getting out of the house with a pram, baby, bag and various food and toy items is a tricky affair. I somehow never remember that I actually have to pay for public transport. That moment it joyously beeps makes me very very happy. Not to mention relieved. Baby brain is still in full swing right here. 
  • Eating with two hands. Anywhere. Anything. It is divine. 
  • The function to record TV shows. I’ve been known to watch One Born Every Minute at 7am. 
  • The click of the kettle when it has finished boiling. Caffeine is on the way. Always a good thing.
  • The simple act of ordering and eating a take away. No cooking, no cleaning, tasty food. That is three of my favourite things right there. Roll on Friday! 
  • The shower. It might only last five minutes, you may have an audience, but it is glorious.
  • The weather. Who knew it would have such a bearing on my life these days. Toddler tantrums, sulky moods, even sickness – all helped by a simple trip to the park. Fresh air has a lot to answer for. 
  • The internet. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Youtube. Uniting all parents in the madness without even leaving the house. Knowing another person’s baby also does not sleep gives you a bit of a spring in your step. 
  • When the other half comes home from work. Another pair of hands to lighten the load. 
Written by Tracey, mummy blogger and staff with www.familyfriendlyhq.ie
Check out her own blog at love-of-living.blogspot.ie

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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