Being a parent is great. I love every minute of it. But there are things that you give when you become a parent.
Here is a list of 5 things that I took for granted before becoming a parent.
1. Watching "grown up" television shows.
Who knew that trying to get 60 minutes to watch an episode of Breaking bad or Game of Thrones would be so difficult! Might as well give in and watch another episode of Pokemon.
2. Sleeping in
It is odd how on school days they never want to get out of bed but on the weekend they never sleep past 7am! If you get the chance to sleep in, take it... even if you aren't tired.
3. A good dinner without complaints.
So we either eat something that we like and listen to constant "I'm not hungry", "I'm full", "I don't like this", "I see a tomato", "I need more ketchup", "How many more bites?"; or we eat chicken fingers and french fries again.
4. Getting together with friends
Unless they have a child close to the same age, you probably don't get to hang out with them very often.
5. Grocery shopping
Ok, so this one is most enjoyable when done on your own. It is a chance to leave your kids and home with your spouse and have some time to yourself. Maybe grocery shopping alone happens to take 3 to 4 hours, not because you enjoy the alone time but because.... ok maybe you just enjoy the alone time... is that a crime?
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