- Meals at restaurants were a relaxing occasion. Now they are efforts in damage control.
- Shopping was simple. Pick stuff up, go to checkout, pay and leave. Now it's a effort not to have have the store pulled into the buggy. Strap them down? Seems reasonable, but then people look at you funny.
- Waiting in any line was not an issue. Now it is a challenge of mental endurance and creative distraction.
- The "Quick run to the store" was actually quick. Now it's like an expedition into Darkest Africa. See you in six weeks.
- Sleep was not a long-forgotten memory. Waking up at noon was not uncommon. Now - I can't recall what real sleep is anymore. Sleeping in means 8am - If I'm lucky.
- I had disposable income. Now every time I look at an XBox 360 I see my child's future, hanging on the edge of the toilet. DVD's? No thanks - these diapers I got will have to do instead.
- I only had to have the answers to things I cared about. Now I have to have the answer for everything. "I'm not telling you why poo is brown, okay? It just is."
- I would Rock & Roll all night and Party every day. Now I find rocks in pockets and party PG-style.
- I never knew what other peoples mucus looked or felt like. I can't say that anymore.
- I could walk around the house naked all day long. Now I can only do it during naptime.
It's amazing how sometimes going to work can feel like time off.
But the minute I hear "I love you, Daddy." - It's almost worth it all.
I'm out of here - I meed my nap.