They change your life!
for the better...
and sometimes for the worse.
Yes, you heard me. Being a parent is the most rewarding job in the world, agreed. But, let's not forget the changes this job brings to your life.
Your happy I-have-so-much-time-for-me, I-have-so-much-time-for-my-husband, I-have-so-much-time-for-my-family life.
We are thankful for our kids. We love them to bits. More than anything and more than ever imaginable. But did you ever imagine the amount of change these cute little critters bring into your life?! The 'New Rules' (as my hubby likes to call them, BTW not related to Bill Mehar's New Rules) that you make.
We have made changes, turned a few things around and got rid of some them and just to illustrate, here are a few 'New Rules' in our lives
Old rule number 1
No glasses or dishes left behind on the coffee table.
No coffee table. We kept it away since it was a potential hazard to our bundles of energy.
Old rule number 2
No food items allowed in our (then new) car.
I just gave them Cheetos in the car a few days ago, yes the 'I leave a trace behind everywhere I go' Cheetos.
Old rule number 3
No TV more than 9 hours per week.
NO T.V. period. I mean literally. We kept it away because the table on which it was kept was becoming more of a jungle gym for the kids. We are hoping to mount it on the wall soon, away from the curious prying fingers.
Old rule number 4
At least some time should be spent in the library, reading on material that will enrich our personalities and make us more aware citizens of the world.
At least some time should be spent reading books to kids on topics like different shapes, animals and objects to enrich their personalities and make them more aware babies of the world.
Old rule number 5
Early to bed, early to rise makes a couple happy, wealthy and wise.
Late to bed, wake up in the middle of the night, early to rise makes us really really want that strong cup of tea in the mornings, even if one of us doesn't like drinking tea at all.
Old rule number 6
Some time should be devoted to exercising at the gym, also occasional long walks and outdoor sports.
All time should be devoted to running after little feet, also occasional upsy-daisies and daily park trips
Well, of course I didn't mention the positive changes. The change that makes you a pro at multi-tasking. Like holding one foot to fridge door to stop your kid from opening it and cooking food at the same time! Like maybe being in a crowded playground and keeping eyes on both your kids who happen to be in different corners of the park, while checking tomorrow's weather. Or maybe just being able to sing incessantly like a food commercial while making your kids eat dinner. OK enough bragging about me but I have been throught these circumstance and many more!
The other positive change is that we've started eating healthier. We eat a lot more vegetables and all kinds of fruits now. We try to eat fresh. Lesser frozen foods, lesser restaurant foods, lesser processed foods and way more organic food than we really should believe in.
I always check up the ingredients of what I'm buying and try to educate myself on what ingredients are good and which ones are bad.
Kids make you work hard and demand the best from you. They keep you on your toes, not the enjoyable ballet dancing type. It's more like 'you gotta stop kidos I'm tired now' type.
They remind you of the innocence that still remains in the world and that one big smile just fools you into thinking that all the pain and effort is worth it.
Ha! How do they do that??!
- The Mommy
- I started blogging only after my twin boys turned a year old. Here I am recapturing the special moments and attempting to create new ones that make my life even more amazing. Why I didn't start before this? Well, I was busy traveling and discovering the fun life with twins and also catching up on my sleep when I got the time.