I was listening to The Girl Next Door Podcast the other day (no, not those girls next door) and the girls talked briefly about some things they do that remind them of their pre-mom selves. It got me thinking about what those things are for me. You know, the little things I didn’t think twice about doing before I was a mom that all of the sudden got pushed to the side once Camden made his way into the world. Frankly, most of the time I’m really not sure what the heck we did with our life before Camden was here – parenthood (especially being new parents) can be so all consuming – but lately I’ve being seeing little glimpses of my pre-baby life in the form of these things:
…painting my nails
I was rocking FIFTEEN WEEK old toe nail polish until this past weekend. So shameful. Finger nails are still waiting for their upgrade…
…meeting up with friends for a spontaneous late night drink
This is the thing that started me thinking about all of this actually. I felt so normal leaving Nathan to put Camden to bed while I met up with some girlfriends on a whim.
I’m sure Nathan is bored to death of me talking about our upcoming trip. I swear I enjoy the planning as much as I do the actual trip.
…going to bootcamp twice a week
I was great at this the first few weeks I was cleared to workout and it just gets harder every single week.
…watching football with Nathan in our bed
This doesn’t happen often but when it does in my mind we are back at his parent’s house in 2010. Him watching sports and me doing homework or reading (see also: sleeping)
…practicing new hair styles
Specifically braids since watching Lauren’s Facebook Live Boho Braid tutorial.
I love coming to my computer early in the morning with a cup of coffee and checking in with my friends.
My favorite sisters are performing at our city’s upcoming wine and jazz festival and I can. not. wait.
…going to the movie theater
We saw so many movies before we became parents. Bonus points for having a drink while watching the movie. I still haven’t seen Bad Moms and I’m really upset about it.
…wandering around Target
Wandering Target with a baby strapped to your chest or taking up your whole cart just isn’t the same as leisurely walking aisle after aisle.
…going to our favorite Mexican restaurant and becoming a liiiittle tipsy after ordering the biggest margarita on the menu
Might have been the highlight of my weekend. Thank goodness for these.