Calm, Cool and Committed

Three Moms and a Dude

What We’ve Become

on January 18, 2013

Do you ever look at yourself in shock and amazement at what you’ve become?

Yeah, me neither. Hehe.

However, a friend’s recent comment made me wonder if I’ve changed in any major ways. So, without further ado, here’s a list of shocking ways I’ve changed.

  • I’m now “that mom” who stumbles around at work in the morning grumbling about the son who was up all night due to a mix of issues ranging from teeth to cough to growth spurt to diaper wedgie.
  • I’d rather spend time on the couch with my husband and son than head out for a night on the town.
  • I don’t devote as much time to my job anymore. I realized that the world won’t end and my students won’t be ruined for LIFE if I don’t check email on weekends.
  • I fill up my Facebook feed with thousands (seriously) of pictures of Bud. And I also post baby recall alerts. (Baby products, not actual babies.)
  • I like babies. Okay. I like one baby. All the other ones still annoy me.
  • I exercise pretty regularly (though I admit I’ve been slacking on overall effort).
  • I manage my time for my grad school work instead of procrastinating like I did in college, and high school, and elementary school…
  • I’m more critical of people than I used to be. Not sure if this is good or bad.

Despite all these changes, there are many ways I haven’t changed.

  • I still enjoy a nice, long sleep. And all the people who told me motherhood would change me into a morning person? What a joke!
  • A good book is still one of the best things in the world.
  • I look forward to holidays with my family, and enjoy the time we have together.
  • I refer to people I barely know by nickname. In college it was Jeans Joyous and Hottie Baseball Boy, now it’s Anger Management.
  • A cool glass of milk and my mom’s crazy cake might be the best flavor combination in the world. THE WORLD.

I still believe the phrase “on time” is relative.
How have you changed? Have you changed in ways you never thought you would? Do you like the changes?

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One response to “What We’ve Become

  1. Matt says:

    I do my partying at home on the couch now.

    I can no longer sleep for more than six hours.

    I have returned to my slacking ways with my own schoolwork.

    I have started sprouting body hair like crazy.

    That seems like the major ones.

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