Obviously life changes when you have a child. And when life changes, your perspective changes. You have to adjust to a new “normal.” For instance, I never thought I would think of 7 am as sleeping in but these days it DEFINITELY is. But I did not realize how much things would change again with a second child. I guess I figured the big adjustment was from not being a parent to being a parent.
So I was surprised the other day when the family was going out to dinner and even though Brian offered, I wanted to stay at home with the baby because, “it would be a nice break.” When Kalena was a newborn I didn’t EVER want Brian to leave the house; for the first few weeks it actually made me anxious to be alone with her. Now I find it relaxing to be alone with a newborn? Definitely more relaxing than trying to feed dinner to a toddler in a restaurant. Also, when it was just Kalena, I spent lots of time thinking, “I’ll do that when Kalena is sleeping.” Kalena NEVER slept enough to get all the things on that list done, but I still thought it ALL THE TIME. Now? I find myself thinking, “well, might as well do it now since I’ll never have a minute to myself for the REST OF MY LIFE.” I think I’m actually more productive with two kids than I was with one. (Not that I set the bar that high…) Any big perspective changes you had after having kids?