Monday, March 29, 2010
Before and After
Before having kids you might see a child running around outside in his underpants and think, "Where is that child's mother? Does she know what he is doing?" After having kids you might see a child running around in his underpants and think, "Oh look, it's Spiderman."
Before having kids you might pass out at the sight of vomit. After having kids, you might get puked on, wipe it off with a baby wipe and go right back to relief society.
Before having kids movie night might involve snuggling up on the couch with your husband. After having kids, movie night might be interrupted numerous times by things like the dreaded creak of a bedroom door opening followed by, "Mommy, I peed in my bed, what are you doing, I wanna watch a movie too."
Before having kids you call your husband at work just to say "I love you." After having kids, you call your husband at work to remind him to pick up diapers and Superglue on his way home.
Before having kids dinner might be something like Grilled Chicken Alfredo with fresh salad and hamemade bread. After having kids dinner is something like microwaved Mac n Cheese with hot dogs in it, applesauce, and green beans.
Before having kids, you might enjoy going for a walk with your husband. After having kids, by the time you get the stroller, find the jackets, and load the diaper bag, you are exhausted, give up the whole thing and go get ice cream.
Before having kids, you have no idea how much a little person with a runny nose wearing nothing but underpants and milk mustache can change your life.
Before having kids, you can not fully understand the love, patience, understanding, and joy that your Heavenly Father has for you.