We always talk about the big things that change after you have kids. It’s understandable, your whole life gets turned upside down, your lifestyle changes, not to mention your sleeping habits and bank balance, but lately I’ve been thinking about all the small things that have changed since becoming a parent. So I thought I would do a blog post about, as you do.
Before kids I would never dream of wearing a bra without under-wire. I grew up being told that if I didn’t wear under-wire bras that my boobs would be down to my knees by the time I’m thirty. Well, for nearly three years now I’ve been wearing non-wired bras and I turn thirty in less than a year and (thankfully) my boobs aren’t at my knees yet.
I started with maternity bras, and when I stopped breastfeeding I tried to wear an under-wire bra and spent the whole time doing the ‘I’m really uncomfortable’ shuffle. You know the one, it’s the same one you do when you accidentally leave the tag on your new t-shirt. Since then I’ve been exclusively wearing non-wired bras and I do not regret it in the slightest.
Ok, this is a weird one, but before Frey I couldn’t eat mushrooms on their own. Mixed into meals, like spaghetti Bolognese or a stew I could manage, but I hated them on their own, until I got pregnant Frey. It wasn’t a craving, I found I really enjoyed eating mushrooms. I know it’s not a big thing, but I’m a bit of a fussy eater, so it’s nice that I’ve managed to start enjoying a new food.
Despite the fact I didn’t drink alot before kids, my alcohol tolerance was pretty good (got to love that Irish heritage). After kids however, it became a different story, I’m now a lightweight, two ciders and halfway to drunk. Which means I’m now a really cheap date, which means we’re saving money, so looking on the positive side.
This one is useful. Since having kids I’ve managed to distinguish between my kids various screams, and now I am capable of completely ignoring their tantrum yells (you know when they get so worked up, that they’re screaming for the sake of screaming and there’s nothing you can do) or when they decide to just yell at each other (which they do often). It’s a useful skill, which means I can carry on with whatever task I’m trying to complete without getting overwhelmed up. And not to panic anyone, I do pay attention to when their screaming when they’re in pain or upset.
What little thing has changed for you since having kids?