Dad life: 5 things I miss about my life before children

A couple of weeks ago I asked my wife who blogs over at One Hull of a Mum to write a guest post about the things she missed from before we had kids. You can read that post here.

Now it's my turn.

Here's 5 things I miss about my life before I had children.

1. Free time. Whether with my wife or alone. I admit, I do occasionally go to gym but that is still an effort. It is not free time where I can do whatever I want. I go to the gym to help my back problem and also to lose some weight, which I put on from having too much free time before the kids were born. Me and the Mrs haven't been out together alone for nearly 2 years, Having two of these children things makes it hard to get a babysitter.

2. Going to a restaurant and cinema. This is along the same vein as the first point but is something that me and Kerry used to do a lot. There's nothing quite like the being with the woman you love, and spending that time in a dark room watching a really loud tele. Now we get to eat separately and watch zootropolis 8000 times a day.

3. Social gatherings at our house. When we first moved into our own house we used to have friends round every weekend for drinks and general merriment. We were social butterflies. Now were social lepers.

4. Buying whatever I want. With no kids comes great spending ability.  We could go into town on a weekend and buy ourselves new clothes, books, phones, shoes etc. Now I have clothes that are more dishcloths than actual clothes.

5. Feeling free. Not having to worry about whether I can afford something, Just being able to go on holiday and relax without worrying whether one child is dunking the other child into the swimming pool or,  whether they are eating foreign bugs. Also, that feeling of not needing to breathe a sigh of relief at the end of the day because you haven't killed your children. That was a great feeling. But that memory is slowly fading. 

What things do you miss about your life before children?

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  1. I miss going to the cinema in the evenings. Now I'm in my pjs by 7pm! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  2. I really miss the cinema fab post kids do change things Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  3. Oh, I remember those things. Seems like so long ago! #oldschoolposts 

  4. I definitely agree with most your list but especially the buying things I want! I used to get new clothes all the time and now I wear the same clothes I wore ten years ago! #oldschoolposts

  5. I think the one thing I miss is probably just not worrying about sitting up late because you could sleep in, now that im a parent i have to think hard if i want a good nights sleep or to finish this game im playing haha #oldschoolposts


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