It's probably unhealthy to compare my life with the life I led before having kids, but sometimes I just can't help myself. Today I was thinking about how much I used to accomplish in any given day compared to what I get done nowadays.
Before I left for work, I would manage to clean one or both of the two bathrooms in our condo. On the way to work, I often stopped at either the bank, the dry cleaners, the drugstore, or all of the above. I would get to work with enough time to spare to log onto the internet and pay my bills. During my lunch hour, I often grocery shopped, or ran some other errand. After the commute home, I would happily make dinner for me and hubs, and enjoy a nice evening together.
How does that compare to my current life?
1. Forget about the bathrooms for one thing. We do have a cleaning lady, but we did back at the condo too. The days of pre-cleaning for the cleaning lady are officially done.
2. I almost never make my way to the bank anymore, and often find myself fishing for change in random places just so I wouldn't be without any money on me. I popped in today for the first time in ages, only to find myself in overdraft because I haven't checked in for a while.
3. Dry cleaning sits in my front hall until my mother can't stand it anymore and takes it herself. (heh)
4. Grocery shopping now happens haphazardly, as I can't get organized enough to figure out what I need for an entire week.
5. Making the hubs a nice dinner: hahahahahahahahahahaha
The funny thing is, I feel way less busy than I used to be. Yeah, I'm wrangling kids, but there is a lot of down time during the day. Perhaps this is just my slow decline.