Children will change you

Children will change you
Having children changes things – fact! 

Pre children payday would arrive and come lunch break(I couldn’t even wait untill after work or the weekend) I’d be hitting the shops picking up that new dress that I NEEDED soo badly for a night out. It would be criminal to be seen out in the same dress twice!

When I fell pregnant with my eldest pay day would come and it was maternity clothes I liked to splurge on, in all honesty I didn’t need them, in all three pregnancies My bump would hardly show until the third trimester but alas I wanted to be part of the pregnant mum club and jumped on the band wagon. Then there was the teeny tiny cutesy ickle shoes (see I can’t even say it with out turning to mush) Did she ever wear them of corse for 20 seconds untill she pulled them off that is! But still I found my self buying so many pairs and I still cannot part with them! 

And now as a parent of three it’s changed again pay day comes and I’m scrawling the internet attempting to find that new steam mop I just have to have “It’ll even clean the oven” I say in a bid to try and convince Ryan. 
You hear that right a mop that can clean the oven how exciting – not that I have time to clean the oven who in the hell does!?
Only last week I was so thrilled about my new Calendar I even instgramed it! 

Conversation has changed, gone are the catch ups on Monday morning with collueges discussing the weekend’s antics. Replaced instead with playgroup, comparing stain removal techniques and how to get rid of the left over stench of toddler wee on your lounge carpet (potty training YUK) 
1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water in case your wandering… 

We no longer swap make up and fashion tips it’s now turned to recipe swaps and that all important topic, which nappies are actually the best??
Yes I am now that person. 
I said I would never be one of those mums who spends her days chatting about my child’s toilet habits or plans my week around toddler groups but I do and I’ll let you in on a secret I ruddy love it!

What about you, have you found your interests shifted as you became a parent do you find your self swooning over tupperware? I certainly do! 

What has this parenting malarky done to me!

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  1. January 17, 2015 / 7:46 am

    Being a parent has totally changed me but I love it too. I used to spend all my money on make-up mostly but now I have Grace, I don’t really have as much interest in make-up anymore and could never justify what I used to spend on a new lipstick when I have her to buy for. I’d rather buy her some new clothes or a new toy or book or do an activity together as a family. Spending money on something that will make memories is far more important to me now than something I just put on my face. Being a parent has meant that we’ve lost friends who don’t have children and don’t really understand how our life is different now and you’re right I’m far more interested in what play groups are on, or what swimming session we will go to and talking about what new thing she did this week. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. Being a mum has completed me as cheesy as it sounds and the love I have for my little girl far surpasses anything else. Lovely blog post x x

  2. January 17, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    I hardly ever buy clothes for myself anymore… I’ve always found clothes shopping for myself but now I have Jasmine I spend all my money on her. Clothes for babies are much easier to buy. Now that I’m not getting any maternity allowance I am being more careful and thinking ‘does she really need that’.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  3. January 17, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    My interests have completely changed!!! That’s why it’s hard sometimes having had Amelia young and none of my friends have so they are still buying fancy clothes and I’m scrabbling ebay for the odd pair of jeans to keep me going! They changed but for the good makes you more of a selfless person! Ps I loved your calendar instagram!!

  4. January 17, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Yes I had no tolerance at all of gushing proud mums before the boys came along, now I am one and totally get it. x

  5. January 18, 2015 / 7:30 am

    Non parents just don’t get how massive the change is – you’re never normal again and nor would you want to be!

  6. January 18, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Oh yes, how things change! Your life just revolves around totally different things, so yes, conversation topics and shopping trips change, too!

  7. January 18, 2015 / 8:57 am

    Oh yes, I’m frequently on my hands and knees, wiping bums, noses and any other delightful thing that I never knew existed before being a parent, nor would I want to be doing anything else! x

  8. January 18, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Comparing my life to those with no kids, I can see how being a parent impacts on everything. I get excited by a new tooth, a new word and have no sleep. But I love my life 🙂

  9. January 18, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    lol i’m the same, My pre baby wages went on clothes and nights out with friends or in with DVD’s and Chinese food, now it goes on clothes for agent M, paying for school trips and lego. I wouldn’t change it for the world though. Even though these days my purse is emptier, hes worth every penny and then some 🙂 #SundayStars

  10. January 18, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    I am exactly the same! I used to spend £300+ a month on clothes plus another £40 a month on fake nails. Then there was the £50 a week going out! Now it’s nappies, baby milk and kids clothes! I wouldn’t change it for the world! The steam mop comment made me chuckle. I get really excited when I get a new washing machine or lately, a new washing up bowl made my week!

    Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

    Laura x x x

  11. January 18, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Being a parent has totally changed me but it’s a great and made me more happy

  12. January 18, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Swooning over tupperware! hahaahaha yes!! I am that person too and I don’t even care lol! #SundayStars

  13. January 18, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    I think my whole life has changed. I wouldn’t change it back though. Thanks for hosting xx

  14. January 18, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Everything has changed! I’ve no money, no fashion sense, a messy home, no social life and flab where I don’t want it!…..but it’s ace…I love it! Great post 🙂 xxxx

  15. January 18, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    You are not alone! I manage to bring Zach into all conversations! I used to finish work and go shopping on Oxford street – now I spend lunch breaks on the mothercare sale!! Oh how parenting changes us!! #sundaysstars

  16. January 19, 2015 / 9:45 am

    Oh I totally get this! From oh I’ve had my hair done that necessitates a trip out dancing, to maybe I should get my hair seen too, nah its ok in a “mum ponytail”

    Its different and I do love it! I miss some bits though and recently having to start trying to take time to be “me” again, obviously I fail massively especially now I’m pregnant again!!

  17. January 19, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Isn’t it funny have things change so drastically and SO quickly! I’m sure I used to yawn when my parent friends so much as opened their mouths – oops! It’s good changes of course but I do often miss the ‘old days’ – but mainly the energy and decent sleep lol! Mim @ #sundaystars

  18. January 22, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Ha ha this made me laugh – I never wanted to be THAT parent either 🙂 #brilliantblogposts

  19. January 22, 2015 / 10:39 am

    hahaah so true! #brillantblogposts

  20. January 22, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Isn’t it sad that I read this and what I was thinking was that I needed to clean the oven and I had forgotten my steam cleaner could do it for me! There is no hope after kids! Mich x

  21. January 23, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Life sure does change but I’m still a party girl at heart and love a girly night out-when I’m with my single, childless friends I do go back to who I was pre-kids but of course am so happy to return to the best things in my life, my boys (do hate changing nappies though, that I’d swap any day) Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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