I was already working full-time, so with both incomes we were on the right track to buying a home of our own. It had only taken us six years of struggling to get where we are. A new car, financial freedom, and SURPRISE, a baby due in eight months. Life was great... or so we thought.
Don’t get me wrong, my kids are the best things that have happened to me. I love them all unconditionally, and they are my true motivation to do better in life. However, I do miss life before them. When I think back, I miss sleeping through the night, and being able to binge watch shows without interruption. Now, I’m lucky if i can get through five minutes of one episode before I have to attend to my mom duties. Before my kids, I walked everywhere! True story. I was also active, and a volunteer firefighter. I would stay up all night answering fire calls, or getting wasted, and I'd still function the next day. Back up at seven AM, and no sleep until five AM the next morning. How the hell did I even do that? I remember being able to just leave whenever I wanted to, eating whatever I wanted to, and just frankly doing whatever the heck I wanted to do. Being a parent is no easy task, especially with four kids and a blind husband.