Sunday, January 18, 2009

Totally worth it...

What you give up when you have a kid...
  1. modesty
  2. sleep in the middle of the night
  3. sleep in the morning
  4. naps
  5. your back seat
  6. your body!
  7. any hope of ever being on time, again, for anything
  8. your sex life (for a while)
  9. your free time
  10. spontaneity
  11. backpacking 
  12. the ability to be grossed out by bodily fluids
  13. did I mention that you give up your body, and that you have to fight,  FIGHT, to get it back
  14. for us, living in the mecca of outdoor activity
  15. friends
  16. a large portion of your living space
  17. the ability to have conversations about anything other than the kid, without extraordinary effort ("don't talk about the kid, don't talk about the kid, don't talk about the kid!")
  18. the ability to watch a movie uninterrupted
  19. your dog's sanity
  20. money, lots and lots of money
  21. your own sanity
  22. the ability to fit everything you need for a weekend into a small backpack
  23. your boobs
  24. the desire to ever stay up late
  25. selfishness 

A couple of reasons why it is totally worth it...

The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same.
- Brian Andreas


Kim said...

As do get a few of those things back when they get a little older. And then you have another one and lose it all over again. It's still worth it.

Rachel said...

you have a daughter and she is amazing :) (weird weird weird) I love the peek-a-boo video!

Rachel said...

I keep coming back to watch these.
:) I love your baby girl!

Rachel said...

Noah says:
"happy valentines day hot stuff"