I was at my book club a while back , talking with another mom. One who has kids much older than mine ( college age, high school and elementary). On a side note...this woman doesn't look a day over 35. I can't hate her though because she's so nice, funny and likable. Sigh..
Any who.... we were talking about how when you are younger ( teens, twenties, pre-kids) you are so much more adventurous and want to do all of these crazy things. You really don't think a thing of it....until... you have kids. You don't mind risking your own life but then you think , I want to see my kids go to school, graduate, get married, have kids, etc. The list can go on and on. She said her thing was skydiving. Another woman in the group ( her mom ) said that she learned to fly a plane ONLY when all of kids were grown and out of the house.
So I started thinking... what did I think was no big deal or that I wanted to do that I won't probably ever do now or until I'm much older.
Here's my list of things I may never do again or when my kids are much older:
Don't want to go splat
- Getting really really really drunk
I want to be aware if my kids need me and don't want to do anything we all would regret some day.
- Leaving the country without them
This I may do later when they are older
- Shooting guns
So much can go wrong there
- Riding or Driving in a fast car/boat/ small plane/ATV
Really do I need to explain that one?
- Jumping Horses
I used to jump but I fell off/been thrown off numerous times. I don't know if I want to take that chance. But I may change my mind when they get older.
- Going to bars late at night in really bad parts of town
Why did I ever do that in the first place?
- Eating exotic foods that are alive
eewwww and gross and food-poision-y
I'm sure there are more I could think of and will. If I do , I'll add them in later. Remember these are just my issues. I'm sure there is at least one thing you won't do now that you are a mom... what is it?