Since becoming a parent, a lot of things have changed. My sleep is less and lighter, I no longer have advanced knowledge of who will be the next Bachelor, and I cry at commercials. I mean, clearly there is a very smart mother behind these Subaru ads. #takemetothedealership
But there’s been another, more surprising change I’ve noticed lately, and that is my appreciation for how undramatic my life has become. Both because I don’t do nearly enough outside a five mile radius to stir up drama, but also because I don’t have the time or energy to give two shits about a lot of the things I once did. Including but not limited to…
- Doing something cool on a Saturday night, which includes staying up past 11pm.
- Being early for events. It’s actually problematic now, since expecting my kids to wait for something to start is an event itself.
- Caring what people think of my parenting choices. Because really, no matter what I do, someone will always have an opinion.
- Eating, buying or even talking about Organic food. Bring on the snack packs!
- Writing thank you notes in a timely manner. Once again, thanks everyone who came and brought a gift to Charlie’s bday this year. I promise, I’m working on it.
- Participating in holiday home decor. When someone talks about decorating for a temporary period of time, I get the “everybody cleanup” song stuck in my head and need a glass of wine asap.
- Keeping up with the Kardashians. Confession: This one I never really understood!
- What my kids wear to school. As long as we’re within 10 degrees of current temperature appropriate, anything goes!
- High heals. My whole body thanks me.
- People in my life that aren’t either nice, funny, or willing to babysit my kids.
Motherhood has given me a whole new perspective on life, where so many things that I used to waste energy on, I don’t anymore. Maybe it’s because I don’t have time to, or because the things that matter to me now, like my kids and their health and happiness, trump everything else.
So what do you no longer give to shits about?