For three days, an enormous heap of Legos has been scattered on the family room floor.
This is a sure sign that I’m past the toddler/preschooler stage of motherhood. The Legos can stay there because no one will pop one into his or her mouth. (And also, I am just too busy to retrieve the Lego box from my daughter’s room where she is probably using it as a doll crib for a very small doll.)
I can’t say that I miss the worries that someone might ingest a penny or eat a stray marble at any moment. I also don’t miss the early wake-up calls or shampooing an unwilling child’s hair. I’m glad I don’t have to wipe anyone’s . . . nose.
What don’t you miss?
6 thoughts on “I don’t miss that at all”
I don’t miss the days of having to decide whether or not someone feels bad enough for me to call a sub for teaching, and I don’t miss having to wake up SLEEPING someones to take them to ‘daycare’ so I could teach.
Don’t miss tantrums, either!
i dont miss breaking up fights
i dont miss hearing i dont like that…do i have to eat it
i dont miss hearing your so mean to me
i dont miss why do i have to do it
i dont miss why cant i do
but i do miss the daily fun of watching the craziness of their ever changing life!
I don’t miss the aching back from hefting my dd on my hip all the time. She never wanted to be put down. Other than that, I miss about everything.
I do not miss all of the driving.
Not even a teensy little bit.
I do not miss not being able to pick and go somewhere for the afternoon/day/weekend/however long at a moment’s notice. Not that I get to do that very often now, but I like that I’m able to if the opportunity arises. This is why I do not, and never will, have a dog. The cat holds the fort when we’re gone. She enjoys it, actually. I imagine her having wild parties with all the neighborhood riff raff when we’re out of town, but in actuality I think the extent of her partying is sleeping in places she’s not normally allowed. Like my bed. Anyway. I do not miss being tied to my house 24/7.
I also do not miss having to carry a bag the size of Texas every where I go.
Well mine are still that age (2 and 5) but there are some baby things I don’t miss. I don’t miss having a little one who wakes every 2 hours, I don’t miss nursing a little one and I don’t miss 87 pooppy diapers a day! 🙂 I do miss my kids being little and sweet and snuggly though; they are definitely starting to become less dependant on me.