Things People Miss Most About Life Before Kids

Things are different!

September 5, 2018

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Once you have a child or children life changes drastically. There are things you were able to easily do as a married couple or single person that just are not options anymore. A new study was conducted by Pampers Pure Protection and it asked 2000 moms and dads what they missed most about life before children. 

What do you think topped the list? What would you say you miss the most?

Top 10 Things Parents Miss Most About Life Before Kids:

1. Sleeping in on Saturdays.

2. A clean and tidy house

3. Watching television in complete peace

4. Leaving the house at a moment's notice, without having to worry about a babysitter

5. Spending money guilt free

6. Having a shower or bath without being disturbed

7. Date nights

8. Going to the bathroom without being disturbed

9. Being able to take a trip or vacation any time of year

10. Getting a full night's sleep

As someone who has cats, I can tell you that I can check some of these off the list. I cannot shower, bathe, or go to the restroom without one or both following me and crying. They sit and watch me in the bath. I'm not sure why. Maybe they think I am going to drown?

A few more findings from the study found that 7 out of 10 parents couldn't believe all of the sacrifices they had to make when they had their first child. To spite all of the things on the list that these parents miss about life before kids, 71% said they are much happier and more fulfilled with children. 

I guess I will learn what all of this means in a few short months. ;)