Because there is nothing more satisfying after you have eaten your own dinner than the half fish finger left on that plate. Followed by more chips and before you know it that slimming world diet is down the pan again.
Playing with toys
Everyone loves a good toy for me it's lego. I just finished playing for a good hour with lego telling my son about all the little figures I have passed down to him. Telling him to not switch heads or take them off (my nephew comes round and does that now batman has robins head). As a adult you can't play with toys or get lost in your little imaginative world without looking a right sausage.
See when the kids grow up you won't be able to buy those mini party ring bags or colourful super treats, the if your like me and my husband eat secretly behind the cupboard doors. Easter eggs kept up high and consumed by mum and dad. Looking at this we are very bad at busying these and eating them ourselves. One day they get lucky and catch us but that's hardly ever (ok every time my kids have the nose for anything sugary and it's off me in a flash).
Disney channel and other kids TV
My son loves the Disney channel at the moment which means i can watch good luck Charlie and Jesse without looking like a right old Sado. Ok they are cheesy but they make me laugh and always happy. I'm a massive loser but if my husband found me watching the Disney channel I would,have to pretend I haven't changed the channel since the kids went to bed..
Constantly tidying up
Ok I womt miss this that was a joke, I will miss he calories burnt doing so meaning more sweet junk from the kids stash.
There is nothing more special than prepping the night before to make these days so special. Seeing the magic in your child's eyes is so,etching money can't buy. My children are very spoilt sometimes but we can't help it. Well we're not that bad I suppose don't look at our Christmas photos to see the mini mountain of presents.
Ok this something can be hiilarious like the other day at the park I overheard my son having a row with a teenager, he climbed over his kids back and the kid said watch it so my Asti who doesn't hold back bogged back saying "aww does it have your teddy you cuddle up to at night" surprised he didn't get a slap but it was really funny to hear. These funny conversations suddenly change and become more grown up, I'm not looking forward to that.
Pretending to be asleep
If you are anything like me and my husband you will be excellent sleep pretenders. Its a game every morning who can look like they are asleep the longest and therefore is the winner and doesn't have to get up with a toddler demanding Ben and Holly at 5:30am!!! When the kids are older and left the house this game is off no use maybe to scare your loved one but that would be a bit mean wouldn't it!!
Sometimes you can become lazy being a parent, asking the kids to get something out of your reach or putting things in the bin for you. Imagine what will life be like when you have to do these things your self. Nobody to bribe with a bit of screen time to hoover the floor.
Cuddles and Opened Mouthed kisses
When they are small they love to be cuddled and kissed, then they get old enough to give you a snotty opened mouth kiss. When they get older these wont happen, wont be able to scoop them up and hold them tight with out protest (ok they protest now but I am bigger for the time being). Those times when they look at you like you are their world is the best.
This might sound a bit silly but I love building sand castles and cars on the beach, if I have no kids I will look a right wally, people will point and ask if I have lost a child. I will have to wait for the grand children or steal other peoples children. I best make the most now then before my castle days are over, sob sob.
Ok I know there is adult craft which is fun but does it compare to sticking tissue paper to odd bits then painting brown all over as all the paints been mixed together. Does it involve requiring a massive bath afterwards to get rid of all the paint and PVA glue. The best bit is when that PVA dries and you peel it off, adult craft I can not imagine being as crazy. I may be wrong maybe I should start a craft therapy for PVA glue lovers (not glue sniffers just the peeler kind) .. any way I have lost my self. Craft although it stresses me out I love all the tat that's produced by my kids.
Being a parent is a lot of fun, I love it a lot. I try not to wish my life away with the kids I must embrace it with Lego and Sand castles.
What will you miss or have missed when the children have all grown up?
This post had me constantly nodding and laughing.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure there is much I could add to the list...maybe getting to the front of the queue on airlines (not the budget ones obviously)
ha yeah or like when you are at the front a toddler needing a wee then sending you straight to the back!Delete
OMG at that pile of presents under the Christmas tree!! I've just blogged about similar, for me it's preschool stage I will miss most, although each stage has wonderful aspects to it. I will miss my eldest hugely when he goes off to uni.ReplyDelete
ha you should have seen this years ARGH my kids are blessed! yes pre school is great tey chage so much when starting schoolDelete
What a deep hole in the sand! I will miss going to fun places that you look daft in if you go without kids.ReplyDelete
yeah we found that one on the beach, although shouldnt really climb in them very dangerous ( she says as she took a photo of her child in the hole!)Delete
I think its safe to say I agree with all of these especially the Christmas one!ReplyDelete
yes the best thing about being a parent is that magic on christmas morning!Delete
Constantly tidying up drives me insane! Honestly. And what a huge hole dug in the sand. Pretty awesome. #weekendbloghopReplyDelete
thanks we didnt do it we found it like that but it was massive!Delete
Oh I'm sobbing and laughing! I will miss all of these so much, it's got to be Ben and Holly for me but the OH likes Masha and the Bear, the kids always get the deciding vote. I can't bring myself to think about my little minions all grown up, who will fetch me the remote :( an snotty kisses :(ReplyDelete
Brilliant post #WekendBlogHop
yes we like ben and holly it can be rather funny at times! I never watch tv i wouldnt know what to watch!Delete
hahaha! This is brilliant....I agree with everything you said!ReplyDelete
I love Good Luck Charlie and have been known to watch it when the kids are not even in but Shhh! Don't tell anyone ;)
ha yeah i would too! I cant stand Austin and ALly my son loves it and is known to watch the same episode for days!!! ARGH!Delete
Very true. I hate my little one growing up! Thats' the main reason that I started to blog- to record all the daily moments ad hopefully when I'm old and grey, I'll still be able to use a computer and look at it allReplyDelete
I am hoping that once the boys are all grown up the fun will start again when or if they have kids and I have grandkids!ReplyDelete
Great list but the one thing I am not going to miss is those stinky nappies!! lolReplyDelete
super list made me chuckle and nodReplyDelete
One thing I do miss is the daft, unselfconscious things that toddlers say. I wish I had taken more video footage of my kids when they were younger, their voices change so much.ReplyDelete
Haha I can imagine there is lots of joys when having children and getting to enjoy those things againx.ReplyDelete
Oh what a wonderful post, had me smiling and nodding. Will miss loads when POD is bigger, she's four now so I'm sure things will change when she starts school. Hard to believe even as I write it!ReplyDelete
All completely true. I can't imagine what it would be like to not have a house full of children! Hopefully Grandchildren will be round a lot!ReplyDelete
Ive not got children and I can assure you, Disney is very much still me xReplyDelete
i totally laughed all the way through and nodded .. i agree with it all!ReplyDelete
i hate having the thought that the kids will someday grow up as i find it goes so quicklyReplyDelete
Aw this has made me feel a bit sad...I don't want to think about the time passing, it feels like it's whizzing by and I know I will miss so much of this time.ReplyDelete
They do grow up way too soon! If only I could hold on to time...ReplyDelete
Wow, this is one giant xmas tree and a huge pile of gifts... on the plus side you will not need so much time packing the gifts once kids are older... more time for you :-)ReplyDelete
aww this made me feel a bit sad too! I don't want it to ever end! Although then I guess if you're lucky you get to do it again to some extent with grandkids! xReplyDelete
Great post. I am so glad Pickle came along later in life for me to do it all again :D Kaz xxReplyDelete