Yeah, so, a friend of mine told me that two of her coworkers were having a conversation about their kids when one of them dropped this little nugget: “Can you even imagine what our lives were like before [we had kids]? They must have been so sad, and we just didn’t know any better!”
They said this in front of two single ladies, like their lives are crap because they are single and childless.
I call bullshit on this. I suspect they are miserable bitches, and they are just saying that to make themselves feel better.
But hey, if it’s true for them, then I’m sorry they’re lives were so shitty before they had kids. But you know what? My pre-spawn life was awesome. I could sleep in as late as I wanted. I had a smokin’ hot yoga body. I had all kinds of disposable income. I could go out without having to worry about getting a babysitter. I could get shit-faced in a bar and stay out all night if I wanted. I was responsible for only myself and the dog. It was the best!
I told my friend if I ever say something ridiculous like that she is allowed to slap me. Hell, I will throw a drink in my own face and slap myself.
Will my life be different because I have a kid? Sure. I have no doubt that being a parent is super rewarding, and I will be amazingly happy. Will it make my pre-child life look pathetic and sad? Hell no.