5.10.2006

The Old Me

A lot of things have changed since I had my daughter. So much so that I feel like there are two completely different parts of me.

The Old Me would never leave the house without makeup.
The New Me never leaves the house without a stain on her shirt and bags under her eyes.

The Old Me could spend hours in a bookstore just browsing.
The New Me avoids bookstores knowing that my toddler will rip each and every book off the shelf and I'll have to carry her out screaming.

The Old Me would sleep until noon on the weekends.
The New Me is lucky if she can sleep past 7 on a Saturday.

The Old Me used to blast hip hop tunes on the car radio.
The New Me considers Jack Johnson the shiz.

The Old Me used to shave every day and pluck my eyebrows.
The New Me shaves once a week and is sporting the bushy brow look.

The Old Me used to sit, curled up on the couch, pen in hand and write about my past and my dreams for the future.
The New Me is struggling to figure out what happened to those dreams.

The Old Me wants to kick the New Me in the ass for being so wrapped up in my own head that I can't see what's really great about my life sometimes.

20 comments:

JayMonster said...

Hey... I have a similar pattern, except for the end.

The Old Me: Wants to know why I am happy with the way my life turned out.

The New Me: Just looks at my daughter and smiles.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I can absolutely relate to this post right down to the bush brow. The old me would have gotten waxed, the new me can barely find the time (or desire) to pluck.

Christina_the_wench said...

(clapping) More! More! Encore! If you find me, old or new, kick her ass 'cause she should be cleaning or designing something.

Good post, chickie!

Trish said...

Excellent post!!! **Applause**

As I was reading I was nodding along as if you were talking about me.

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I have added it to my favs!

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Juliabohemian said...

congratulations, your a Mom now. That's pretty much how it is. You have to really struggle to get a hold of those things again. It isn't impossible though. It is just twice the work.

Cityslicker Mom said...

Same here! It's kind of like a fog but it seems to be fading for me. Finally starting to keep up with the eyebrow waxing and stuff, and only going to the barnes and noble that has the train set in the play area where I can catch up on reading magazines, while they play. But yeah, life is never quite the same after kids!

Meg said...

I think about these things a lot. There are days that I really miss the old me, but (like you), sometimes I forget to sit and think about all the great things going for me right now. I am such a changed person and I miss the fun I had, but I'm trying to love the person I am now.

Sandra said...

LOL Love the last part, that was classic.

I think all moms can relate to this post, I've changed so much after having kids, it's actually scary :)

Petite Mom Blogger said...

Yeah I can pretty much relate to all that. I've changed so much too but it's so much for the better! I like the new me so much better than the old me!

motherhooduncensored said...

The old me got a lot more sleep. The new me - is still getting used to it :)

Christina said...

Yep, most of that was the same for me, too. I miss sleeping in until noon on weekends. That was one of my favorites.

The old me thought I was fat. The new me says to the old me "You're kidding, right? Look at this!"

chelle said...

My daughter is such a motivator for me. Anytime I notice I am slipping in something I look at her, and think about what type of role model I want to be....Just focus on the good things...

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Sometimes I wish I could just forget the old me. The new me is much nicer. Although, the old me was much cuter :)

Suzanne said...

The new me wishes that the old me had done a lot more with her free time, now that the new one doesn't have any of it.

Pattie said...

I could relate to everything you wrote here. Don't give up the writing passion!! You are quite good at it.

Mommy off the Record said...

I hear ya. Sometimes I miss the old me, but I guess the new me has its perks too.

Nancy said...

Yep, I hear you. There's so many good things about being a mom, but sometimes I do miss the Old Me. Sigh.

lilmamma928 said...

Wow, I thought that I was the only one strugglin. I have been sort of isolated since we moved for my husbands job. It was so great to hear that not everyone sits around baking and cleaning all day. The ending was just so true. I spend so much time wishing for "me time" Then when the day is over and the kids are sleeping, all I think about is how awful I feel that I did not spend more quality time with them, I worked full time when my after I had my son... now I stay home with him |and my daughter. It is so easy to for get about how precious time is!

mumsgather said...

Hi there,
I'm visiting from the motherhood carnival. Lol to your post. I'm sporting bushy eyebrows now too. Thanks for reminding me its about time I pluck them!

tracey said...

Fantastic post. It's looking like you're not alone! We are all in this crazy life together.
Thanks for the post. It's great!