....if I could have a day off from my job? I would say the one thing I miss most about my pre-kid days is spontaneity. I remember lazy Saturdays, sleeping until 9 or 10am, getting up to get coffee and a book, then taking them back to bed to enjoy slowly, maybe going back to sleep if I wanted. Then sometime in the early afternoon, going somewhere more than 20 minutes away without packing up the entire house. And once there, taking our time and maybe going out to an early dinner, or catching a movie on a whim. Staying out as late as we wanted without worrying about being responsible the next morning.
Then again, in my pre-kid days, I had to go to work. And as nice as those weekends were, I was never real excited about getting up early, dressing in business attire, dealing with adults that acted like children, and still having to come home and cook and clean. So, it's a trade off, I know. I get to sleep later now, dress however I want, deal with children acting like children, and cook and clean at my own convenience. Plus I get hugs. Not too much of that going on in corporate America.
Maybe when the kids are older we'll get some of that spontaneity back. And then I'll probably miss having little kids around! The grass is always greener, right?