Pre-kid wishlist

Don't panic, it's not tonight. Every so often we arrange to meet up online and talk rubbish. Not so different from the day-to-day, but with more people. Yes, it sounds naff, but just you wait... it's also oddly satisfying.

Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby Noir » 29 Aug 2011, 19:21

The boring stuff- saved money, gotten a better education so I might have had some prospects that would make it worthwhile to work when having to pay for childcare, spent more time with better friends.

The less boring stuff- done karaoke (I've never tried, I can't sing so I don't think anyone else would appreciate it!), danced way way more ( I maybe went to a club and actually danced twice in my life?), been to a fancy dress party as an adult, basically be less serious and enjoy my life a bit more. I think I was more boring and closed off before I turned 19 and got pregnant the first time than I have been since, or hopefully ever will be!
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby PerpetualMadness » 29 Aug 2011, 19:24

I often think that if I could tell my 17 yo self two things, they would be a) 10 years is nothing; b) I was smart enough to do medicine. Don't regret it exactly but I do wish I'd made a more informed decision!
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby TPM » 29 Aug 2011, 19:26

You're still not old though Noir and had you not had kids maybe you wouldn't have learnt all you now know about yourself. In 10 years time your girls will be teenagers ( :scream ) and you'll be able to do all the things you didn't do before them! With a lot more wisdom too!
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby blackberrycrimble » 29 Aug 2011, 19:27

PerpetualMadness wrote:I often think that if I could tell my 17 yo self two things, they would be a) 10 years is nothing; b) I was smart enough to do medicine. Don't regret it exactly but I do wish I'd made a more informed decision!


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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby elmbed » 29 Aug 2011, 19:38

Do you know I'm not sure I'd do anything different. I'm not big on travel and had a good career before risky arrived. And money isn't important, which translates as we have enough to live our lives the way we want. That all sounds really smug, doesn't it?
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby Noir » 29 Aug 2011, 19:39

That doesn't sound smug at all, it sounds lovely :).
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby Allium » 29 Aug 2011, 19:48

I wouldn't change much either...more of the same I think. I did travel a fair bit, I went out a lot & basically had a lot of fun!! I've never been very career focussed, so I'm happy where I am. I'd like to have done better in my degree, but only because I know I could have if it weren't for all the drinking & dancing &...er...whatnot ;-) Mostly I think I'd just want to slap myself & try to convince myself I was thin...why the hell did I think I was fat! I could have had a good few years feeling good about myself. I'd also find a cure for cancer, & a time machine & cure Mum. Um...and learnt to ski.
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby 3KiwiChicks » 29 Aug 2011, 19:50

Travel more. We went to Aus a few times and I have been to the UK... but I know that DH would have loved to do the States without a toddler in tow. As far as eating out as going out to eat and all that, well we were VERY indulgent when we had lots of money... I kind of wish we had been a bit more sensible with our money, would have made life easier now thats for sure.
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby fourweewonders » 29 Aug 2011, 20:15

I'd have travelled a lot more, i clicked a silly travlemap facebook app the other day which told me i'd only seen 5% of the world, and that upset me (hormones!!)
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby Woodsies » 29 Aug 2011, 20:45

Had more holidays.
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby Antje » 20 Oct 2011, 01:00

I know this thread is old, but I'm new here and I want to answer, so here goes!

I wish I would have taken a summer to cycle across Canada from coast to coast with my brothers. My husband isn't interested, but my brothers are. Now I'll have to wait until my hypothetical youngest child (only have 1 so far, but I'm aiming for 3) is old enough to be separated from me for a month or two, or old enough to come along! Nevermind the fact that by then my brothers will likely have children of their own. Basically, this whole dream is turning into a retirement project, not a twenty-something project. We'd better all stay fit enough!
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby 3KiwiChicks » 20 Oct 2011, 02:34

That sounds cool Antje! :-)
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Re: Pre-kid wishlist

Postby wacky12 » 20 Oct 2011, 05:51

being in a medieval re-enactment group isnt' a 1 weekend a year thing, but very weekend a year thing. And you have to like researching because they like to be accurate. But it is something I would like to do too.

Travel more, pre-kids.
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