The Grocery Store
Then: Giggling and blushing over the hot guy who winked at me by the tampon aisle.
Now: Tears of joy and excitement over a sale on organic produce.
The Stop Light
Then: Throwing my blond tresses over my shoulder, cruising Main Street with a car full of giggling teenagers, jamming to the blasting music.
Now: Retrieving lost binkies, brushing my greasy, unwashed hair back into a ponytail, turning up the radio to drown out the screaming from the backseat.
Then: Looking through the dictionary to see what "sex" meant, then giggling hysterically with my grade school friends.
Now: Paying fifteen dollars in late fines for children's books. Partly because I kept forgetting to take them back, and partly because my toddler loved them so much I didn't want to take them away.
Then: Scratching "JB + RS = LUV" into a picnic table with a pen.
Now: Frowning at the graffiti on the picnic tables.
The Public Bathroom
Then: Going to the restroom with a group of giggling teenage girlfriends to reapply makeup, fluff hair, and gossip.
Now: Trying not to pee on myself while holding a baby, trying to keep a toddler in the stall, and using every muscle in my body to hover a few inches above the germ infested seat.
Then: Trying out kinky new moves, staying up all night talking and laughing.
Now: Collapsing into bed exhausted, staying up all night feeding and rocking, forgetting to brush my teeth.
The Night Out
Then: Spending hours perfecting my makeup and hair. Getting dressed in a hot outfit, going dancing, having a few drinks, stumbling in late.
Now: Having the husband watch the kids so I can run to the store in my sweatpants to buy diapers.
My how things change!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
The Grocery Store