So, here it comes (I'm so excited, isn't it sad to be that excited about a list? Anyway.)
1- I do not choose restaurants because they are trendy/good/cheap but because they have children's seats and menus with French fries in them.
2- I do not get up after 8 a.m. (if one of you has children who get up after that hour, please do not tell me, I do not want to know. Not even slightly interested. Get lost.)
3- I do not plan a three-weeks trip to the States. I do not go to Hawaï, either. I rent a house and pray that there will be a kids club at the beach.
4- I do not go to the movies. Or I'll go see the new Karate Kid and will probably not mention it in front of other grown-ups.
5- I do not spend 30 minutes getting ready in the morning. If I get 3, I'm lucky. (And yet, I still manage to look good, but you should see me, I'm fast).
6- I do not go out spontaneously. I forgot what spontaneous means. It may happen that I loose it completely and offer "Hey, we should go see a movie" but the mere thought of booking a baby-sitter, calling her, finding out that she has plans, trying to find another one, gets too tiring and I end up staying home with a DVD.
7- I do not buy expensive furniture. Someone will eventually break it, draw on it or puke on it.
8- I do not hang out with colleagues after work. No time for drinks. Ever.
9- I do not spend an entire week-end on my couch. God, I miss that.
10- I do not remember what it feels like to sleep for an entire night without having to get up once. If it's not the kids, it's my stupid post-birth bladder.
But of course I still love my childless friends (although there aren't many of them left). Because they remind me that I should try and do all those things. And I do manage to do some. I may have exaggerated a little. Although I swear, my kids never get up after 8 a.m.