a month of truth day 4

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Registered: 10-25-2008
a month of truth day 4
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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 8:59am

what is something you wish you had done/ done more of before you had children?

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Registered: 10-15-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 9:04am

I got to do a reasonable amount in between having my big kids and Adrian, but I wish I had traveled more. I know i could take them with me, but it just gets too expensive. sigh. I want to go somewhere now.

Lisa

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 9:10am

i really wish we had traveled more. We had several trips planned when i got pregnant with Piper hat we had to scrap.

OH! and he was planning on proposing on our trip to VT that we were taking 3 days after I found out. I really really had wanted that before . I didn't want him to feel like he "had" to or had to rush it.

kinda changed his plans a bit since i was so so tired, a bit queasy, and couldn't drink :)

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 10:00am
I got to do a lot too but travel would have been nice. I haven't had a vacation in 3 years and won't for at least another 2. Yuck!!!
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Registered: 01-12-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 10:54am
I don't know. Other than take a cruise. But don't worry I"m already planning a Disney Cruise. LOL

Oh and right now, get more sleep.
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Registered: 09-03-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 10:58am

The first thing I thought when I read this was TRAVEL! and then I read all the responses and apparantly I'm not the only one... It's funny because people tell you that, but I never thought traveling was important until after I had Nolan.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 11:28am
No kidding what did we spend all our money on? I know it wasn't travel. Lol.
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Registered: 07-13-2007
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 11:50am
Money and travel! We would have visited Florida the spring of 2009 had we not gotten pregnant.. I have no clue what we were doing with the money we now pay on childcare!! Also Id like to have had my wedding day without having to worry about my baby :P
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Registered: 10-17-2008
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 7:28am
I wasn't even thinking about travel until I read the responses, but now I want to add that to my list. I also wonder where all of the money went. I make less now, pay a lot for daycare, and still manage to make more progress on our debt now than I did before Cole. Yikes! We wasted a lot of money.

I also miss happy hour. It sounds stupid, but I miss the days of spontaneously deciding to go out to happy hour with friends and staying until 8 or 9 PM on the patio. Hmm.. Thinking about this makes me want to plan a happy hour ASAP!
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Registered: 07-24-2008
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 4:01pm
Since I married a dairy farmer I knew travel wasn't going to be possible, kids or not :P so I agree with the money saving and also the spontanaeity remarks. I used to love just going out for dinner and drinks on a whim without worrying about babysitters or kid friendly restaurants. I took that for granted and wish we had done mode spontaneous things.
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Registered: 03-01-2007
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 3:30am

Sleep! Ha ha No, I think I would have liked to visit relatives in Europe. We took our kids on a Disney Cruise in 07'-08'. I can't even tell you how great it was.

Mackay