Did you take them to any of the adult-oriented activities?
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I don't understand that.
My getting up and getting ready before I want to is more likely to be driven by DH than by kids. He has this stupid internal clock that wakes him up between four and five. So early in our marriage I learned to get up long before I wanted to if I wanted to have quality time with DH -- because the same internal clock that gets him up at 4:30 makes him really sleepy by 9:30 pm.
When the kids were little I usually got up with DH, who left the house by 6 am, usually before one or both kids were up.
DH was in Paris last week (ironically enough) and I got to sleep until 6 am. That is one of the two benefits of him being out of town. The other is that I get to use his parking sticker, which is a lot closer to the building we both work in than is mine!
"Rather than having "given up" things because I have had kids, I like to think that there are things DH and I have "postponed" because we are, or have been, busy raising kids"
That's a pretty broad question, I'm not sure I can give you an answer that covers that totally.