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To think I have become easily pleased since havin Ds, how about you?

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CombineBananaFister Fri 12-Oct-12 14:02:51

Today is my birthday. I am very happy so thought I'd do my first AIBU but make it a non-whingey one. It has been amaaazing grin The criteria for it's amazingness is as follows:

It has fallen on day OFF work but Ds' day IN pre-school
I had a shower without anyone needing to use the loo or interuption for random family emegency
I went to Sainsburys cafe-there was no queue, the lady was polite and my breakfast arrived quickly
I did not have to share my breakfast with ANY little grabby hands or someone who didn't want one but takes best bit of bacon because 'mine looks sooo nice'
I read the paper in peace with no embarassing histronics or anyone needing to go to the loo.
It rained on the way home but i had my anorak in my bag and was wearing waterproof shoes blush

I came home warm, dry, full and calm. I am, I feel disproportionately (is that a word?) happy for these events but don't care. Am interested in knowing if your pleasures/happiness have changed since having Dcs?

quirrelquarrel Fri 12-Oct-12 14:42:42

Aww OP how lovely smile we all deserves days like this. apart from the bacon bit. <veggie frown>

I have no DCs! (had to try that three times as kept writing CDs!) am also on ADs for a reason, but am feeling the fog lift ever so slightly for the first time in three years, so I'm getting your feeling of enjoying the little things back, a tiny bit.

julieann42 Fri 12-Oct-12 15:00:16

I agree that since having children the strangest things can suddenly seem so good! A chat on the phone without interruption, the toilet without someone knocking on the door! For me the greatest pleasure is having a day off when hubby is at work and children are at school and college and I can have the house to myself! The sound of silence....bliss. No tv noise, no iPods and no sounds of gunfire from play station....

CreamOfTomatoSoup Fri 12-Oct-12 15:07:14

On the weekends my DH sometimes takes DS out for a spin in the pram and I have a lovely bath all by myself. I listen to the radio and take my time.

Roll on Sunday!

Happy birthday btw! x

Startailoforangeandgold Fri 12-Oct-12 15:11:14

The paper in a cafe with no interruptions before the DDs went to school that and swimming one evening a week were definitely my small pleasures.

Happy birthday

MyLastDuchess Fri 12-Oct-12 15:18:42

Sounds like heaven to me. Especially not having to share your breakfast!

halcyondays Fri 12-Oct-12 15:40:41

Yes, definitely. Before dc you take for granted things like sitting at home relaxing with a cup of tea and no interruptions or a peaceful trip to a cafe. After dc you really appreciate any bit of peace and quiet you can get.

Happy birthday!

KenyanSunrise Fri 12-Oct-12 18:07:17

Happy Birthday!

I used to be a keen reader before DS, hardly have the time now, so a long uninterrupted bath with a new book is my idea of heaven now smile

I hope your Birthday continues to be as pleasing. x

Meglet Fri 12-Oct-12 18:09:52

Happy Birthday.

I love having a chance to shower when the DC's aren't in the house (very rare). All other times I have an ear out for a yell or fight breaking out.

And realising I have enough Boots points to buy a magazine or something nice always perks me up.

ZiggyPlayedGuitar Fri 12-Oct-12 18:12:46

Happy birthday thanks wine
I also take great joy in little things like getting to have a shower without constantly telling DS to stop climbing over everything, reading a book in peace etc.

We all need odd days off like that!

catgirl1976 Fri 12-Oct-12 18:15:01

If I could have a bubble bath, read a whole chapter of a book in one go and sleep for 7 hours straight I would think I had died and gone to heaven

I long for such an evening grin

So, yes I am now vair easily pleased

Happy birthday to you, it sounds lovely thanks

MrsKeithRichards Fri 12-Oct-12 18:39:14

I used to moan about the hour bus trip to n work. Last week I was going to my friends for drinks. Dh offered to pop the boys in the car and give me a run. No, I shouted. I was looking forward to 45 minutes on the bus with my tunes and book on my own. How sad is that?

freddiefrog Fri 12-Oct-12 18:51:59


I used to be over the moon if I got to eat a meal or drink a cup of coffee when it was still hot.

Now I'm pleased if I get a biscuit out of a new packet before the hoardes descend on them

Happy Birthday!

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 12-Oct-12 19:22:12

Happy birthday!

I used to need a book or a magazine or my iPod to travel anywhere and be bored and fed up if I forgot them. Now I actually quite like sitting staring out the train window knowing no one is going to say 'Muuum' for the duration of my journey. And YY to the bliss of a peaceful, empty house from time to time too!

CombineBananaFister Fri 12-Oct-12 20:56:52

aww thanks guys, Quirrelquarel-glad your seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, sometimes a deep breath and looking at what hasn't gone wrong that day can lift you up. Glad I'm not alone in my simple pleasures, tbh I feel a better person for it, much more positive. I used to give a shit about so much meaningless trivial crap, I actually love that I appreciate the little things. Rest of the day was fab, made buns with Ds and am now drinkingwine grin

quirrelquarrel Fri 12-Oct-12 21:15:32

Thank you- that's really sweet. The thing with depression is that it's not a case of just being lifted out of a mood, so I'm really hoping I'm getting back to that stage. I'm not sure what it is but it's something- at least I'm not giving myself black eyes anymore grin

And Happy Birthday! now to look forward to Christmas.

PervyMuskrat Fri 12-Oct-12 21:20:27

Happy Birthday!

I was due to give blood on Weds but woke up with a cold and sore throat so couldn't go, but my first thought was "Oh no, I was looking forward to a bit of a lie down, a chance to read in peace and biscuits that are all mine!"

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