BC (Before children) I'd always prided myself in being superspontaneous and oh-so-go with with flow. I was one of those girls who was always fashionably late! I'd call up friends to hang out at 10pm. So, what I want to know is, what the HECK happened to me? Giving birth to a child completely changed me.
I freak out if someone just shows up at my house and I wouldn't DREAM of doing it to someone else (not including my mom and my in-laws). And, I only do things if they area planned out at least a week in advance. If someone calls to hang out, even if that night and the next are free, I still plan for the next week.
Most of my family is well aware that I've become completely anal about holidays. All sides of the family like to call us up and say, "Oh we're having our holiday celebration at such and such time TOMORROW." Hello! A little more notice, please? (Ok, this is exaggerated seeing as all of my family reads this!) But really, I started talking about our Christmas plans months ago and the only answers I got were, "I'm not sure what we're doing." I've decided that next year I want to celebrate at our house, everyone can come over here, and dates and times will be scheduled in August (just kidding....kinda).
Yesterday, when my husband got home from work he asked if I want to go to a movie. "You mean, today? Ummm, no." We would of had to leave in 45 minutes. Who would watch the kids? How would we work it in to the schedule? So, without asking me, he asked his mom to watch the kids tonight. I still feel a little anxious about going tonight, but I also know I need to loosen up a bit. I'm sure it will all work out and all of us will have fun.
Now what I want to know is, what did childbirth do to my brain?