One fine day, while waiting for me to doll up Olive before we headed out, my husband suddenly remarked, “All the bad habits of a woman in you have been unleashed after having Olive.” I broke out into laughter because I couldn’t agree more.
Here are my top 3 transformations pre- and post-delivery:
- Pre – Always ready to head out in less than 10 minutes, sometimes even 5. Yes, I was, and still am very low maintenance.
Post – Probably need close to an hour to prepare Olive’s diaper bag, make sure she is well fed, and well dressed but still don’t give two hoots about myself.
- Pre – Never a fan of shopping. In fact, my husband, Oska, shops more than I do.
Post – Non-stop shopping for Olive, especially online.
- Pre – Very chill with a high level of tolerance, and zero pet peeves about Oska.
Post – The nesting mother who wants everything spick and span, and who would love to have a husband who cleans up after himself (think dirty laundry strewn all over the floor, food/beverage packaging left on the table etc.).
So, I made a pie chart of where I am at now:
And this is where I aim to be at:
But you know, nothing is quite fair in this world, so I will just have to do my best in finding equilibrium, finding the balance, the harmony, the rhythm, the highs and the lows, the yin and the yang, the blues and all that jazz.