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Poll: The thing I miss most about my pre-child life is:
  • 17.4% - Going to the bathroom on my own 223
  • 44% - Taking a nap whenever I want 563
  • 22.8% - Date nights with my S.O. 292
  • 9.3% - Not having to share my food 119
  • 6.5% - Other (comments, please) 83
1280 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

bnbsouthworth


quality posts: 55 Private Messages bnbsouthworth

Two words: Disposable Income

AshesPashes


quality posts: 0 Private Messages AshesPashes

It was hard to pick one thing from that poll, but damn it I miss going to the bathroom on my own. My son literally kicks the door in, then sits on the side of the tub. I told him today to stay outside the closed door and I could see his little baby shadow under the crack between the floor and the door.

BlackCreekBearTRP1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages BlackCreekBearTRP1

An actual saving account...
I dream of the day when his priorities, won't put me in the red.

ysoslo


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ysoslo

Peace and quiet around the house.

girlisrad


quality posts: 0 Private Messages girlisrad

That would be, ALL of the above.

oceanblueschecter


quality posts: 0 Private Messages oceanblueschecter

Conquering the world with cool swords!

wingedsurfgirl


quality posts: 25 Private Messages wingedsurfgirl

The ability to pick up and move/travel at a moments notice.
I certainly wouldn't trade him for anything, but it sure would be nice if kids were more portable.

SumDuud


quality posts: 21 Private Messages SumDuud

8-12 hour gaming sessions interrupted only for more snacks or bio breaks. Being able to watch anything I wanted in the living room without having to worry about giving someone nightmares, ensuring I would lose more of my bed. Peace and quiet. Being able to study on my own terms. NOT sounding like my parents!

Let's see the quality impulse buys!
Wooter to blame for sellout: SumDuud
Sellout time: 8:11:25 AM Central Time

1ezmonkey


quality posts: 6 Private Messages 1ezmonkey

Sleeping later than 7am

I think I'm getting into Heaven.
WOOT = 130 items
SHIRT.WOOT = 72 shirts
WINE.WOOT = 1 item (can't ship wine to Pa.)
SELLOUT.WOOT = 30 items
KIDS.WOOT = 18 items

hoomgar


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hoomgar

Not having kids that hate me.

olperfesser


quality posts: 2 Private Messages olperfesser

All of the above. But we did reinstate Friday as date night, once the kids were old enough for a baby sitter

RKett


quality posts: 2 Private Messages RKett

I guess I haven't been a dad long enough (18 months) to miss anything yet.

bunchesmcguinty


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bunchesmcguinty

Hmm... I don't miss anything on the list because I still have them all. And I have 3 kids.

deckerbrian


quality posts: 16 Private Messages deckerbrian

Life

betseyt87


quality posts: 0 Private Messages betseyt87

Taking a shower whenever I feel like it!

lisadieuberfrau


quality posts: 3 Private Messages lisadieuberfrau

SEX

Being able to have sex anytime and any place in the house I want and not have to be 'quiet' about it.... because I'm a screamer *nudge nudge wink wink*

And 'naked days' (when we don't put clothes all day) can't happen unless it's sleepover at grandma's.... *sigh*

platypusgirl


quality posts: 0 Private Messages platypusgirl

Eating food at the temperature it was served. (Hot soup, cold sandwiches, etc.)

PlatypusGirl

ziekk


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ziekk

The days when we could be out of the house for an entire day and not have to worry about scheduling naps/food/changing stations/driving time/running time.

chriswicke


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chriswicke

Sleeping on more than just a sliver of my King sized bed.

briannakoneski


quality posts: 0 Private Messages briannakoneski

two things: shopping in peace and online gaming

kinnick40


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kinnick40

Not having to decide between a shower, a nap, or food during my 'free' time. But I wouldn't want it any other way!

RWoodward


quality posts: 58 Private Messages RWoodward

Financial solvency.

roadlizard7


quality posts: 1 Private Messages roadlizard7

My kids are grown and have their own houses, so I have all the above plus peace and quiet, and disposable income.

coreopsis79


quality posts: 1 Private Messages coreopsis79

Time!

dawnblum


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dawnblum

the time to sit and read in peace (and not be interrupted every 2 mins)

amynance


quality posts: 6 Private Messages amynance

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AshesPashes wrote:It was hard to pick one thing from that poll, but damn it I miss going to the bathroom on my own. My son literally kicks the door in, then sits on the side of the tub. I told him today to stay outside the closed door and I could see his little baby shadow under the crack between the floor and the door.



I am dying here because that EXACT same thing happened to me yesterday. In fact, it was the inspiration for this poll.

diggity7


quality posts: 0 Private Messages diggity7

I was the 6% that chose other because it is allllllll of the above....and having money...I miss having money.

hwalsh10284


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hwalsh10284

no boogers in everything

mrsque


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mrsque

the things I miss most about my pre-child life are my pre-child body and my pre-child money

*I* have FIVE Quality Posts! no, seriously...how did that happen?!

aprilbolin


quality posts: 2 Private Messages aprilbolin

What about those of us with no kids? (I shop kids Woot to spoil my nieces and nephews).

lolamarya


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lolamarya

I guess the only thing I really miss is sleep and having me time. Other than that, I am extremely grateful to be a mother because it got my mind right

janesays137


quality posts: 0 Private Messages janesays137

I miss all of the above

baddream13


quality posts: 0 Private Messages baddream13

Being able to just "run to the store" without working around nap/feeding times, and without having to do the complicated house-to car-to carseat-to covered shopping cart-back to carseat-back to car-and then somehow back into home WITH groceries transfers that such a trip requires.

troutwild


quality posts: 0 Private Messages troutwild

Pre-child????? What the hell is that! In the womb? Lemme think about that.

troutwild


quality posts: 0 Private Messages troutwild

Pre-child????? What the hell is that! In the womb? Lemme think about that.

mwlamp


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mwlamp

Taking a leisurely relaxing bath without questions, little eyes and pounding on the door.

Melinda Lamp