10 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Has Kids
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Children are wonderful little creatures who inspire us to appreciate the world more thoroughly. But they're also hard work...and a constant reminder of all the stuff we kinda can't do now that we're moms. Here, ten things every woman needs to check off her bucket list before she procreates--or else risk looking back with regret.
Take an Impromptu Vacation
With a kid, everything is hyper-planned, from which sippy cup you're bringing to the park to how you're timing car travel and napping. Take advantage of spontaneity while you're carefree and young--and unencumbered by Pack ‘n Plays.
Take an Adventurous Vacation
Bonus points if it requires several layovers, an electricity-less bungalow and a harrowing canoe ride.
Linger Over a Four-Hour Dinner
C'mon, get the nightcap. (It's not like you've got a sitter to get home to.)
Stay Out All Night
Not to be confused with staying up all night--an activity you will be well-versed in once the kiddos arrive.
Experiment With Open Shelving
Or any home decor look that invites a one-year-old to break all your vases and/or ingest chemicals.
Experiment With Bangs
Once-a-month trims just aren't gonna happen with a newborn, OK?
Address Your Own Mommy Issues
Look, we've all been messed up by our mothers to varying degrees. But if you want a fresh start with your future children, we highly recommend starting the healing process early. (And preferably with a very understanding therapist.)
Really Appreciate your Body
Because you will look back at pictures and think to yourself, "Holy crap, I was a babe!"
Have Sex More Than Two Times in One Night
And never once pause to ask, "Do you think the baby heard us?"
Like a lot.