- I no longer return carts to the cart corrals! I used to be a stickler about this and would always return my cart. Stray carts caused me to inwardly shake my fist at the lazy person who left it. Then I went on my first shopping trip with Colin. He was snapped into the car seat and there I was holding the cart thinking 'I'm supposed to walk half way across the parking lot and leave my baby alone in the car' Yeah right! I parked that puppy right next to the car and moved on with my life. I do appreciate stores that have 'Customers with Infants' parking spots right next to cart corrals.
- I no longer sign my full name at the check out counter. I used to be a stickler about my signature. I don't know why I just liked writing my whole name when I signed credit card receipts. I have always teased Sean because his last name has gotten progressively shorter the longer I've know him (now it is just By). My new signature is just R. Berry. I'm always frantic feeling by the time I get to the signature part of a shopping trip that I just don't have the mental energy to sign my whole name. If its an actual paper receipt and I'm holding Colin, you have no idea how WONDERFUL it is for a check out clerk to actually HOLD THE PAPER so I don't have to use two hands.
- I occasionally leave the apartment without make-up on! I almost NEVER did this pre-baby. I generally don't wear a lot of make-up so some people don't even realize I'm wearing it when I am (that's the point in my opinion) but I rarely left the apartment without at least a little bit on. Now I would say about 20% of the time I leave without putting anything on, and mostly because I don't even think about it until I'm in the car and catch my reflection in the rear view mirror.
How has/did having a baby/children change/d you?