There's an endless list of changes you experience when you become a parent. Your social life can change, your sleep schedule most certainly changes, and your priorities are sure to change significantly. Another change? Your Saturday mornings (...and afternoons...and evenings). Those are profoundly different after kids.
When you're a parent, there are really no more lazy Saturdays where you can sleep until noon and finally get out of bed around 2:30 p.m. and prepare for a night out on the town around 10:00 p.m. and come home at 3 a.m. I mean, I'm not going to say that happens never but it happens rarely. (So, so rarely.) You're probably not nursing a hangover and if you are, you're definitely hating your life and whoever decided to invent alcohol. You can't quietly read with a cup of coffee. More likely, you're probably downing a cold cup made the day before as you attempt to finish the laundry or prepare a meal or stop your kid from writing on the wall with that permanent marker you've continually told them not to touch.
Your Saturdays are warm and filled with chaos and love and maybe even a fun adventure, but they most certainly don't belong to you anymore. Your schedule can't be as flexible or as empty as it was when you were sans kids, and even though it can be frustrating, it is also surprisingly comforting. Do you miss sleeping in? Of course. But will you miss the early morning wake-up calls from your kid because they want to watch cartoons and have breakfast and yell at the noisy bird outside their window? Definitely. Well, maybe. Possibly. You know what, ask me when that day actually comes.
Either way, it's hard to explain how different your Saturdays are, now that you have kids. Thankfully, Twitter is a thing and parents are using it to make us laugh about the hell that can be a Saturday with children. Here are 21 tweets that perfectly capture Saturdays after kids, because hey, if you don't laugh, you'll most certainly cry.