My partner and I often now laugh at our naive pre-baby selves. We had no idea how much our lives would change when we finally became parents after more than five years of trying to start our family. Still, so many things did change, and when we we look back at all of our ridiculous, unnecessary, and nothing short of comical pre-baby arguments, my partner and I can only laugh.
My husband and I have never argued very much, but over the course of several years as we started our family, we definitely made our way through a string of "fights" we shouldn't have wasted our breath on. Hindsight is, of course, always 20/20 though. In the moment those arguments, however unnecessary, certainly seemed necessary. We didn't realize we shouldn't have been arguing over who went to sleep first or who was going to take the trash out this time. Instead, we should have been sleeping more, having more long lunches without a toddler smearing banana all over our pant legs, and generally enjoying every second of peace before we became parents.
All easier said than done, though, right? So if we're going to look back on our pre-baby selves, we may as well get a giggle out of how naive and clueless we were about what our future lives would hold. So with that, here's some evidence of our cluelessness, as demonstrated by this silly list of things my husband and I used to argue over.