30 Things You Will Never Take for Granted Again After Becoming a Parent 

There’s nothing like the love you feel for your child. but becoming a parent also strengthens their love and appreciation for these day-to-day luxuries.


  1. The dishwasher.
  2. A car that is not full of crumbs.
  3. Making a meal that you don’t have to worry about being too hot, too chewy, too spicy, or too green.
  4. Coffee that remains hot AND unspilled until you finish it.
  5. Making breakfast for only yourself.
  6. Time to try things on alone in the dressing room.
  7. Only having to buckle one seatbelt when you get in the car.
  8. A hotel room.
  9. Popping into a store “real quick”.
  10. Anyone, anywhere, providing you with a meal that you didn’t have to make yourself.
  11. Relatives.
  12. Time to get your hair cut.
  13. Naps, like, the kind you take yourself.
  14. Conversations with your spouse that aren’t about kids.
  15. Going to the bathroom whenever you need to.
  16. The luxury of losing track of time.
  17. Staying in bed past 7:00 am.
  18. A countertop, tabletop, or any surface with nothing on it.
  19. Watching (adult) daytime TV.
  20. Being able to lay on the beach with your eyes closed.
  21. Time to browse the aisles of a store.
  22. A day that doesn’t revolve around when other people must eat and nap.
  23. Movie theatres.
  24. Breezily executing last minute plans.
  25. The correct batteries to fit in the correct device at the correct time.
  26. Carrying a small bag.
  27. The laundry being “finished”.
  28. A fully engaged, uninterrupted conversation with another adult.
  29. Going to sleep knowing you won’t wake up until morning.