Dear Single Men,
I am writing this letter to warn you about marriage and parenting. I used to be single, and now I’m married with a baby. Life is very different.
Sure, you may have heard the great things about marriage and parenting, and some of them are definitely true.
But let me tell you about the dark side.
Life gets slower.
For example, when I was single, it would take me 5 minutes to get out of the house. That’s 5 minutes to get out of bed, get dressed, wash up, grab a bite to eat, and get out the door. I took pride in this ability and flexibility.
That life is over.
With a wife, it took 20 minutes to get out of the house – 5 minutes of getting ready and 15 minutes of waiting for my wife.
With a wife and baby, it takes 40 minutes to get out of the house.
Gone are the days of flexibility and freedom and waking up 10 minutes before work started (work was a 5 minute drive away).
Single men: be warned. If you’re planning to get married and have kids in the future, treasure this freedom that you have and use it wisely.
Married people and Parents, what other warnings do you have for single men?photo credit: Βethan via photo pin cc