Look at me – I’m Homer Simpson!
Ever since I got pregnant and had a baby, I crave beer. Good, cold, fancy imported beer. A substance that used to make me nauseous at the mere smell of it (a residual effect of my college days when I used to go to fraternity parties). It started in the middle of my pregnancy and I thought it would stop after I had the baby. But it hasn’t. In fact, it’s gotten more pronounced six months after giving birth. My husband and I are big wine drinkers and typically have a glass of wine with dinner every night. But now all I want is beer – and all that it symbolizes: a nice pick me up, transition from work day to evening relaxation (yeah, right, like that’s possible with two young children), adulthood, etc.
The other thing I really craved and still do is donuts. The apple fritters from Starbucks are my particular favorite. I don’t allow myself to have too many donuts now. But I do have a good beer a couple of times a week.
I realized this newfound love for beer and donuts has turned me into Homer Simpson. Who have you become since you had children?