"Before having a baby…”
Ah, the volumes of hubris I could fill with just that one prompt. Things like:
“Before having a baby I thought people who were late were being rude!”
“Before having a baby I didn’t understand why parents would let their child scream in a grocery store.”
“Before having a baby I didn’t understand why a person would only take one shower in a week.”
Don’t worry, I have since had a formal reckoning on all of these misconceptions. And since “before having a baby I actually had time to read entire blog posts” also fits here, I’ll get straight to the point:
Before having a baby, I didn’t really understand the point of first birthday parties.