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Every new mom can say they weren’t prepared for various parts of motherhood. Perhaps it started with the pregnancy and delivery because you didn’t know what to expect. Or perhaps it was those first few days with a newborn at home. If you make it more than a week without something major taking place, I’m seriously impressed!
But my guess is that you’re more like me and lots of things were new and unusual for you. Your life changed in more ways than you ever could have expected. But the biggest changed I experienced as a mom was not something I expected.
As a teenager and young adult, I couldn’t get enough horror and suspense thrillers. It didn’t matter if they were the cheesiest movie around or the scariest, if there was blood and gore – I wanted to be watching it.
But that all changed the moment I got pregnant.
I don’t know if it was the pregnancy hormones or what, but I started hating horror and suspense films. First, it was the blood and gore. I literally couldn’t stomach it while I was pregnant.
Then the baby came, and I thought for sure I’d be able to go back to my horror and suspense films.
But I was wrong again…
These movies just hit too close to home now. That could by my baby! They are hurting people in these shows. Yes, I get that’s it’s not literally happening, but many of these shows hit a little too close to home. Some of them are even based on true stories. EEK!
Maybe I’m a wimp, or perhaps my tastes have simply changed with age and experience. Regardless, there were a lot of changes I expected when I became a mother – but there was no way I could be prepared for no longer loving my favorite types of movies.
This is just one more example of how becoming a mother changes you. For better or worse, I would never have it any other way.