Before you have children, you simply do not completely fathom just how having children is going to impact your remaining years. There are some absolutely fabulous aspects to parenting. There are also a handful or so of not so great ones. For me, I went from having spotless cloth interior in my cute and sporty vehicle and always running just a tad early for appointments, to crud-encrusted leather seats in my “mom-van” and never being on time. If you do not have children, or are one of the lucky few whose children are cooperative, I have included after the jump a photo of a recent example of why I am never on time anymore.