Dearest old friends, I forgive you. Drinks, on me!

Dear old child-free friends,

Yes you, the one who ran like hell from me when I got knocked up. I forgive you.  I know the idea of children scared you, it scared me too.  But, the bottom line is that  I miss you. Dearly. I need some girl time.  I need to be in a completely kid-free zone. I promise I am still awesome.  I may not be able to keep up you you all night like I used to, but damn it I am willing to try.

Yes, I am a new mommy and could talk all day about it, but I promise I will not.  In fact, I promise not to talk about my son unless you ask a question.  Ok, maybe I will slip here and there, but I swear the entire night will not be wrapped in breastfeeding and dirty diapers.

I want to hang like we used to. Talk about hair, make-up, clothes and the bitch at the table next to us.  I want to complain about our lazy husbands and the never ending pile of bills we shift around to buy the sweetest winter coat EVER.  Oh my goodness I miss you, the wine and girl talk like you will never know.

I tried being friends with other mommies, but all we have in common is our kids. Meaning ALL we talk about is our kids.  UGH!  I just want to scream when I get togther with a fellow mommy friend and talk only about our babies and their mass of poop. I finally get out, and all I do is talk about my baby. It's not cool!  While my little guy is super awesome, I am too and want to talk about me and my interest for a change. 

Please, take me out with you. PLEASE!  I need to feel human again. I need to feel like there is more to me than being a mommy.  I need to get dressed up in puke free clothes, style puke free hair and get the hell out of the kid zone.  Please call me.  First round is on me!

Love always,

April





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17 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I hope they call! We do a 'girls night out' once a month just to ensure that our brains are in tact. Hope you can find a balance with your girlfriends!

AussieMummy said...

Haha yeah i know how you feel. That's why being at work 2 days a week is kinda good for me, I work with all my friends so it's just like being paid to catch up with my friends!

Shay Grant said...

LOL, I know what you mean! I had a girls night out on Friday, first one since I was preggers. Wasn't a big night (in fact I was home by 10 bahaha) but was still great, and I was careful not to mention baby unless someone else brought him up.
Luckily I have mummy friends who were preggy friends, and before that, just normal friends, so we don't go insane talking about baby baby baby haha.
Good luck with your night out, looking forward to reading about your hangover! ;-)

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

Me too! My new mommy friends are just that, friends I've made because they are mommies. I get why it's baby all the time, usually they are hanging from us.

I just need a night of baby free talk. I'm sure ill feel guilty at some point, but I want to get to it!

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

I would love that! Two days would be perfect. I need more balance!

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

Yay! You broke free! 10pm would be perfect for me. I hope that you had a wonderful time.

I won't be getting the hangover just yet. I'm too paranoid while still nursing. Pumping or not.

Still ill write all about it!

Layes Landing said...

What do you mean "Can't keep you up all night"? Shit, compared to what we do with our little non-sleepers staying out to 3 is nothing!! At least for me. IF I were ever lucky enough to get to go on a girls night. Need to share this post on my FB page.......

foodpixie said...

What's worse is when you finally do get out with your non-baby friends and all They want to talk about is the baby. I can't tell you how many times I tried to re-direct the conversation to hear about the outside world. I think a few of them just have baby fever.

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

So true! I can stay up all night with Ollie, why not a dance floor?

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

I will draw the line! Baby talk over lunch. Lady talk over drinks!

Alissa said...

I love this! I love my mommy friends... but dang... can't we talk about something else for once?!?! I mean we were people with interests and hobbies and lives before we had kids. April if you lived closer I would totally do a girls night with you... kid talk-free! I've had a few since James was born and it feels good to just be me for a night and not mommy-me.

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

I would LOVE a night out with you!! Mommy friends are great for playdates and lunches... but when i want to be selfish and go out I don't want to talk about Ollie the whole time!

Marianne said...

I think I was able to hang onto about 3 friends post-kid. Out of 20. Good luck and don't be scared to try the mom-friends thing again. There are cool ones out there, you just gotta find them!

April @First Time Mom and Dad said...

You are right. Maybe I need to just lay down done ground rules about no talking about babies after dark.

Jessika said...

I wanna go too! but you're right- all us mommies do when we get together is talk about the kiddos... I was thinking the other day how much wandering around streets and random bars in different cities- like vacation- talking about all the sights, people, and anything but children/work/house stuff... sigh... I miss it! sniff, sniff...

Lillian Connelly said...

I so get this!

Shana Scott said...

I'm right there with you!! Mommy friends are nice when you need your kid to also be entertained! BUT I still need that time with some girls that realize I am more than JUST A MOM!! I'm still young..I'm still cool!

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