|This was pretty much me last weekend.|
(Photo: I took this in Spain. They have the BEST Mannequins.)
Now that I have a child, my social calendar is pretty much in the toilet.
I mean that literally.
I spend a great deal of my day in the toilet, talking about toilets, shutting down potty humor and/or wiping my son's butt.
Another reason my social life is in the toilet is because I don't have a solid babysitter for the kid. If FTD and I are going, so it the kid. Which, can be very trying at times. Especially when you go to a childless person's house and the kid wants to touch everything. (SUCKS!)
That all being said, last weekend, a small miracle happened, I went out alone. FTD and Ollie were down-for-the-count sick and insisted I go alone! The party was an annual affair thrown by two of the greatest people I know. (Thanks again Mrs. C and Mr. Ed!)
I had the best time.
I drank too much, ate too much, laughed constantly and all-in-all really enjoyed myself.
I drank way too much. I dropped F-bombs. Out loud. made potty jokes of my own. I even smoked a cigarette! I was an absolute idiot and behaved like a child.
Best. Night. Ever.
The me inside of me was like, PHUCK OFF MOM GUILT!
The fact is, I love being me with my friends. I love not being so freaking wound up and mom-paranoid. Now that I'm a mom do I have to behave like one 24/7?
Sure, the solo nights out allow me to release the tension and anxiety I carry around every day as a mother, and it's beyond nice to go out with friends and family and feel comfortable and relaxed enough to have a few beers and be silly, but for the most part, I do love my generally very calm and quiet lifestyle.
I call those nights out, hitting the mommy reset button. I feel so renewed the next morning. So I might be a little hung over. More than anything, I've let the little kid inside of me run around and be free, and in doing so, I feel great!
If you need to hit the mommy reset button, DO IT! Get out and act like a kid. I promise, you will feel brand new the next morning.