It has been a very long time since I’ve had a real* girl’s night out (* = wine involved). Counting my pregnancy and the near 7 months since Little K was born, it has literally almost been two years.
Let’s just say I was long overdue and ready to have a full-blown night out on the town. Thanks to one of my besties who happens to live in a fun downtown full of nightlife (Ferndale for those in metro Detroit), we planned an evening of apps, cocktails and going out and I brought my PJ’s and toothbrush knowing well I most likely would be sleeping on the couch.
I can see where it’s easy to forget that “going out” part of your life when you become a mom. Life is consumed by feedings and diaper changes, naptimes and baby talk. And while I love all that, it is amazing to go out once in awhile and only have to worry about taking care of myself.
Thankfully, I am lucky to have a supportive husband who knows how social I am and has no qualms about being on “baby duty” for the evening (in fact, I know he likes it because he doesn’t have to share her with me)!
So, after some glasses of wine and hilarious conversations, we walked downtown in search of adventures. We attempted to karaoke to “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls (don’t judge, I still love it) until a group of gals stole our song, but we gleefully sang along. We then decided it was time to dance, and that we did…at a bar we probably didn’t belong – full of young, trendy folks. Thankfully, we had just enough liquid courage to get on the dance floor and not give a hoot. And it felt glorious.
I am a mom. But I am also a friend, and I want to be a good one forever. I want Little K to grow up thinking of my friends as her aunties, and I pray she finds wonderful girlfriends like I have been lucky enough to have.
A night out was just what I needed to feel like I still can have fun, be ridiculous and silly and have adult conversations until 3 a.m…and still be a good mom. I’m just making it my goal to not let another 2 years go by until it happens again. Thanks to all my girlfriends who keep me feeling sane and sassy!
You can definitely have conversations until 3am…and still be a good mom. Glad you were able to do both this weekend. 🙂
Mrs. Weber says
It was glorious!!!
Looks like such a fun night out. I love girls night out, sadly they don’t come as often as they should.
Its so hard for Moms to not feel guilty about a little time away…at least it is for me! I am finally starting to realize that my girls are fine if I’m gone for a night and its good for ME. I’m so bummed my friends live in Chicago & Milwaukee…its not just a short drive away anymore for me to see them. Reading this made me very excited for wedding season this summer. I’m glad you had a much needed night out!!
Mrs. Weber says
Ashleigh – if you are ever in the Detroit area, hit me up and we’ll go out! I’ll do the same if I come to the west side 😉
Mrs. Weber says
I agree! We planned this one more than a month ago and half the gals couldn’t come. Such is life, but we still had fun, even as a small group!