Girls do just want to have fun, but what about moms? I used to want to have fun all the time. I was the first person to plan the office happy hour. I loved to host “whine and cheese” and have all the girls over. I like to think that I was the life of the party, but somehow that has all changed.
First, I got married. That didn’t have too big of an impact. I was still pretty wild and crazy and my husband can attest to a few insane office Christmas parties where he wondered if I would still have a job in the morning. I eventually convinced him that binge drinking, doing karaoke and arm wrestling co-workers was acceptable in my line of work.
But then I had a child, was working diligently being a wife, my job became a “career” and the fun suddenly died. I have to admit right now, I am a lethargic buzz kill. I don’t want to stay out late because the baby will be up early. I don’t want to drink too much because I can’t face my day with even the slightest of hangovers. Getting through the day with a toddler is hard enough. Can I get an AMEN?!?!
Somehow time just slips by; the monotony of responsibilities rules. I feel like a hamster stuck on the wheel. Baby laundry is Thursday night. Towels and sheets are done on Friday. Socks, underwear and PJ’s get washed on Saturday. Grocery shopping is on Sunday. In between is work, cooking, cleaning and child care. Where does fun fit in? I’m constantly thinking about my to-do-list, and I fear I am headed on a one way train to Boring-ville.
I have to get off this train. I’m too young to be this lame. Fun has to become a priority. Girlfriends need to be seen more often. Family is great, but this mama needs something else in her life! From this point forward I am vowing to have more fun. I’m pulling out the social calendar and getting some things on there that I will look forward to. It’s amazing how one dinner out with friends can change your whole outlook. So put down that laundry basket, get your eye brows waxed and plan a date night or a girls’ night! We all deserve it.