Monday, January 28, 2008

Momma Gone Wild

For once in a long time, I didn't play it safe this weekend.

Despite my son having lots of sleeping issues right now, which I am 99% sure is teething (yippee!), I bit the bullet and left him and my daughter home with a sitter on Saturday evening so my husband and I could attend my friend Joanie's surprise 40th birthday party.

I almost didn't go. I was so afraid the little monster, I mean, darling would wake up and cause the poor 17 year old sitter all sorts of hell and I would be forced to return home anyway that I nearly canceled. My husband said, "he'll be fine and, if not, we can be home in 20 minutes".

So, I threw caution to the wind and reluctantly relented.

And I am so glad I did. It. was. a. Blast!

There was wine, a band, wine, food, beer, karaoke, conversation, wine, NO CHILDREN, dancing and a little wine. And I partook of it all.

And it was so good.

After the second drink, I didn't even care if the little monster, I mean, darling woke up and screamed until my boobs and I returned home. Not even a little.

After the fourth drink, I was dancing, singing and making all sorts of new friends.

After the sixth drink, I forgot I had children.

And, after the eighth drink...well, suffice it to say, I shoulda stopped at six.

The good news? My husband is still speaking to me. The puke came off the carpet and out of my hair. And my kids survived. without. me. until after midnight!

That was the best $30 in sitter money we have paid in eons.


Anonymous said...

Good for you girl! Sounds like you had a good time! Now that's what I call a 40th birthday party!

It's great to get away with our hubby...even if we don't remember it!

Nap Warden said...

Good for you...It's good to get out. Bad to puke...good to get out!

Head Gaggler said...

Good for you! Sounds like a fun time.

DIXIECHICK said... deserved a night out...I can understand your anxieties about the little guy...been there....but, to go out, let your hair down...makes a new mama out of ya! Sorry about the puke...that part sucks...I am envious of the had to keep mentioning that didn't ya? LOL...I haven't had a glass of wine in three, very very long weeks....I Want Wine....LOL...hope you have recovered.....

Be Inspired Always said...

That's great. You need time for yourself too. The kids will live through being babysat for one night. :)

Glad you had a good time.


Kellan said...

I'm glad you had a good time and were able to have some fun time for yourself - we all need that now and again!!! Hope you have recovered - take care. Kellan

Anonymous said...

Oh, puke. It's been a while since I had that much fun! But, hubs still reminds me of the time I decided to hit the trashcan. The wicker one...

MamaGeek said...

I KNEW there was I reason I like you. You sound like my kinda girl. Good for you Toni, you so deserved that.

Too bad you didn't yak on "the robe" - you could have threw it out in the trash! :)

Laura McIntyre said...

Sounds like a much needed night out

Life As I Know It said...

YAY! Good for you! We all need a kid-free night once in a while.
Sorry you got sick, but atleast you had a good time!

Robin said...

We all need a night away from the kids once in a while. And a drink or two :)
I would have been so passed out after 2 (actually last Friday night I WAS passed out after 2!)