I got together with the girls this weekend.
Not the All My Children girls.
Girls who are fully potty trained and do not have accidents in their pants. At least not lately.
My friend had a mommy hobby party. Bring your your current hobby and work on it on her basement. As long as your current hobby is not schtupping the pool boy. None of us have pools, so my friend's retro orange couch was safe from schtupping.
What wasn't safe from my hobby were my friends. I taped two internet shows and got footage for a third. That meant each of my friends had to go on camera. Some didn't know they were going on camera until they showed up. "Hey, sit right here. I need to interview you for my show." Aren't I a great friend? Don't you wish you knew me in person?
I drank beer. I didn't watch my mouth. I didn't feel the need to censor myself for the sake of looking good in front of others. These ladies have known me long enough that there's no hope of ever looking good in front of them again.
10 hours later as I was driving home, I realized I haven't been out of the house alone for longer than an hour in over a year. I was on bed rest this time last year. So yeah, it's been a loooong time.
When I got home, All My Children were asleep. When we all woke up the next morning, they looked cuter and were much less annoying than the previous day. No doubt they were thinking the same thing about me.
It's important to find the right balance between Motherhood and Yourself. Too much Me Time and you're not much good to the family. Not enough Me Time and you're not much good to anyone.
Why does finding the right balance have to be so tricky?