So after weeks of meticulously planning a night out after a couple of years of having two children and writing 101 lists for the baby sitter because of course, she doesn’t know my kids the way I do, and more than likely she’ll ignore it all and give them the chocolates she’d been hiding in her pocket and let them stay up late to watch a movie, here’s the eye opening pros and cons of my night out.
Pro – We get to the pub and enjoy the weird experience of being able to talk at normal level voice and not listen out for any footsteps or movement.
Con – My nerves are gone as all I’m thinking of is the kids and hope they are not calling out for me.
Pro – Nice to talk to new people and socialise
Con – Why does this person keep talking to me, I didn’t invite them into my company. How can I make them go away?
Con – This person beside is dribbling and I don’t know how to stop it.
Pro – My child is doing that because he is growing teeth and that’s cool.
Art of conversation
Con – Why is this person slurring and I can’t understand the words from their mouth.
Pro – My child is learning to talk and I can teach them new words
Con – The toilets have piss on the floor.
Pro – My child is in toilet training so that’s acceptable to be on the floor
Con – Men grab your breast just random in a crowded place and think that’s OK.
Pro – Child grabs it because they are hungry.
Con – Bouncer won’t let me in to nightclub as not right sort and I look to old and not trendy enough.
Pro – Mammy, mammy, look at me jumping up and down on this bouncer you bought.
Con – Why are the people in the chipper not swallowing food properly and spitting. Should I get them a bib in their size?
Pro – My child is learning to eat by themselves and it’s cute and bibs fit them.
Pro – I don’t have to drive and I can get a taxi.
Con – Have to listen to taxi man tell you that he knows everything and what I should do with my life!
So that was my observation of my night out. How things have changed so much when before I was all about ‘what are we doing this weekend -‘what will I wear’, ‘who’s coming out,’ ‘will I meet someone?’ Why has my attitude changed to nights out, Is it because I’m a parent or have I grown up or both ?
Does not going out on the town mean you don’t have a social life? My opinion is no.. I just have a different form of a social life..
So tonight I have my friends over to have a good chat, few drinks and no one has to stand in the cold waiting on a very informative taxi man to bring us home and also I just couldn’t be arsed going out :-).