I've been so bogged down with chores, chauffeuring, cleaning, cuddling and cooing that I forgot how fun I could be. Buried deep under my stretched out tummy and softening boobs is a girl I once knew. She's funny, outgoing and loves dancing. She laughs a lot, talks too loud and never worries about how many calories are in her mixed drink. I LOVE this carefree girl. For a few brief hours last night, I was the old me again (give or take a few extra wrinkles and pounds).
I got a glimpse of my old self while I was driving my son to preschool a few weeks ago. The radio announcer was talking about an upcoming event at a local club. The club was hosting a launch party for the 2014 sexy firemen calendar. The firemen would be there as entertainment. Proceeds from ticket and calendar sales would go to major burn victims' charities. Well, what girl could pass up seeing some hunky firemen in the flesh? And for a good cause? Count me in!
My sister and cousin were my posse last night. They are both childless and I envy their freedom. I figured some of their "cool" might rub off on me since I'm a bit rusty when it comes to the night scene. I ditched the cotton Hanes from Walmart and bought some good underwear. I even found a trendy top at Forever 21. I felt like a confident woman again. Once there, we ogled, danced and had a couple of cocktails. It was just prefect.
I didn't get my usual full night's sleep, but I wasn't tired at all this morning. Actually, I felt happier and more energized than I have in years.
So I guess every once in a while, a girl's gotta let loose, right? Sometimes I forget that I'm allowed to be me and not just "mommy". There aren't any laws against mothers having some clean adult fun. So ladies... call the sitter, grab those heels, wrestle on those Spanx. It's time to hit the town this weekend.