After reading this post (by Nicole at Planning With Kids) at the CareerMums blog, I have decided to take a night off. I am going out for a ‘noice bistro meal’ and a movie with some mates from the school community. We have been talking about it for ages… and now we’re finally doing it.
I think there’s a misconception as a mum that you need an ‘occasion’ to go out. That it needs to be an ‘event’. With frocks, and heels, and pearls and stuff. A la Sex and The City. I think that is one reason that perhaps we don’t go out enough. You don’t need an event. You just need to get out of the house.
The Builder laughed when I told him that I was going out… on a Monday. After all, who goes out on Monday night? Mums do, that’s who. It’s not the coolest night to go out, I agree. But I’m going out. With friends. And that’s cool enough.
When was the last time you went out with friends? Do you do it often enough?
[I appreciate that this image has little to do with a night out in Fibrotown…]