Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I Need More of These

Next time I'm just going to bring my camera and have a waiter take our photo while we are being silly because I've tried for 3 days to find a google image that would fit this post. Apparently only wrinkly old ladies or skinny, drunk (and sometimes bikini clad) models can be found when you image search "girls night out" or "laughing women." The closest I could come to thirty-something women, fully dressed, with motherly figures, non imbibing, and laughing together was this pic from a weight loss website. (Hmmmmm.) It's a great photo, but it just doesn't capture the level of frivolity and enjoyment we had. But then it is probably hard to capture a good photo of someone laughing so hard she sprays her friends with water after taking a drink. When someone looses their ability to control their fluids, you know you are having one heckuva good time, and I need more moments like that in my life.
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My friend, Hope, facebooked me to let me know that I had no choice, she was coming to get me. I love her for this because otherwise I would have just said I was too busy, too tired, and didn't have anything nice to wear. We met up with Lucy, The Duchess, 32 Flavors, Alisa and her new friend, Teresa at a nearby Cheesecake Factory. It started as a simple, innocent, moms night out, you know a bunch of moms who really needed to get out of the house and talk to other moms while consuming things that are definitely NOT on their diet plan. But before we were even seated at our table it was looking like something else. Instead of the cursory, "How is your husband's work/thesis/job hunt going?" or, "So, how are the kids?" we delved right into some
fun and funny topics, like the pasties in the new Coraline movie, and husband's opinions on circumcision. After being seated the conversation continued on to even better things such as unexpected lactation experiences, how we were taught the birds and the bees (everything from anatomical pop up books to brochures from the 1950's), and how much men really don't know about women before they get married, and all the things we have learned not to say in front of our kids and why.
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Oh yeah, this was some amazing girls talk, let me tell you! We were laughing so hard I felt no need to go to the gym next day because my abs were so sore. Towards the end of the night the tables around us started to empty and we all new why. Everyone that came in that place took one look at the loud and obnoxious mom table and promptly asked to be seated elsewhere. I seriously think we were being more annoying than a table full of screaming, food flinging, poopy diaper, toddlers. And the best part was that not a single one of us were drinking or on drugs. Apparently all we needed to loosen up and have so much fun was some good friends, a small taste of freedom, a lot of sleep deprivation, and the right subject matter.
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I seriously need more nights like this in my life.
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So, call some women up, they don't have to be best friends, tell them they have no choice, you are coming to get them, go out somewhere fun, talk about silly things, and laugh till your sides hurt, or something comes out your nose, and enjoy an amazing bond between women. Trust me, it is a beautiful thing.

22 comments:

Tricia said...

oh what an amazing night you guys had!! there is nothing better then girls night out.. I am glad you had fun. You deserve it!!!! btw I did tag you on my blog a few days ago. .I never even told you cause well I had a 13 month old throw up and um I got lost in mommy world.

Cynthia said...

Glad you were able to get out and have some fun!

Lisa said...

We must have had the same kind of good friend. I went out this weekend too for a mommy night and it was just what I needed. I can only imagine if our two groups had ended up at the same location....

Tirzah said...

I need a night like that!

Amber M. said...

Our GNO is tonight...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I had a friend come fetch me once. Not for a GNO, but for a ride in her car with the top down. (The car's top, not hers or mine, heh; it was a convertible.) I had been sad. And one evening before dinner, she pulled up in my driveway unannounced and said, "Get in. You need a ride." And, as it turned out, I did need that ride.

Your friend Hope? She was right. And now you? Passing on that advice? Very good.

MiaKatia said...

I LOVE that you had such a great time. A great girl's night out is a hard outing to beat.

Donya said...

Yeah Liz! I know exactly what you are talking about. Just did a girls overnighter get away this past weekend and came home with a sore stomache from laughing so hard. Why do we wait so long to do this kind of thing? It should be a requirement.

elena jane said...

it must have been the weekend for girlfriend get togethers....some of my girlies and i meet once a month for fun, frivolity and FOOD!
glad yours was good...next time grab the waitress...we always try to (tho we forgot this last time, duh) ;)

An Ordinary Mom said...

That was seriously one of the best Girls Night's Out ever. And I am glad Hope "forced" you to come because if she didn't you know I would have come and picked you up :) !!

And the icing on the cake? Wandering the empty mall at midnight trying to find a way to escape. So classic of us.

We should plan our next outing!

cellista said...

Sounds wonderful! I rarely do this, but I could sure use it sometimes. Too bad you don't live closer! :)

LaDonnaMobile said...

Amen,sista!

LaDonnaMobile said...

Now that you've had a "GNO" does Jon get to have his own "GAI"
bwahahahahaha!

LaDonnaMobile said...

ctually, every day at work guys have their own GAI's going on, so nevermind!

Scribbit said...

What a fun time you must have had. I'm jealous. I bet the ice cream was flowing.

Becky said...

I'm jealous. I miss you guys. My girls night out consisted of daring each other to say BJ (put your mind in the gutter and think sex) It was hilarious.

Hope said...

I am so happy that my bossy skills have finally come to good use! I had a blast & the conversations were hilarious. I think we need to do this once a quarter (season), instead of once every few years.

32 Flavors said...

It was a night to remember...

Kaylen said...

um, could I come with next time?

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

I love those times. You forget how fun they are. And when it comes down to it, we have to put aside our excuses and just do it. The laughter is always worth it :)

Magirk said...

Well, that sounds like sooooo much fun! I could use more of nights like that too.

I have a couple lined up this month, but I seriously don't think we'll be talking about any of the topics listed here, darn it! ;-) It'll still be good though, and I'm just excited to get out of the house, and have some adult interaction.

Glad you had such a good time.

Michal said...

thanks for this advice. i haven't had one of these in a while, and you are right--they are so therapeutic.