They may not last very long, they may not happen very often, but boy are they important!
A mums’ night out where you all get together over a glass of wine and tell each other what’s on your mind is just the tonic when you’ve been weed on, whinged at and woken up all week. It really is like free therapy!
Here are some reasons it’s the most important date in our calendar.
One of the great things about going out with your mum pals is that you have so much in common! You’re a similar age, your kids go to school together and you have the same issues, worries and insecurities. Who else would understand that sitting in your car before the weekly shop with the music blaring, chocolate in your mouth and coffee in your hand is absolute bliss!
Help! I Need Somebody…
While Google comes in handy when you need a quick answer in two seconds flat, if you want real, tested advice, ask your mum friends. Nothing beats the tips you pick up when you ask your mates for help.
Time At The Bar
I don’t remember the last time I heard a barman call "Time", probably because I’m tucked up in bed by then. Your BFFs understand that the minute the kids are settled, you want to head out, and the minute the clock strikes 10 pm, you have to head home. Our energy levels aren’t what they used to be!
Don’t Sugar Coat It
There are lots of things that are hard in life, and kids are definitely one of them. Never mind the sugar-coated version you see in movies or on Instagram, you know, and your friends know that sometimes it’s completely overwhelming. That’s why a mums’ night out is me-time at its best.
Jeans And A Nice Top
I remember a time long, long ago that getting ready for a night out could take all day. Nowadays that’s a luxury us mums can’t afford. If you get fifteen minutes to throw on jeans and a nice top, and slick on some lipgloss you’re doing well. And the great thing is that you’re all in the same boat.
Life Can Be Unpredictable
When you have kids, life gets unpredictable. You never know what’s going to get thrown at you (metaphorically or literally) from one day to the next; and so, unfortunately, last-minute cancellations are always a possibility. Thankfully, we’ve all been there, so no one takes it personally if one of the party has to pull out with only a moment’s notice.
Don’t All Speak At Once!
There’s nothing worse on a night out when there’s an awkward silence when no one has anything to say. On a mums’ night out that’s never going to happen. We’re all fit to bursting with hysterical stories and tricky dilemmas, so it’s more a case of waiting your turn than coming up with small talk. Our social life isn’t as busy as it used to be so when you get a chance for a chin-wag there’s no stopping us!