I have severe mommy guilt.? I rarely take time to do anything for or by myself and when I do I am horribly guilty.? Fact is, I like spending time with my boys.? I miss them terribly when they aren’t around.? Even that little screamy one.? For the last (almost) 16 years of my life the trusty husband has been my best friend.? This is no offense to Heather or Jake, but this guy goes shoe shopping with me.? Since the trusty husband works all week and I work in the evenings during the week, Saturdays and Sundays are our time to spend together.
We may do nothing or we may be adventurous and go somewhere exciting.? It doesn’t matter as long as I spend it with him (and that little boy).? For instance, we spent part of the day yesterday cleaning the cars.? He called it “Project Wassatsmell.”? His car (my precious Bug) had a funk about it that made me gag a little when I got into it.? I doused that sucker in about 2 gallons of Febreeze, Windex and Murphy’s Oil Soap.? Now it smells like pretty butt.? But see what I mean.? We had a great time and didn’t spend a dime.? We were just together.
Then I had this opportunity.? Willow was hosting a “girls night out” (which wasn’t really just for girls).? I wanted to go, but am horribly awkward in social situations.? I had invited TacomaChickadee and Jenny, but TC couldn’t go and I hadn’t heard from Jenny.? I was lamenting about what to do.? Do I go to a party with a bunch of people I don’t know and risk making an ass out of myself, or worse spending the evening sitting in a corner or do I just bag it and stay at home with the trusty husband and McScreamy.? The trusty husband looks at me and says, “you are going.”? He is much bigger than I am so arguing with him does me no good.
Lucky for me Jenny called about an hour before I was getting ready to walk out the door and said she could join me.? Oh how grateful I was.
So I got out.? I socialized with people I didn’t know.? I had a good time.? I drug Jenny to an event filled with photographers and artists.? I only hope she wasn’t too bored.
This was a good experience for me.? Thank you honey for kicking me out of the house.