By Heather O.
What to wear–short dress or long, or go casual? Swanky symphony, or party we were invited to? Try to get dates, or go stag? As a teenager and as a young adult, as Dec 31 approached, these were all very, very, very important questions. And to be caught at home on New Year’s Eve— well. You might as well be branded with an “L” across your head for life.
My friends and I have had some, um, creative New Year’s Eves, with some, um, creative companions. We always wanted to make a night of it, and felt it was our teenagerly duty to do so. And I have to hand it to us. For girls who didn’t drink, we sure did some stupid stuff.
So, in the spirit of the teenager, I would like to share what I will be doing this New Year’s Eve.
DH will be at a youth fireside, and since our son is still a little bleary eyed from the holidays (he took a 2 hour nap yesterday–like that ever happens!), I hope to have him in bed by 8:00. While I wait for DH to come home, sometime around 10, or later, if he gets roped into chaperoning the dance that is supposed to follow the fireside, I will cuddle up with my remote control, my Martinelli’s, pop some popcorn, and watch some new movies from Netflix. Then I will probably fall asleep before he even gets home. Hey, I’m a mom. That’s what I do.
And since one of my best girlfriends from that oh so important time when we needed to have some serious plans on the last night of the year just gave birth last month to her 4th child in less than 5 years, I imagine her plans are similar to mine. My, how times have changed.
So Happy New Year’s, all you mothers out there. May we all have a good night’s sleep tonight, and may all your nights in 2007 be long and uninterupted.
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