Working moms* have it rough. Because you're not "off work" when you're off work. I work all day, then come home, and have to deal with my 2-year old boss.
The weekends are just as exhausting as the weekdays. There's no sleeping in, and it's the only time you have to get everything done errand-wise or around the house. I do try to plan some social events with my friends for the weekends, but our kids are always involved. Which means there's a lot of mommy-ing, and less catching up.
So I really relish nights when I can go out with my friends, or heck, even Thatboy, and leave being a mommy behind for the night.
And that's really what this March is all about! Last week I had a date night with Thatboy AND a night out with the girls. A lot of wine was drunk last week. This week I have a fun night of painting and margaritas with some ladies from my running group - I'll update more after it happens.
Is it strange that my nights out all involve alcohol? If you answered no, then you're probably a working mom too.
*This is not a comparison between working moms and moms who stay home and therefore have a workday from "when the kid gets up" to "when the kid finally goes to sleep." This is a comparison between working moms and working non-moms.
*Also, Jennie - you won the Maida Heatter cookbook, but I have no way of contacting you! So shoot me an email on the "contact me" portion of my profile and I'll get that right out to you.