When I was pregnant, I prepared myself for the thought of having another mouth to feed, another mind to mold and another person to love. I did not think about the additional social life to manage. It’s Monday and I’m hungover from the weekend.
I am very thankful for all our invitations to celebrate birthdays and baptisms, they just all seem to happen at the same time. Saturdays are for kiddie birthday parties, and lately Sundays are not just family days, they’re baptism days. And if the husband and I celebrate a Friday night by going out and forgetting that we’re parents, the weekend hangover meter is doubled.
Sometimes I think my role is to deliver her to the party. She completes the kid quota and provides the entertainment for the adults. I jest. She has a lot of fun and that is why I caffeinate myself out of sleepiness and brave the Saturday highway traffic. Thankfully I get fed for my efforts. And in the process of fueling up, I meet fellow doting parents and learn a new trick or two.
..like hamsters are a cool party prize and that I should take pictures of my daughter appreciating them. Missed that kodak moment..
…like kids love balls but under no circumstances should they hold a billiard ball in the presence of a baby. Dodged that bullet.
…like karaoke is truly loved by all ages
…like art is everywhere even a hotel lobby.
What new tricks did you learn last weekend?