It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to hang out with my friends without keeping one eye on Hailey. Other moms understand this and so the broken trains of thought in conversation often go unnoticed. However, it’s hard to build a friendship when every time you get together the time is spent alternating diaper changes, feedings and running after the little ones. This is why a girls night out is so important. No, beyond important, it’s down right therapeutic.
But first, let’s rewind.
Breakfast was an egg scramble (which happens when you botch an omelet) filled with peppers, onions and mushrooms; topped with Pace salsa. Half of a peach and half of a banana on the side.
Lunch consisted of a Morningstar Farms spicy black bean burger (they truly are the best!) on a wheat deli thin, topped with guacamole, spinach and onion. Sting cheese and grape tomatoes on the side.
Pre yoga snack was black cherry Chobani (my favorite) topped with LOVE Grown granola and California walnuts.
Then, we yoga’d. I seriously love it. I love it even more because David yogas with me and we both laugh at each other when we attempt to jump into crow. (PS- check out Jen’s answers to my yoga questions!).
Afterwards I was all “namaste” until I hit the highway and smacked into stopped traffic. You know, the kind that doesn’t even inch forward. Between that and a hungry Hailey in the backseat I undid everything I accomplished in yoga and pulled my hair out begging for the cars to start moving. I’m horrible in traffic, really.
This made me late to girls night. Luckily, there was beer. Two, to be exact.
Then I devoured the main event. Gorgonzola stuffed filet, medium rare, served with mashed potatoes, zucchini and squash. My picture turned out way too fuzzy to post. I guess I was focused more on digging in.
We talked about bucket lists, travel, real estate and laughed a lot. But it was important to remember that we’re our own people, too, beyond being moms. We shut the place down, got kicked out and decided to make it a monthly occurrence.
Sometimes you just need a girls night!
How often to you grab dinner with your girlfriends?
PS- if you are a mom, don’t forget to snap pictures of your child’s meals and link up to Munchkin Meals tomorrow! If you’re a fur-mom and your dog eats well, feel free to link up too