As much as I love being a mother, it can be exhausting & sometimes overwhelming. It is not very often that I get a night to myself to unwind, so when my husband offered to watch our daughter for the night, so that I could get a night out with the girls, I jumped at the chance.
It had been a while since I have been away from my family other than going to work. I was looking forward to it all week. Then when the day finally arrived, I found myself feeling guilty for going out. As my work day was ending, I was second guessing my decision to go out with my friends.
I haven’t seen my daughter all day
I have to wake up with her in the morning
What if daddy feeds her Doritos for supper?
These are the things that went through my head. As much as I always complain that I need a break, the truth is the second I leave my family, I miss them. Despite all these excuses, I pulled myself together and went out with a couple of other mommies, for a girl’s night out.
My girlfriend Maura has a knack for finding fun and original things to do. She found a spot called ‘Brush it off’. It is a group painting session, where they serve beer & wine. I might never leave.
They give you a subject to paint & take you through a step by step process to achieve a great piece of DIY artwork. Our subject was the Ferber daisy.
When you arrive, they have you put on your apron & gather your paint & brushes.
Don’t forget to grab your drink. I made mine a Shipyard Pumpkin Ale.
They took us step by step through each part of the flower. The instructions were detailed but simple.
After two hours of painting, a few drinks & some laughs. My masterpiece was done.
It was a fun night with good friends . All of us, off duty mommies had a great time & don’t all of us moms deserve that once in a while.
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