We all know that parenting with a hangover is the WORST. All you want to do is lie on the couch or in bed, but no – there are children there who actually need entertainment, nappy changes and food. How dare they! ;)
I went out with some friends last Friday night. It was my second night out since our son Harry was born. And he’s NEARLY 2. Needless to say, I have zero stamina for partying these days. So the day after went a little something like this…
A 5.30am wakeup. Why doesn’t my husband ever hear the toddler when he wakes up? I mean, he’s screaming – who the hell can sleep through that? But yup, there’s the hubby lying next to me still snoring. Bless him, he’s had a big week. Sigh. Up I get. Last night’s leftover mascara gluing my eyes together. My head pounds.
I catch sight of myself in the mirror and realise I also have leftover chocolate from last night’s late night binge on my cheek. Classy. Toddler finds a piece of leftover chocolate and devours it. How nutritious. Double sigh.
Before I continue, let’s just clarify one thing. Yes, I was slightly tipsy the night before. Ok, maybe I was drunk. But guess what? I had three wines. Just three. Well, maybe four. And one champagne. For me, that’s a HUGE night. For my former 20-something weekend binge drinking self, not so much.
I’m a cheap date these days, that’s for sure. I vaguely remember getting home and getting all chatty with my husband while he lay next to me and groaned his annoyance. Yep that’s right buddy, payback for the times you’ve done it to me.