I went out for a night out on Saturday night with my best friend. Its one of the few times since I had C that I have been on a night out.
We had a good time, went for a lovely meal in Wagamama’s then to a couple of clubs in town, but we were home by 1.30am.
The highlight of the night, other than the amazing Pulled pork gyoza and Chilli chicken Raman in Wagamama’s, Was playing pool in the Krazyhouse.
It’s been years since I’ve played pool and out of all the clubs in town the K is where I feel most at home.
The K just doesn’t change, it’s still great music and a great atmosphere whether its 2 days or 2 years since you’ve been.
I have come to the realisation though that I am too old, in the head because at only 25 i’m in no way to old to go out!, for town now. The drinks and the music and the dancing are fun once in a while but I can’t seem to let go like I used to, I know that even if I stay out until 4am drinking and dancing, I still have to get up with C at 7 or 8am and be mummy.
I also found myself thinking about how much I was spending on pointless and not very nice drinks in clubs, and what else I could spend the money on and that I was missing sleep. I was only out till 1.30 am, but C woke up at 2 am for a bottle, then again at 5.45 am and was up by 8 am.
I think becoming a grown up, whether it’s by becoming a parents or getting a full-time job, makes you realise that the time and money that you have are precious and it’s a waste sometimes to go on a night out, unless there is a very good reason.
Do you still go out drinking on nights out as a parent?