Drunk on freedom

By Mir
June 17, 2011
Category Friends

Otto and I packed up from camping, came home, removed everything from the camper and shoved it into the washing machine, and then he promptly left me to go race cars… somewhere. Up north. I forget where. I wasn’t really paying attention, on account of I took this opportunity when 1) my kids are gone and 2) Otto is off to play cars to 3) demand that my bestie come spend the weekend with me.

We are positively INEBRIATED with the sheer joy of having no one to answer to and no real plans (other than some fancy dinner plans Otto made for us for tomorrow night because he is awesome), and so far have managed to throw the ball for the dog a few times, talk each others’ ears off, and shop for nutritious dinner food like a hunk of brie and crackers. We have also spent some quality time combing through the Netflix available streaming movies to make sure tonight we have something truly terrible to watch while we flick popcorn at the dog.

[I know that now that I’m all grown up I’m not supposed to get all giddy over what is essentially the 40-year-old version of a slumber party, but screw that. Moms need play dates, too, man.]


  1. Damsel

    You bet they do. Three cheers for girl time!!!

  2. Aimee

    Sounds awesome — have fun, you two!

  3. Laura


  4. julie

    “Moms need playdates too!” . . . that needs to be a bumper sticker or maybe a t-shirt. Have a great weekend!!

  5. Scrabble Earrings


  6. Varda (SquashedMom)

    Wildly envious of you today. Contemplating another long weekend desperately entertaining children who don’t get along when all of Ethan’s friends have gone away to the country/beach and here we are, kicking around the city again. I can barely take Jacob out anywhere because his obsession with babies has reached epic proportions, and he runs faster than I do. I really don’t want a panicked Mom calling the police because he is kissing her baby and trying to grab it out of her arms. Sigh.

    Yes, Moms DO need playdates, too! Let’s start a movement! And have a great weekend!

  7. Mary Jo

    Have a great week-end!

  8. nisba

    Aw. My responsibilities are always pretty much two lazy kitty cats and a full-time underpaying job which I sometimes love and sometimes not so much, and my best friend lives 10 minutes away. Thanks for the reminder not to take it for granted! Enjoy the slumber party!

  9. Karen R.

    Have a great one!

  10. Tenessa

    Yay, girl time is the best! My bestie just left and I am bereft, BUT I have another girlfriend coming to visit in a week! How can I complain?

  11. RuthWells

    Jealous, jealous, jealous! Good for you.

  12. Karen

    My fiance is away for the weekend I’m practically drunk on freedom myself!I’m going to sleep in the middle of the bed, eat all the foods he can’t and nap whenever I want.


  13. Beth R

    Who SAYS you are supposed to give up the excitement about a slumber party with your bestie? Nobody worth listening to in my book :)

    Have a great weekend!

  14. Vinobaby

    A Girl’s Night In is sometimes just what the doctor (or psychiatrist) ordered. Your Hubby is truly a keeper–you lucky girl. Have a fabulous time!


  15. The Mommy Therapy

    Oh so fun! Have a wonderful time!

    I do this once a year with my closest friends from childhood and it is 3 days of pure bliss!

    Eat brie and get nuts!

  16. Jen

    Right now? I’d give part of my liver for a weekend by myself in my own house.

  17. amy

    Wonderful! Have fun!

  18. Susan

    Yay! Girl time!

  19. Jodie

    Wait, why shouldn’t you be excited about a slumber party when you are 40? Is there truly an age where slumber parties with your besties ISN”T fun??

  20. Holly

    Hells yes they do! Girl time is THE BEST!

  21. Little Bird

    Looking forward to an extended weekend (next weekend) with my own bestie. Neither of us is married or have kids, but we live 300 or so miles apart, so getting to spend time together is treasured! Enjoy yours!! It can be… invigorating!

  22. Karen

    Life is good :-)

  23. Erika

    Ah, I am a fountain of jealousy! My bestie and I haven’t had a sleepover (haven’t even seen each other) since I flew up to see her for her wedding– five years ago! It’s a bummer when your bestie lives on the other end of the country!

  24. Beth A.

    Are you kidding? I was bouncing off the walls on Tuesday because we had a family playdate planned with my best friend (who moved to TN last year). Our kids are (currently) 2, 2, 5, and 5…although by the end of the summer will be 2, 3, 5, 6. It’s a fun time and as a bonus, our hubbies get along and let us sit on the bench at the park while we visited and they chased the 2 year olds.

    Time with best friends SHOULD make you giddy…

  25. Tansasser

    SO JEALOUS! My husband had three nights at home BY HIMSELF and I’m jealous of him, too. Took my daughter to visit my grandfather who lives eight hours away. It never would have worked without a ton of help from my parents, but I’m still exhausted, nearly 48 hours after arriving home. The chance that my hubby might ever take DD somewhere on his own? 1%…but I’m not bitter.

  26. Lynn in Mass

    Sounds fun! Enjoy

  27. elz

    Of course we do. I’m going to spend a weekend with my Bestie next week. I even chose my work conference based on the fact that it is within a short train ride to her house. Have fun!

  28. addy

    Ummm so how did this happen? Cuz I’m thinkin’ I need some of this too….

  29. Another Dawn

    “Is there truly an age where slumber parties with your besties ISN”T fun??”

    Good lord! I hope not.

  30. Heather

    Seriously, chilling with besties is awesome at any age. I just had a Skype date with mine, since we’re on different continents and all, and it’ll cure what ails ya ;)

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