Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Year, New Shoes

I'm a couple of days late with this post nevertheless for those who follow the Gregorian calender I would like to wish you all a very happy new year.  I watched the countdown at home with the children and kissed them both whilst shouting happy new year in my most excited voice.  Then having been offered the baby sitting service of one of Daniel's wonderful godmothers I put on my heels and hit the town with 'the wife.'  I've probably said this same sentence about twenty times but this time I really mean it, 'I'm through with raving.'  

Don't get me wrong I had a good time, danced with the girls, danced with the guys, pocketed a number, had a couple drinks.  But it's what you see in the clubs that I find disturbing.  For example what makes a guy think that standing outside the women's toilets and giving you a death stare is at all attractive.  And ladies there really is a time when you should switch from alcohol to water.  There were some girls that you knew were going to end up at home with the stranger who's hand they'd just grabbed to stop them falling over, and they would most definitely regret it when they saw him in the cold light of day.  I've never taken home a stranger on a night out but according to some of the guys I've spoken to that's common practice, if they don't go home with a girl it wasn't really a good night out.  Then there are the men who have forgotten to wear deodorant or brush their teeth before coming out but want to dance right up close to you and start a conversation.  There is also the fact that a lot of girls put a lot of effort into getting ready for a night out only to have left their clothes at home (I have on occasion been guilty of this, skirts the size of belts syndrome).  I'm starting to sound like an old woman, which means it is time for me to hang up my raving shoes (especially because they hurt) put on a pair of flats and find some different entertainment options.

I'm not making any resolutions this year I just intend to continue to enjoy my children and my life and make the most of what I have, being grateful for my many blessings.



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