We were ever so lucky to get a rare night away together from both of our kids for the first time on Friday. Our friend’s wedding in Liverpool was the perfect excuse. We left them at home with Granny, food stocked, routine written down, and lots of toys around them all in hopes to make it an easy night.
I was nervous as it was the first time both of us had ever left them overnight. We have individually be away for a night but not together. Only a few texts throughout the night and I felt better about it all.
I took my time getting ready without sticking fingers and snotty noses rubbing on me. I revelled in the fact that I got to put this gorgeous teal dress on from Darling instead of a pair of leggings and a tunic. I slipped my new patent nude shoes from Ted Baker on, remembering how it felt to be tall and feel pretty. It was a novelty for sure. Threw on an old fascinator I had from a wedding years ago, I believe I bought at Debenhams.
We were staying with some friends of the groom that we hadn’t met. So I wasn’t sure what to expect of the whole night. I was excited to have some quality time with Mr. P. all to myself since he didn’t really know many at the wedding either.
Dinner was fantastic! I didn’t care what was being served it was hot. I haven’t ate hot food in years. It was definitely another novelty of the night. We drank champagne and danced the night away like old times. It brought back so many memories of going out with Mr. P and dancing. My feet may have wanted to stop four hours before I did but I wasn’t listening. Nothing was going to stop us from enjoying every minute of this rare occasion.
Not only did we have a fantastic evening together, we made some good friends in the process. The couple we were staying with were lovely. They were so sweet to let us stay at their house without knowing us. By the end of the evening we were making plans on when we will next see them.
That’s what I love about weddings, meeting new people. C. was so sweet too. I didn’t feel like I didn’t know anyone or was left out while others had friends and family all around them. It was like C and I had known each other forever. We have so many things in common and her kids are absolutely adorable. So glad we met.
These two lovely ladies were at our table, and were quick to make me feel welcome. J on the right, turned out to be the brunette version of me, as she would say. These three ladies above and below really made the night on the dance floor. Thank you ladies.
The evening of dancing, meeting new friends and spending quality time with Mr. P. couldn’t have been better. As soon as I knew my kids were in bed at 7:30 pm I let my hair down. I haven’t felt like this version of me for a very long time. It felt good. I love being a Mommy, and that version of me most of the time but every once in awhile it’s good to get away for one night without the kids.