This week I need to give a shout out to my mama friends. Funnily enough some of my mama friends aren't mamas, but hey, Mama Friends has such good ring to it.
I love going out with just my husband, I love going out with us as a couple with another couples or a group, but I LOVE going out with my girlfriends. I love getting all dolled up and meeting in a smoky bar, a table full of women who have gotten pretty-ed up just for themselves and nobody else. We sit a table and are obnoxiously loud and belligerent. We swear. We laugh at our children or our partners or ourselves. We say the word, Booby, frequently. We mock men in crocs (Sara and Kate, you know what I mean). We drink a little too much and eat tacos in the rain.
My Mama friends are partnered or singled, some have kids, some don't. It doesn't mattered. We talk about serious things and we have each others back. We sympathize and empathize. And we laugh and laugh until the next morning my throat is sore and my head is sore and I don't mind at all and would do it again in a second.
Today, I lift my champagne bottle, er, glass to my girlfriends. You are the best.