Last weekend Mike and I went to Prom. Yes, that’s right me and my Husband went to Prom. It was a charity event for the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee and my bestie Sarah and her fiancee Derek invited us along 🙂
It was our first night away from the kids together. Ever. We had each been away before ( I went to Door Country for a girls weekend with Mike’s side of the family when Mia was about 2 and to CA with my Mom and sissy in law when I was preggo with Joa, again just for a weekend; and Mike had a couple business trips to D.C and Orlando) but we had never spent a whole night away together since we had Mia! That’s almost four years ago! Needless to say it was long over due.
Am I the only mom that has a really hard time with this?! On one hand I was soooo looking forward to a night out with friends, to sleep without the constant hum of a monitor or a chance to be woken in the middle of the night. On the other hand, how would I survive without those bedtime snuggles? Would they?
But I put my big girl pants on and let it all go, and I’m so glad I did! We had soooo much fun! Mike had maybe a little toooo much fun 😉 We met up with Sarah and Derek at their place and had a quick drink before the Uber arrived. My first uber experience! We then headed downtown and met the other two couples at the Knick for dinner. The food was amazing! We all split a bunch of apps, I chose the arancini because, Italian duh, and then had the bacon wrapped meatloaf both delish. Mike had fish tacos that he also said were pretty great.
We then walked over to the venue where the Prom was being held. Side note: our group had a lot of fun messing with the valet at the restaurant and random people passing by telling them we were going to the Prom. Lots of confused pauses and stares lol.
Within minutes of us getting to the Prom and getting our drinks Mike was ready to hit the dance floor. One thing you may not know about my husband is that he looooves to dance and is actually really good! I am a big fan myself but he always, always outlasts me on the dance floor and that night was no different. He was one with the music that guy and we danced the night away like a couple teenagers at…well the prom. Random note: we found out that night that three of us in the group had all taken an African Dance course in college! Three! So you better believe those dance moves came out later that night, and after watching the video Sarah took of us I must say we were all on beat and in sync with each other! Ha!
After the Prom Sarah, Derek, Mike and I headed to a fun tiki bar, but only Derek partook in an actual tiki drink. Then another Uber had us back at their place and we chilled and talked for a bit; well…Mike told stories and we listened;) Sarah was the first to go to bed then me and the boys after that.
I slept until 8, I cannot remember when that happened last. We had coffee and hung out waiting for Mike to emerge. My feet were so sore from the night before I couldnt even believe it, thank goodness I remembered flip flops for the next day! Finally Mike was up and moving around 10:30 and we went out to brunch at a fun little place called BKC Story Hill. It felt like the old college days 🙂
We didn’t even make it back home until around 2 so that was almost 24 hours away from my babies! I knew they were in good hands though and not only were they well taken care of, they were bathed the night before, dishes AND laundry had been done and Mia was NAPPING when we got home. Mia! She has not napped at home since she turned 3! Joa was so happy to see us when we walked in, the feeling was mutual buddy! He gave me theeee best hug when I picked him up and then kept holding on to me and resting his head on my shoulder.
Overall we had a great night out, and I need to push myself to do this more often, because while I always feel like nothing is better than spending time with family, I had forgotten how fun it can be to go out with a group of friends and just let go.
So thank you Sarah and Derek for thinking of us and inviting us to this fun event!