In today’s society there is so much talk about mothers and how they manage their social lives. As mothers we are expected to handle everything. We are the ones who our children look to the most. Between work, school, cooking, cleaning, after school activities, & more we often don’t get the time to go out and have a good time. It’s more of a hassle to go out for drinks & enjoy the little free time we do get.
I’ve seen way too many posts about how mothers should be home with their children instead of going out every weekend (like we’re not home with our babies everyday during the week). Some mothers are single mothers with no help from the father or any other outside support. Most of us like myself are young still in our 20’s or 30’s although we are mothers we still deserve to have a social life. I remember a time I thought that if I wasn’t working, at school, or taking care of my son then there was no need for anyone to see me out. I felt like I was not handling my responsibilities if I was out partying with my friends (most of my friends didn’t have children). I felt my life had to revolve around being a mother and that only. I was so wrong.
It’s more of a double standard especially in co-parenting families when it comes to situations like this. Why is it that fathers can go out with no one complaining and mothers are criticized? Fathers can play part time parent while mothers are required to be there 24/7? Why is it fathers feel like they are “babysitting” when it’s their own child? A father can walk away from his family and go make a new family, but let a mother decide she’s done and walks away. Oh how the world would stop and she be the worst person on earth.
Mothers deserve a break. We are the ones who keep everything together. If mother is sick then who covers for her? When she’s tired who covers for her? Mothers are superhero’s but even superhero’s need to recharge. She needs those times with her girl friends to have a drink or five. Those nights away from the kids to feel young again. She can let her hair down, act crazy, dance, sing, & just be free for one night. ONE NIGHT is all we ask for. She shouldn’t have to feel guilty for having a good time or worry getting dirty looks for others. If the bills are paid, house is cleaned, babies have everything they need & she handled all her responsibilities as a mother than I say YES MAMA! GO HAVE THOSE DRINKS AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY.. I’ll meet you there ❤️