Girl time away from the kids is such a great thing for my mental health. Of course I like to do date nights with my husband as well but there's definitely something special about spending time with my bestfriends . Last night a few of us went out to dinner and then went for coffee. These aren't friends that I never see. In fact, we see each other all the time, but we are usually with our kids. And even though we get plenty of time to talk, it just is different when we go out together without any kids in tow.
We like to get all dressed up, put on a little bit of makeup, actually dry our hair (imagine that!) and go out to a nice restaurant. We don't do anything wild and crazy, and we're usually home by 10 or so, but but those few hours are just so refreshing for my mind and spirit.
I have two groups of friends that I do this with and with each group we traditionally go out for people's birthday. There are four or five girls in each group, not that we're exclusive it just kind of ends up that way, and so that ends up having us go out every couple of months together. We choose a different place each time and just spend the evening eating laughing and talking.
In a perfect world I think it would be required that once a month we go out with our partner or spouse and once a month would go out with her girlfriends. I really believe that it makes me a better person, and in turn a better mother, when I have that mental break and I just get to laugh with the girls.
How often do you get to go out with your girlfriends?