Monday, February 25, 2008

Six Martini Hangover

That sounds problematic, doesn't it? Saturday night I attended a Manicures and Martinis party.

My girls came along, as they were the responsible ones for the evening, and were being paid to watch the children of all the martini soaked mothers at the party.

We had made plans to stay the night, which turned out to be my downfall. When you don't have a time you need to be home and you know you can be irresponsible and you spend your waking hours during the workweek being the most responsible person in your home? Well. It turned out to be one hell of a party.

Imagine a dozen friends, a bartender who mixed tasty but wisely measured drinks, manis and pedis for all, and all the hooting and hollering that oh, ten hours, of bonding will get you. The slumber party? I don't care if you're sixteen or thirty-six or a hundred. We really need one at least once a year.

The funny (or sad) thing was, the children were the most well-behaved people in the home all night. We saw them once, when my girls led them downstairs sometime before midnight to give us a fashion show. They had dressed up the little girls, given them their own manicures, and had them strut down the runway to the iPod teddy bear speakers blasting Supermodel." We screamed and whistled and cheered them on, and they all looked at us like we were wayyy out of control and quietly went upstairs to continue their evening.

Now it's Monday morning. I did nothing yesterday. No work, no writing, no attention to deadlines. I sat on the couch and drank green tea and complained of malaise. Even this morning the girls have been up already for some time. As I stumbled downstairs I was met by Maddie, a steaming cup of coffee, and the instructions that we were out of fresh fruit for lunches.

I'm not looking forward to day two of a headache and all the catching up I have, but I'm rather loving this peek into the world as "Mother with Responsible Children."

I should party more often. Happy Monday - I am going to go gnaw my way into an ibuprofen bottle.

29 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's really dangerous when you have a kid old enough to be your designated driver! Then and your husband both end up on the couch with a bad case of "malaise."

Glad you had fun!

Jennifer said...

Oh I am soo going to have one of those parties! I do hate how long it takes to recover from a hangover once you are an responsible adult... :(

imbeingheldhostage said...

well gnaw quickly, will you? Those of us hitting the refresh button every ten minutes or so missed you. :-)

theselittlemoments said...

Sometimes I think the hangover is really worth it when you have a night as fun as that!

Life As I Know It said...

Hangovers suck. Martini hangovers especially suck.

I have a two martini limit these days...

Sounds like a fun night!

sara said...

i need friends like yours... & kids your older children's ages/ responsibility-levels.

sounded like fun times & worth all the green tea the next day.

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Why do we mothers let it go so long between when we let ourselves cut loose?!

I think the lesson here is to cut the martinis in half but enjoy them twice as often. : )

Beck said...

I had the worst hangover of my life two winters ago - I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. Apparently, I can't handle my booze anymore. So sad...

liv said...

hmmm....the last time i was hung over was new year's day. and seriously? it's put me off drinking almost entirely. well, sort of. i mean, for a while it did. oh, what the hell? i can never stray far from my love affair with bourbon. or an oregon pinot. or a good martini. or a belgian high grav. okay, fine. but really? in. moderation.

crazymumma said...

but your nails look good. Don't you dare open the ibuprofen with them!

painted maypole said...

sounds fun. the party, not the hangover. ;)

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee... After four Chocolate Martinis one night last summer, my husband announced that my limit had now changed to TWO chocolate martinis...no exceptions.

Glad you had a great time!

If it wasn't for the hangovers, I would probably drink a bit more often...

Family Adventure said...

As much as I empathize with your 'day-after' state, the party sounded like it was well worth it! And lucky you, having such responsible girls!

Heidi :)

Jerseygirl89 said...

The last time I went to a sleepover like that was a few months ago, and my children were not there to remind me that I am a thirty-six year old mother now and I swear it took me three days to get over the hangover. Hope you feel better soon!

Audubon Ron said...

I didn't read this blog. I read the title only. I know that juniper pain, oh do I know it. Martini's (I LOVE MARTINIS) are just an inch and three quaters better than a tequila hangover.

andi said...

Mine would be more like a two-martini hangover - I'm such a cheap drunk since I've had kids. Sounds like fun - hope you have a speedy recovery.

Beth said...

That party sounds absolutely fabulous! But I would have never been able to stomach 6 martinis. I've become such a lightweight in my older years! Hope the ibuprofen helps!

B2G said...

Hey, a killer hangover is totally indicative of a great night. It's kind of worth it, isn't it?

noble pig said...

Sounds like a great party. Oh to have responsible children...

dude.abides said...

tequila and tonic. it's medicinal. i swear.

Around The Funny Farm said...

I do it once a year... then I wake up the next day and remember why I do it once a year...

:-) Beth

Nancy said...

And just wait until they can drive!

Last Christmas, I decided I could drink because Caitlin could be the DD =)

zellmer said...

That sounds like heaven. The party, not the hangover.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Yes, that is what happens when we don't balance acting responsible with having fun. I know. Just happened to me this past weekend to.

jen said...

oh wow...i want to go to a party like this. i NEED to go to a party like this.

dkuroiwa said...

I SO need a party like that!! Note to self: call friends and get it on the schedule!!

Hangovers are so much easier the older the boys get...and they try to help...my youngest wanted to massage my head as I was flat out on the sofa couple of Sundays ago...older brother advised "don't even touch mommy today"...bigger one learned his lesson many years ago!!
Are your nails just gorgeous??

Just Seeking said...

Ooops!
This happened to me at LAST year's Martinis and Manicures party. Guess it just takes a little more practice! Hmmm.....

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oooo, a sleepover sounds just too fun.

Lori said...

Sounds fun! I wish I could have a slumber party! I always end up having to go home, no fun!