First of all, our neighbors are a couple who adopted a baby (at 2 days old) who is just 2 weeks older than Baby E. As an aside: when we first moved in we did some major remodeling and Big J (my hubby) was dragging large overfilled black trash bags out to his car in order to take them to the city landfill. I was not home at the time and the neighbors thought that the new guy (Big J) had killed his wife and stuffed her into some trash bags. I found this out 3 days later when I went to drop off some home-made applesauce and introduce myself. Instant friends.
SO: Last year they invited us to their house for NYE; it was just us and them and the two babies. Babies went to bed early and we partied into the wee hours.
|The Boys finishing up their New Year's Eve dinner|
I thought for certain that this year would be much the same. Alas, it was not. The "babies" didn't want to go to sleep - they thought it was so great to have a roommate for the night and talked and giggled and talked (in 18 month old babble, that is). After finally getting them down, I started to enjoy my glass of champagne. Then another. Then a third. But then I stopped. I was TOO TIRED to stay awake any longer. I was in shock to learn that it was only 10:30. I'm usually the last one out. But here I was, falling asleep on the couch. Do you see why this could be trouble? Well, for one thing, I get a lot done at night while everyone else is sleeping. Secondly, If 10:30 feels late NOW imagine what it will feel like when I've only had 4 hours of sleep the night before (like when Baby E and Big J are BOTH SICK at the SAME TIME). and Finally, how the hell am I going to keep my reputation as "life of the party" when I'm sleeping at 10:30?
We'll see how 2011 pans out, I guess!
This was written in response to Mama Kat's writer's workshop prompt:
2.) If the way you spent your New Year's Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?