I recently went to a nightclub. An actual nightclub. This is the first time I was actually properly in there since having Alexander. I was “technically” in one a few months ago as part of my friends hen party…. but I lasted all of 10 minutes before calling JHogg to come and pick me up. Then I went home and threw up. Classy.

So this is the first time that counts right?

In my totally plastered semi-drunken state I was surprised to have a number of thoughts cross my mind. Some still made sense the following day…… some not so much. Here are the top 5.

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1. “I am so old”

This is probably the least surprising of them all. Its a thought I’ve had in many a nightclub  in the past. Once, when I was at uni, I actually asked someone for ID to prove his age. Not my finest moment – but I did not believe that guy was 20!

I was surprised by how young the people in there were. I am not old by any stretch, but I had a good 10 years on a lot of the others. Some of them looked like actual children……. in fact they probably were! I felt like some form of weird nightclub mum.

2. “This is going to hurt tomorrow”

Sure, we’ve all had that thought before, but it has a whole to realm of meaning now we have Piglet. There’s no more lying in bed till tea time, long showers (most likely sat on the floor) and trashy TV. Piglet is up early. He does not care about my hangover.

JHogg was on baby duty for the next day, but I’m not the type of person who can just lie in bed if I can hear Piglet fussing. Unfortuneately, this thought did not stop me drinking though….. and I definitely paid for it the next day!

3. “This vodka is disgusting”

I have drunk many a vodka in my time. Some are nice, some are like paint stripper. But that has never stopped me – add some diet coke and I was happy as larry.

It turns out that in my “old age” I have lost my talent for drinking rancid vodka. I ditched the vodka after 1 and went onto gin and tonic. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be ordering gin in a nightclub. How times have changed!

4. “What even is this song?”

I’ve never claimed to be the most up to date with music, but I did used to know the chart songs at least. When I was working I would often listen to the radio at my desk, or on my commute, and would be at least vaguely in the know.

Since having Piglet I am not working, and have no intention of returning any time soon. We don’t listen to the radio very much at home and my time in the car is usually pretty short. As a result I have absolutely no idea what most of the songs from the last 12 months are. I am that out of date. How embarrassing.

5. “I need to do this more often”

I was out with a group of friends I don’t see very often. 3 of us are mums, and to say we enjoyed our night out was an understatement. We had a lovely tea, some drinks in a bar and then stumbled into the club. It was fab.

I’m not saying I want to start clubbing every weekend….. it’s not really my scene if I’m honest. But getting out, seeing friends and leaving the baby behind does need to be more of a priority. Piglet will always be there waiting for me when I get home, and sometimes I just need to go out and be me again.

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