The Party’s Not Over, It’s Different

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  1. Oh where to begin… for me, it was like this: being that I have an infertility background, and struggles with conception/ miscarriage/ pregnancy itself, when the whole ‘baby’ thing came along, it just seemed like my world calmed down. There’s really no place I’d rather be than where I am today, ups and downs included. And partying? Well, we call it ‘Benner Cocktail Hour’ around yonder parts of the region… it’s the same as it was before but spun a tad differently. I might not get that 3rd or 4th drink, but that’s okay. I’m a kid at heart, so putting the drink down and ‘getting out of’ the conversation that was boring me anyways is a blessing in disguise. I’d rather be in the bounce house with my carefree toddlers than listening to the jibber-jabber that doesn’t have any room in my life. Love you, Lori! xoxo

  2. You always look so perfect. I was just wondering if you were wearing pajama pants during this vlog. Great vlog. I never did much traveling or partying. Life is definitely different but I don’t have a lot of things that I used to do with regularity that have had to drastically change. It’s just funny how much time it takes just to prepare to leave!

  3. Mommyfriend says:

    Yes! “…it’s so beautiful and rewarding that the new style of parties are a lot of fun in their own special way.”  My friends are my family so it feels like my whole family is growing and I love it.

  4. Mommyfriend says:

    Thanks Anne!  The top is old, TJ Maxx circa 2008.  I agree, perspective has everything to do with it.  Personally, I love both.  I love being around all the kiddies and I also enjoy adult time.  Finishing conversations and hot meals is actually pretty nice sometimes.

  5. I was also one of the first of my friends to have a baby, but I did my fair share of “partying” and traveling and I believed myself to be ready for the change. The transition certainly is tough, though. Especially while you’re waiting for your other friends to get to the same place. But you’re right — despite the challenges, it’s so beautiful and rewarding that the new style of parties are a lot of fun in their own special way.

  6. First of all, LOVE your top!! Where did you get it??

    And I agree the party is not over, but I think it highly depends on your perspective – I’ve seen some people who just seem to think about the things they can’t do anymore, and end up missing the fun of right now. Transitioning is always hard, but I think the more our children grow, the more they interact with us and the more entertaining they become! 🙂

  7. Mommyfriend says:

    Jessica, you said it.  It took me a little time to realize depending on the venue, the child-free parties we’re going to work for us either.  You are so right, clean fun is to be had and you know how much I love that!!!

  8. The party is definitely different now! I was also the first to have kids, and it took awhile to get used to the idea that all the things/parties my single or kid-free friends did/had were not going to work for us. On the other hand, there’s a whole new world out there, full of people in the same boat, looking to have some good, CLEAN fun (sound familiar??). Once you stop missing your old life, the new one becomes way more fun!

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