I am more than just a Mum, in fact once upon a time I was a superhero! (and a very slim one as well!)
Once upon a time I used to go out at least twice a week,
I used to love a good drink and could cope with the hangovers.
I loved nothing more than a good party and lived for the weekends.
I would dance until I could hardly walk, or stay up all night talking rubbish and playing silly games.
I ate kebabs on park benches and had random conversations with people at cab ranks.
I stayed overnight at a whole host of different friends houses slept on sofas camp beds or curled up on uncomfortable armchairs,
I ate many a McDonalds breakfast on the way home on a Sunday morning.
I saw the sun come up with a beer in my hand and then slept until dinner time.
I meet people now and they know only the 'mum' me, the one who mainly talks about children or nights out that happened years ago. I feel quite old and 'mumsy' when I go to the pub and have to repress the urge to tell everyone 'I used to be able to do this, I can be fun too'! It probably doesn't help that our 'local', the pub where we know everyone (well, Aaron does as he plays pool there) is in Agia Napa, one of Europe's biggest party towns, but I do feel a bit out of place when I go there.
My friends here in Cyprus are mainly fellow Mum's as we have the most in common and once you have kids it's who you tend to meet. But I am more than just a Mum and I reckon the party girl is still in there somewhere!
Linking up to Kate's 'More than just a Mum' meme and Lauren and Jenny's Flashback Friday