The diners at the tables near us turn to look, so we shush each other, giggling like schoolgirls.
It’s Mom’s Night Out and the four of us are lettin’ off steam, swillin’ cocktails, and skewering our husbands, our kids, and ourselves. No one’s safe from our mockery and teasing, including each other. We’re swapping stories, revealing embarrassing moments, and asking those awkward personal questions you can only ask your really close girlfriends.
We’re trying to be considerate of our fellow restaurant patrons, but we’re on a roll – chatting and laughing and — yes, even squealing. Either we are downright HILARIOUS – or these cocktails are mighty potent!
Most people are engaged in their own conversations, but there’s one table of elderly diners who keep eyeing us. Every time a gust of laughter bellows from our table, the white-haired ladies look our way and their husbands frown in our direction.
We pull back to a dull roar, but then…(for the rest of the funny story, please click Smackdown: Old Biddies vs. Rowdy Moms — at the site of the hilarious, fun-loving Marcia Kester Doyle of Menopausal Mother who invited me to guest post the story at her blog.)
Marcia’s popular blog features the “Musings on the good, the bad and the ugly side of menopausal mayhem. If you bring me a bottle of pinot grigio and a large jar of Nutella, I’ll be your best friend!” You’ll relate to her laments of middle age, laugh at her adventures, and snort at her inane suggestions that somehow make.perfect.sense!
For a comedic romp on a shopping expedition where the only clothing sizes left are “hummingbird or mastodon” — you’ll enjoy reading One Size Fits None. I could definitely relate when Marcia says, “It never fails that by the time I get to the checkout counter, the angry woman in front of me with three returns and a missing receipt was once the president of her high school debate team.”
Yappers, Poopers, and Barbie Dolls? Where in the world is Marcia now? At the gym, of course, listing the 8 People I Love to Hate at the Gym. Have YOU encountered any of these people?
Of course a cow-print muumuu is the perfect Mother’s Day Gift! For other FABULOUS ideas, check Marcia’s funny list of 12 Mother’s Day Gift Fails. And let’s not forget Father’s Day! Here are Marcia’s surefire ways How To Keep Your Husband Happy.
Thanks for letting me guest post at your blog today, Marcia!
Everyone else – please remember to read the rest of my funny true tale by clicking Smackdown: Old Biddies vs. Rowdy Moms. Thanks!
— Darcy Perdu