Yesterday was rough. After two weeks of being a stay at home mom, I returned to work and dropped by babies off at Gigi's house. The school day was long. I had cheerleading practice at a gym in Matthews (~30 minutes from where I live) from 3-5:15. I had a rough practice with my co-coach and on my drive home I doubted my decision to coach and raise a family. I LOVE coaching and love my girls but felt an overwhelming guilt when I returned home to my babies. I had missed the entire day with them! I don't know how moms that work until 6 or 7 do it! My kids go to bed at 7 and getting home at 6 only gives me an hour (and a cranky one at that!) with them.
I talked it over a bit with Jay while we got the babies ready for bed. On top of this cheer drama, I had made plans with friends to go out to dinner a few days prior. I wanted to cancel so bad. I wanted to hang out at home with my husband in my sweats with a beer and the football game on. I felt bad canceling so late so I dragged my butt to the sushi restaurant. On the way there I called my mom to complain she her advice was to make sure I always keep my girlfriends.
Immediately after sitting down my friends offered kind words of welcome and shared their tempura. After two hours of adult conversation that had little to do with my kids (which was totally welcomed since I feel like the only topic of conversation I engage in is my children) I was SO glad I went to dinner. I am so thankful for good, true girlfriends, and honest, non-judgmental, conversation. Last night was exactly what I needed. I love being a mommy, a coach, a sister, and a teacher and luckily last night I was reminded of how much I need to add "friend" to that list! Thanks Sara and Sara for a great night out!