Party Life = Mommy Life

Happy weekend everyone! For all my teacher friends who are on break this upcoming week, HAPPY SPRING BREAK! Now that it's (finally) the weekend... who's ready to PARTY?? 
As I was looking forward to "partying" this spring break, it dawned upon me just how similar party life and mommy life is. You're probably thinking "what are you talking about, Julie... are you drunk right now...?"
But here are my top 10 proofs that party life totally prepped me for mommy life- basically, party life is mommy life (you be the judge)

  1.  Sleep is For the Weak
    Party Life: It's 2 am and the bar/club/lounge just closed. Where do you go next? Round 2! You get home at 4 am. You sleep for couple of hours and then wake up to go to class/work.
    Mommy Life: The first month or so, you're "waking up" every two hours to feed the baby. At that point, what's the point of sleep? Might as well just stay up and catch up on all the netflix shows you've been hearing about.
     
  2. Drink Concoction Ratio Master
    PL: You've mastered the ratio of cranberry juice vs vodka to make the drink good- just the right amount of cranberry juice to not make the vodka too sweet.
    ML: You've introduced your toddler to juice but you don't want to rot their teeth. You know exactly how much water to mix with the juice for your toddler to still consider the drink "juice". 
     
  3. DD Life, Sober Life
    PL: You're the DD so you end up staying sober and watching all your friends go ratchet. 
    ML: You're nursing so you don't drink. You watch your kids go crazy, not making any sense. 
     
  4. Water is Your Best Friend
    PL: Water will sober you up, keep you full, help with the morning hangover, and keep you hydrated. 
    ML: Drinking water will keep you full, produce milk, make you feel balanced after nursing/pumping, and hydrated.
     
  5. Pee Constantly
    PL: You just downed a beer. You need to go empty your bladder. Go
    ML: Well, you didn't think drinking all that water won't make you go pee, did you? 
     
  6. Eating At All Sorts of Hour
    PL: You're home at 3am and why does a bowl of ramen sound so good?? time to eat!
    ML: Pumping schedule is not supportive of the traditional 3 meals a day schedule. 
     
  7. Falling Asleep Anywhere/Randomly
    PL: Too drunk to function, you fall asleep at the table, in the car, in the bathroom, on the floor, you name it- you've probably fell asleep there. 
    ML: Too tired to function, you fall asleep leaning over the crib, on the floor, on the couch, in the playpen, while pumping, while nursing, in the car, in the shower, you name it- you've probably fell asleep while multitasking.
     
  8. Raccoon Eyes in the Morning
    PL: Oh shoot, why is my arm so heavy... why are my eyes so high up... basically, too drunk to function. You forgot to take your makeup off after a night of partying. 
    ML: Oh shoot, you forgot you were wearing makeup and forgot to take it off before unintentionally falling asleep while putting your baby to bed... oh well. 
     
  9. Gibberish is Your Second Language
    PL: How else are you making new friends in the restroom every time you go in there? Y'all are chatting it up in your own language only the buzzed would understand. 
    ML: Your toddler is quite a chatterbox but what is he/she saying? Your husband doesn't understand... but who does? YOU! 
     
  10. Not All Things are Photo Worthy
    PL: Honestly, those restroom mirror photos don't look that good when you're sober. The photos of your feet in the pool at the XS pool in Vegas..? Nope, nobody need to see them either. 
    ML: Yay, your baby burped but also threw up all over you. So now you're covered in baby vomit head to toe- don't need to see that! 


Alright friends, there you have it. You be the judge... party life = mommy life?
Have a good weekend! Go party it up! 
 

Miami, FL. 2009

Miami, FL. 2009

Ktown, LA 2010

Ktown, LA 2010

XS, Vegas. 2010

XS, Vegas. 2010

falling asleep at my parent's house on Thanksgiving, 2014

falling asleep at my parent's house on Thanksgiving, 2014

not so photo worthy, 2014

not so photo worthy, 2014

raccoon eyes, 2015

raccoon eyes, 2015

Miracle Mile, Vegas. 2016

Miracle Mile, Vegas. 2016