So, like I told you, the moms left their kids home with their dads and went out to a night of drinking and dancing and whatnot. Britt and Dawn had left both their 1 year old babies with Britt's husband Monte and so she was anxious and impatient to get that party started fast because she knew the clock was ticking against her. She kept explaining to the DJ that she was a mom that might get a text any minute calling her back into momdom and could he rush past the eclectic build up songs and get straight to the bumping dance songs please.
It was a real great little downtown bar with a real great intimate vibe and the music was truly exceptional. And the party did get started right.
And just as it did, just as Britt was shedding her motherly feelings of obligation and responsibility and getting into the groove, just as the DJ put on her very favorite record in fact, she got the dreaded text: "Signe has been screaming like he's been stabbed for over 30 minutes." Waa waa waa.
So Britt, our hero, "took one for the team" and went home to tend to Dawn's baby so Dawn could have her one night out with all her old Portland posse. That's true blue in the mom handbook.
My mom was also having a real great fun night out, her first actual fun Portland nighttime feeling night, dancing with her eyes closed to some awesome African pop song with some real live jazz guy that just walked in off the street accompanying the song on his saxophone in her ear...when she got the dreaded call on her phone, from Britt: "The baby's still up, I'm sitting on the porch outside so he doesn't wake up the other baby, you've got to bring Dawn home." Waa waa waa. So, (after just one more song), they said good-bye to the Mom's Night Out and headed back to Britt's. This is the whole essence of the M.N.O. It is freeing and it is fun, but it is fleeting. You've just got to understand this.
And so, the two moms finally got home to rescue the one mom and they found her, on the street in front of her house at 1:30 in the morning, with one baby strapped to her chest and another on her hip both wide eyed and sleepless:
Both babies and moms had a pretty slow and sleepy and mildly headachey next day but this is the price they must pay and you can bet they will pay it again the first chance they get.