Mom’s Night Off

No cooking allowed

No cooking allowed

Who needs to get all dressed up, spend the day cooking and cleaning to enjoy a night relaxing with friends? Not me! I enjoy girl time just as much as the next guy, er girl, but sometimes I’m just plain pooped with no vitametavegamin in sight.

Know what I mean?

I was feeling this way a few weeks ago, but still wanted to get together with my mama and girlfriends, so I did something radical… Mom’s Night Off! (and I don’t mean radical in the 80’s surfer-dude kind of way, but in the 60’s war protesters kind of way. Did you get that?)

I invited everyone over and because I’m bossy I gave them a list of rigid rules and regulations.

The flyer went something like this: (Actually, it went exactly like this because I copied and pasted it here.)

Mom’s Night Off!

The Rules:
• You MUST wear comfy clothing!
• You MUST NOT bring anything homemade to eat!
• Please do bring your favorite pre-made snack! I’m talking bags or boxes here, people. No prep!
• That’s it!

I’d like to spend some time sharing and praying for one another, and then play a game or something. We could very well end up sitting around talking all night, and that’d be fine, too. Let’s just see what happens!

I LOVE to have people over, and I love to cook, but I think for Mom’s night off, we should forbid ourselves to go all out like we usually do. Let’s commit to only getting pre-made snacks and wearing our comfiest clothes! Are ya with me? (Note: Do you like how I added this in to make it sound less bossy? And I wanted to be extra-clear that I wasn’t just being a lazy slob. Not sure now that it worked.)

Let me know if you’ll be there… Just don’t let me catch you cookin’ or curlin’ your hair!

PS: Snuggies optional

Confession: I almost changed the all caps and multiple exclamation points because I’m kind of embarrassed now at just how bossy I am. But I’m keepin’ it real, yo.

And I’m not going to name names but one of my friends (Elissa) came with her hair all pretty. I forgave her.

Could you use a night off?

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  1. “I invited everyone over and because I’m bossy I gave them a list of rigid rules and regulations.”

    i love that! so glad its not just me who does that :)

  2. What a great idea! And since I don’t cook and always stress about get-togethers, I would have jumped at the chance to come to a party like this. I would have brought Cheez-its!
    .-= Shelli @ Hopefully Devoted´s last blog ..Letting Go =-.

  3. In my own defense…..
    I tell the hair stylist to make it look like my hair is suppose to be sticking up in every direction cause that’s what it’s going to do anyway!

    Loved the girl’s night!
    .-= Elissa´s last blog ..Star Wars and the Battle of the Loose Tooth =-.

  4. Love, love, Love this idea! I may have to steal it!

  5. This sounds like fun!! We do these every now and then and usually end up talking all night. Love it!!

    PS. I do my hair, too:)

    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Friday Favs, Exciting News {& a layout} =-.

  6. That sounds so nice and relaxing!!
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..The Real Art of Conversation =-.

  7. What a GREAT idea!!!
    .-= Rhonda´s last blog ..Good Friday =-.

  8. It was way cool to have zero expectations about the two things that clutter my mind during these get-togethers:
    1.Home made food–so that everyone can oooh and ahhh over my expertise in the kitchen (when often all I want to do is KFC it).
    2. What dazzling outfit can I squeeze into? Oh wait–that ship has tug boated away–Comfort has been my MO for way longer than I care to admit.
    We had a blast.

  9. That sounds like a wonderful idea. On my birthday I am having a Tastefully Simple party. I am not cooking anything.

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