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Babysugar Diaries: From Hangover to Mommyover

On my bus ride into work the other day, I noticed one of the regular riders on board. Typically, the fashionable Lucy Liu look-a-like is suited up to the nines for a day in the office. This particular day, however, she looked like a wreck — perhaps too many martinis and not enough sleep the night before.

As I sat there wondering about her personal life (which shows you how interesting mine is), I came to a sad realization. I used to be that girl. Back in my NYC days, I used to drag myself to work and wonder whose paper I could grab at the last minute if I started to heave from a heavy night of partying. Thankfully, I never had to resort to that. Gone are those days and to them, I say good riddance. In their place, age and mommyhood have taken their toll on me. So instead of looking a disaster from dancing on the bars until the wee hours of the morning, I look like a mess because my daughter was up all night with diarrhea and my nanny showed up late.

Unlike hangovers, a mommyover is not curable with a pill that restores your energy and it will not go away after a good long snooze. But, the smiles, giggles, pouts, hugs and kisses are sure to cure any mommyover in an instant.

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Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
Cute post! Although, I never look a wreck from a mommyover as I can't afford to show up to work looking disasterous and hangovers still do occassionally happen, they just require putting on a brave face and suffering the torture of a tambourine at 8am with a smile. ;-) I have a rule that it's not my son's fault maman drank too much bubbly the night before and he shouldn't pay for my stupidity!!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
The mommyover certainly sounds like the healthiest option ;)
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 8 years
awww, that's cute.
jessie jessie 8 years
now that i'm a parent...i never drink enough to have a hangover. i just like to keep a good buzz going thru the evening. but before kids....jack daniels and i were best friends..the night before and he'd come visit the next day too.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
trust me, a hangover can't be cured with a pill! but sleep normally does the trick!
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