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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Last Hurrah

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Last Hurrah

Every mother has one — that last day of freedom, when your life was still entirely yours — only you didn't realize it until after the fact. I remember mine.

My husband and I hopped a cab across the city and though it broke down halfway to our destination, we didn't care because it was before car seats, babysitters and bedtimes. My purse was the size of a wallet and my mini skirt would never have passed the bending-over-to-pick-up-your-tot-test. To see what happened,


When we finally arrived at our friend's party, we hung out on a sunny pier drinking cocktails and enjoying uninterrupted conversation. After that, the whole gang went to a watering hole for more drinks and dancing before we eventually went home in the wee hours of the morning knowing we could sleep through the next day.

A few days later, I peed on a stick and watched a thin pink line appear. And, realized that my last hurrah had unintentionally been my daughter's first. From that moment on, my life was no longer mine. Even when my husband and I have a night off or take a weekend away, our kids are always on our minds. And, we wouldn't trade that for anything.

Do you remember your last hurrah?

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mdela mdela 9 years
I do remember my last hurrah because it was December 29th. My best friends birthday at a wine bar. The wine was going down nicely and we were enjoying ourselves. We even ended up at a local dance club and danced until 2:30 - that's late for my 32-year old booty! The next day I thought, I'd better take that test. Sure enough, it was positive. No drinking on NYE for me! I'm happily 3 months preggers today and am feeling great! Do I miss the red wine? Absolutey, but I can wait a few more months :)
LizL LizL 9 years
For me, it was my birthday this year. A bunch of friends and I went to a bar, and then back to our apartment, where we had beer pong and a varity of jello shots. Good times!
stina829 stina829 9 years
Mine was a night of clubbing with my boyfriend. I had two drinks and got sick as a dog. I knew something wasn't right about that, so I bought a test the next day... And my son was born 7 1/2 months later!
abqmama abqmama 9 years
Mine was our friends wedding. We drove around in the limo all night drinking with our friends. A week later, I found out I was pregnant.
shelnew19 shelnew19 9 years
Mine was a night out with my husband at a reggae club. It is amazing how you have no idea how different things will become.
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 9 years
mmm well put. kids do change everything
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