Hurray and Yippee and Woohoo and all the rest.
It is Mammy’s Christmas night out.
It is Mammy’s favourite night out of the year. There shall be glitter and bubbles and giggles and snaughles. There shall be grapeness and cheeseness and obesity-on-a-plateness.
There shall be affirmations of friendships and reminders of “I wub you” and we shall remind each other many times tonight just how much we ought to do this more often, even though for the most part, it’ll be next Christmas before we crush a cup of wine with each other again.
And the most excitingful thing about this particular Christmas party, is that it involves a hotel. As in a sleepover with my girlies!
And so while my colleagues all head off this afternoon to get hair and makeup done, Mammy here is going STRAIGHT to the heavenly heaven that is the hotel, to be ALL ALONE for at least 2 hours. Mammy shall purchase a glass of something fablisly alcoholic and head up to the clean and quiet room, where she will have some very rare time to herself before her roomies arrive. Mammy shall put on some music and place all of the Muckup that she usually has to keep up high and away from grubby hands out onto the dressing table. It shall look pretty and after a while, so might Mammy, if not by the muckup and brushes, by the grapes and dim lights of the bar!
And I shall partake in the cinerellafication ALL ALONE, without saying such things as “Ah AH AH!!” or “Noooo, we don’t touch Mammy’s eyeshadow”, and I shall apply eyeliner without a child swinging on my leg. And then my buddies shall arrive, already beautified and ready to pretend that we are 21 again. We shall go downstairs to join our other wonderfully jovial and joyeous colleagues and we shall sip herbal tea and have sophisticated and ladylike conversations…
And then pigs shall fly and one legged ducks shall stop swimming in circles…
Bring on the glitterification. Bring on the grapes. Bring on the giggles of the sleepover with my girls. Bring on the fun and feck it, bring on the fuzzy head of tomorrow, for it shall be greeted by no alarm clock, a sleepin until at least 9am and a breakfast that someone else shall cook for me.
If you’re on your Christmas night out tonight, enjoy it and be safe, you Beautiful thing you !