Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Oops I did it again.....................

Obviously, Adam and I don't go out a ton.  Besides the fact it is extremely expensive to do so,  my dear responsible husband doesn't particularly like to drink a lot, break it down on the dance floor, and feel exhausted for the next 2-3 days paying for just a few hours of fun. I, on the other hand, well.......let's just make the caged animal comparison and you'll get the picture.  I love live music, being with friends, engaging in a few cocktails, and apparently getting on stage and singing the classic "Fight for Your Right" by Beastie Boys. I don't know why the 15 year-old boy in me feels the desperate need to break free, but he's in there and that song brings him out for sure.  Of course, I realize the lyrics are inappropriate and borderline offensive, but it's not like I sing it in my living room (shower yes, living room, no) Because I have done the "stage thing" on more than one occasion, it has caused some, shall we say, domestic issues. And, as I am embarking on 40 (yes, it has taken this long!), I am starting to see (a little bit) Adam's point-it might be time to retire from the stage to the front row (I am not giving up the front row under any circumstances!) Big sad sigh.
But like any adolescent boy, I am not going down without a fight. Therefore, I decided to make a Pro and Con list and let it decide if I continue to embarrass myself in public.

Pros                                                                                     Cons

It's harmless fun                                                               I look ridiculous

It keeps me young                                                            I'm not young

It makes the middle-aged band feel good                    I have my own self-esteem to worry about

Everyone has a release and it's harmless                     If my son found out, he would be mortified

You can still get a little crazy and be a good Mom      My definition of crazy may be skewed

Dancing is great stress relief                                            And it can be done off stage, apparently

Exercise                                                                                Sadly, I am sore the next day

In the case of a tie-Pro's WIN!
In all seriousness, this has caused some severe anxiety over the past few days and as Adam and I fought about it discussed it I asked him, "you wouldn't want me to change who I am" and he gave a classic response, "sometimes you just need to be less of who you are."  Truer words have never been spoken.  I will take his opinion into consideration, but I am not making any promises!

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