I don't understand why people want to say that I party too much, but they won't say it to my face, they just make vague and condescending posts on facebook or talk about me behind my back.
I go to school full time and I work part-time. Almost ALL of my free time is spent with the kids except for 10pm to 2am on Wednesday nights (karaoke night, I like to sing) and the kids are ready for bed by the time I leave and I am back home way before they wake up. Yet, my SIL constantly talks about me behind my back because she thinks I party too much. My kids don't care that I go out on Wednesdays and DH is usually there with me when I go, so why should they even care? My SILS best friend always makes posts about moms who never grew up after they had kids and refuse to put their childish party days behind them.
My question is, WHERE in the parenting rule book does it say that mom and dad are NEVER supposed to have a night away from the house and kids? Oh, and its ok for DH to go and do what he wants to do, but if I go with him I am being "neglectful". She has made snide comments in front of me to MIL saying "I just don't understand why they spend money on going out and drinking when she should be at home. It costs more for her to go out too, why can't she just stay home and let him go by himself?". MIL tells her to mind her own business...and what she doesn't know is that MIL comes out and hangs out with us sometimes!
They aren't the only ones that say stuff, but they are the main ones. I just don't get what is wrong with what we do? We take the kids out at least a couple of times per week, we have family night a couple of nights a week, play card and board games with the kids, watch movies, take them to the splash park down the road...so WHY are we not allowed to have OUR time?!
Oh, and *GASP*! Sometimes, when we go out, we drink...sometimes its when the kids are away from home...if the kids aren't at home, when we get a buzz we turn on some Tool, turn the portable mirror light ball on in the room and get FREAKY! She would probably DIE if she knew that! LMAO!
I think people that have anything to say about parents that go out a night or two a week are jealous because they can't or won't do it themselves. End of story. SIL can bite my ass.