Last night, Scott (my husband) and I went out for dinner at one of our local restaurants. We settled into our table and my attention was drawn to a group of ladies sitting at the bar. They were laughing, talking, drinking and having an all around good time. I felt a twinge of envy and realized that I couldn’t recall the last time I went out with the girls.
Now, Scott is my best friend, we love hanging out together. We love our date nights, going out to dinner and movies, but there is something to be said for girls night out. In fact, I think it’s a necessary part of a woman’s life. If only because we love to talk and we do it differently than men do.
My conversations with Scott are very one-sided and sound something like this…
“So I went to the grocery store today, they completely changed the produce aisles around, I couldn’t find anything for the longest time, everything was in a new place…are you listening?...so anyway, then I stopped by Starbucks and saw Christine, she got a new haircut…Scott, you aren’t listening, put your phone down…”
That same conversation with a girlfriend would go something like this…
“So I went to the grocery store today…” “Oh my God, I was there yesterday, they completely changed the produce aisles!” “I know, I could barely find anything…and did I mention I ran into Christine?” “Didn’t you love her new haircut?”
Girl talk is fast paced, highly charged and very interactive. Men are bottom-line people. “Tell me your story in 10 words or less and move along. Better yet”, they say, “can you email it? I will read it during half-time.”
Girl’s night out is essential to a woman’s mental health and I’m certain my husband would appreciate the quiet time. Yes, what I need is a playdate. Now, I just have to find a group of ladies….