Wednesday, September 15, 2010
So a couple of friends decided to take me to lunch for my birthday yesterday. I got all dolled up and headed over to Ipanema to be a lady that lunches for a day.
Of course, since it´s my birthday, my friend opened some champagne to toast me before lunch. Then once we arrive at lunch, the white wine flowed like water. A good time was had by all.
Then 5pm rolled around and I had to remember I am a Mommy. I hopped into a cab to rush over to the school. Amazing how a couple of glasses of wine will make you forget the time. But I was fine, I kept telling myself.
And I was. I had a light buzz going on but nothing irresponsible.
I don´t know what happened the moment I entered the school but that light felt much heavier. I felt like a 16 year old that had just snuck off campus to smoke a cigarette during break. Omg, I couldn´t be buzzed at my kids´school! That´s just wrong!
That´s when I remembered I live in Brazil. If it were the US, Child services would have been called and I would have to explain the whole, I just turned 30 and I swear I only had 2, maybe 3 glasses! Then again, the school has wild monkeys running around. They show the kids and think it´s cute. In my country, Animal services would be called and those cute little things would be tasered and dragged away.
So what have I learned? I´ve learned that Brazil is a much safer place for a celebrating Mom and cute wild animals. Thank goodness for that!