New Year’s Eve, probably the most hyped up event in the social calendar. Where everybody is expected to be doing something that’s fun, sophisticated and way cooler than everyone else.
Unless you’re a parent that is….. then you’re not expected to be any of those things, no matter how hard you try to be considered cool (do the kids still say that?) or relevant.
For all the parents of young children out there, I present to you:
New Year’s Eve – The Expectation vs The Reality
A beautifully clean house; after all, start the New Year as you mean to go on, right?
House looks like a bomb has hit it, the hoover broke when you vacuumed up a child’s toy (abandoned 1 minute after opening on Christmas day), just kick whatever you can under the sofa and pour a glass of wine. You may as well see the year out in the same manner in which you saw it in.
Toast the New Year with best friends and bottles of prosecco.
The prosecco ran out at 7pm, the cheap wine from the local garage ran out at 10:30pm. Everyone’s too tired and an early start beckons. Your friends have gone home to bed.
Wish your other half a Happy New Year and share a romantic kiss.
As the clock strikes midnight you are 2/3rds of the way through the latest Avengers movie, your other half is asleep and you’re developing a crush on Hawkeye, even after discovering his real name is Clint.
The first half an hour into the New Year will be spent replying to all your friends who want to wish you health and happiness for the year ahead.
Your friends are all asleep, as you will be once the Avengers is over. At 12:40 you reluctantly turn off the tv, text your Mum (who is out having a spectacular New Year celebration) and go to bed.