Being a young dad, I am still inclined to party every so often. So this weekend offered the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, eat some food and enjoy some football.
The Super Bowl is a chance for football fans and non-football fans to enjoy each others company, socialize and shush each other during the commercials (can we not concentrate on the game instead?).
Our get together consisted of three men, three women, and two toddlers. Although we cooked a large meal and some of us had a few beers, the party was quite mellow. The children took much of the attention off the game and my daughter provided many laughs for everyone who attended. It was the first Super Bowl party I attended that had a tea party.
Since having a child, two major things have changed within my life:
- I enjoy a long sleep
- My night life has settled substantially
This is not necessarily a bad thing. The choice to go out and party in a smelly, sweaty and loud bar or hang out with my daughter playing, dancing and singing is hardly a choice at all. Although the smelly bar is appealing...my daughter is the best part of my life.
Party with a toddler can still be done but caution must be taken. Remember you are still a parent and your child is watching you at all times. Set an example.