By: Shannon Ralph
Being a forty-something woman smack dab in the prime of my child-rearing years, most of my friends have children around the same age as mine. Occasionally, I will make the naively optimistic decision to invite all of my friends—and their children—to my house for dinner. Or a barbecue. Or a game night. Or a thinly-veiled cry for help.
On these occasions, the adults might have a couple of beers or a few glasses of wine. We may play a round or two of Cards Against Humanity. We’ll chat. We’ll laugh. Our “party” may even go past 8pm if we are feeling particularly wild and crazy.
At the end of the night, however, it becomes painfully apparent to everyone that the children were the ones doing the real partying all along. Our house looks like a scene from the movie Animal House.
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Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian
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