SAHMs Gone Wild

We’ve ditched the Britney Spears routine in my weekly hip hop dance class and we’re now learning dance moves to Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back that include the snake wave ya’ll (said in my best Britney Spears voice). I don’t run into any problems during the warm up but there is once stretch called a pretzel stretch that, as you can imagine from the name, nearly kills me. The other night during the pretzel stretch I started to get the mother of all Charley horses up the back of my left leg. Thankfully I circumvented it before I ended up face down on the floor crying like a baby.

There were only three of us in class Wednesday and the other two moms are SAHMs. They remarked that although it was a blessing to stay home with their kids, it was definitely a tough job. To which I gave a hearty Amen. They both said they really enjoyed hip hop class because it was a break and a chance to get out of the house. As one mom said, “I told my husband, this is my time!”

I have to admit that one of the nice benefits of going into an actual office four days a week is the luxury of sitting and checking my e-mail and drinking my coffee in the mornings without someone asking me to wipe their bottom.

We don’t have dance class the week of spring break. While we’ll be at the beach the other moms mentioned they’ll be in town. Our instructor said, “Ladies DON’T tell your husbands you don’t have class! Go do something fun!”

And because I am so incredibly spontaneous and wild I immediately added, “Yeah, go to Starbucks!”

So the next time you find yourself out on the town, footloose and fancy free, don’t get a tattoo, don’t go dancing on a table…just hit the caffeine on a weeknight.

What would you do if you found yourself with an hour to yourself on a week night? All kidding aside, Starbucks solo sounds nice. I’d probably hit Target or TJ Maxx, too. Be still my beating heart.


  1. Bluegrass Mama says:

    Starbucks would be nowhere on my list of places to go on a free night. Even their decaf keeps me awake! I might go to our local coffee shop, though, but only if it was Thursday. That’s when all their wine is half price.

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  2. melissa says:

    i took hip hop this past summer. i loved it!! it was so different from my usual ballet…obviously!!
    luckily, i get some free time during the day but an hour at night…by myself…
    the bookstore!!

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  3. Lisa says:

    I’d probably hit the starbucks in Target, and maybe just go to the bookstore & read a magazine. oh how lovely 😉
    PS – you are such a rock star for going to your own dance class. I want to have MY own dance class! Can’t you just see me – almost 32 weeks pregnant bringing sexy back? Oh wait – that would so scare sexy away!

  4. Nikki says:

    I love that you take hip hop classes. How fun and refreshing! I’m not a mom…yet… but I hope I’m able to do the same when I am!

    Found you through a “pingback” on my blog. Thanks for the shout-out on the Oreo ice cream. I’ll have to bookmark your blog for future ‘mom’ planning! 🙂

  5. Arielle says:

    My absolute favorite thing to do is go to my 6pm step aerobics class on Mondays and Wednesdays. Hurray for gym exercise classes!

  6. Keiy says:

    You should spend your “me-time” wisely, going to Starbucks will do fine. I myself like to sit alone with the unknowns around and a cup of coffee in front of me, thinking deeply of what I have done.

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