WHY SEX AND THE CITY HAS SO MUCH TO ANSWER FOR.....
If you're a woman of a certain age, we're pretty sure that you spent a large portion of your younger years watching SATC marathons. We grew up with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. They lulled us into a sense of security that when you grew up, it would be easy to stay close to your friends, go out for cocktails or even a posh breakfast once in a while.
As the seasons progressed, so did their lives. We watched their kids seamlessly slot into their social calendar and the idea of this glamorous lifestyle never faltered.
You envisaged your life in the Big City. *Sashays down high street in designer dress and strappy heels* You firmly believed that every Sunday, you would turn up looking pristine to brunch. You would while away the hours sharing the intimate details of your relationship, sex life and fabulous existence. All the while little 'Brady' sat silently at the table!.....How we laugh now!
Let's face it. SATC gave us an unrealistic expectation on life. Getting your friends together, in the same place, at the same time, is like trying to reunite the actual cast of Friends. Turning up for some posh nosh without baby sick, poo, or both, covering at least some of your outfit is practically a miracle!
We normally have conversations (can it still be called a conversation when you actually can't string a sentence together!) with our friends that are interjected with 'Can you smell that?', 'No, don't touch that!', 'Just give Mummy ONE minute!'.
So we're starting a movement. The GirlGang movement. Although we know how difficult it is to find the time to have a night off. It's IMPORTANT. Time with your GirlGang is time well spent. It's time to re-charge. So you can go back to being that kick ass Mama as soon as you set your foot back through the door.
Whether you manage a night off once a month or once a week. On a Wednesday or a Saturday (haha GOOD LUCK!) For that one night, enjoy your 'SATC life'. You deserve it.
Team PicPop x