We had a cul-de-sac party last night. They're great fun - all of us who actually live on the cul-de-sac as well as most of the "street people" - folks on the street leading up to it. We pull a grill and tables and chairs out into the cul-de-sac. One family provides hot dogs/burgers and we all bring something to share and coolers full of beer and kids run around like mad. It's chaos. And this morning I am still so overstimulated I feel a bit ill.
You see, give me a beer or two and some adult conversation (which I am sorely lacking through the week) and the next morning I'm guaranteed to wake up with a verbal hangover. I feel like I talked everyone's ears off last night. They're probably all rolling their eyes at me and I feel so embarrassed. It's not that I talked about anything inappropriate, it's just that I feel like I talked and talked and talked and talked. I always feel that way after parties. I hate it. I wish I could "play it cool" like I used to be able to. I just get so excited to have people to talk to - I have to make up for days of my biggest conversations revolving around convincing Kate to let me change her diaper or stay seated in the shopping cart. I feel like such a dork.