It's time for the SECOND ANNUAL I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE LADIES NIGHT OUT! Mark your calendars for NOVEMBER 12TH! Last year was a terrific success and it's time to do it again! There are several cities hosting and hopefully you'll find one near you. If you're interested in hosting in your city, let me know and I'll get you on the list. Email me at [email protected]
If you're new around here and have no idea what I'm talking about, then read this:
A few years ago I wrote a post called Friends Are Hard to Find. I mentioned that believe it or not, I have a little difficulty in finding people who have any desire to hang out with me. When I wrote it, I was talking about myself, but suddenly my inbox and comments section blew up with "Me too!"
It got me thinking. There were a lot of us who were feeling the same way. Wouldn't it be cool if we could get together and have a laugh? I decided to invent PIWTPITT's Friends Night. I figured if nothing else, it would get some ladies out of the house and they could talk about how funny/insensitive/annoying/adorable/foul-mouthed/stupid I am.
Many, many women across the country stepped up and agreed to take charge of their local Friends Night. I planned the one for Kansas City, but I wasn't going to go.
It was a terrifying thought. Plus, I'd have to shower and find clean clothes to wear. That's a lot of work for strangers and I'd just downloaded a new book to my Kindle. I was busy, y'know?
And then the Hubs said, "Of course you're going. This is your idea. You're the one complaining you want a friend. All of these women are going because they feel the same way you do and now you're going to stay home and read all night?"
He brushed my hair and told me I was pretty and sent me on my way.
You know what happened?
He was right. I had fun. It was exactly what I needed. I needed to laugh and talk and just let loose.
Then I started hearing from women who missed that night. "When are you planning one for this year, Jen?" and "I'd love to go if you have one in my town, Jen."
I was reading some of these emails in my "office" (AKA the bathroom) while my children pounded on the door demanding food and help with homework. It was like Divine Intervention. I realized what I needed to do.
Sure, I could use a few more friends, but what I really wanted was to PEE ALONE.
I don't know if you're aware or not, but I put together an anthology called I Just Want to Pee Alone. I pulled together 36 women from across the country to write some of the most hilarious stories about motherhood you'll ever read. The book quickly became a best seller. It resonated with moms everywhere. Any woman who reads that book can find at least one story that speaks to her. I didn't know many of the contributors when I asked them to join me in the book, but we have formed a community together. It showed me that women need a place where they can go to escape the day to day drudgery. We all need that. It doesn't matter if you're a mother or not - I've seen those pictures of pets pawing under your bathroom door.
So, I declared a new holiday. I Just Want to Pee Alone Day!!!
It isn't like Mother's Day where you still have to go and see your own mother or do the dishes after your husband "cooks" for you or wear a lovely hand-crafted macaroni necklace all day. Nope. This day is all about doing what you want to do - guilt free - and you end the day having fun with a bunch of ladies who want to celebrate with you too!
So put on some pants (or a skirt, but we're really not that fancy) and join us!
Here is where you can find ALL OF THE PARTICIPATING CITIES. Check back often, because there will be new cities added and updates being made.
I have a few nights already set up in:
Kansas City - That's me, I'll be there!
Morristown, New Jersey
New Haven, CT
South Bend, IN
San Jose, CA
Ammon/Idaho Falls, ID
There are several cities hosting and hopefully you'll find one near you. If you're interested in hosting in your city, let me know and I'll get you on the list. Email me at [email protected]