I really became a suburban wife

I always wondered what other wives did in their "mom" groups once the kids went to bed.

If I'm not with my own friends - many of whom are single and have no children - then I'm with some of our "couple" friends.

But what do moms do when they're not playing mom and it's a Friday night?


My friend, Susan, invited me to her house. A group of moms have a monthly gathering to play and they needed a few more players.

I was apprehensive. I had never played. And aside from Susan, I knew no one. Plus it's hay fever season and I can barely breathe.

But I went. And I quickly realized that these moms got together to drink. And socialize. And commiserate.

And before I knew it, I was one of them, chatting about lazy husbands and crazy neighbors.

It all seemed so normal.

And then thoughts of playing again another night danced thru my head.

Yes, I have entered the world of suburbia.


  1. We used to have a bunco group in my old neighborhood which turned into more of a get together than playing. I think I'll have to start bunco up again. It's a good excuse to get out of the house.

    PS: I gave your blog the Arte y Pico award. Come get it.

  2. haha...my sister in law is a stay at home mom who plays bunco twice a month....I always wondered what she did at her bi-monthly games...now, I know.

  3. Awww, another convert. Wait til you win some dough - then it's all over.

  4. Susan, Dad2Amara said the same thing! He actually is encouraging me to try it again to try and make a few extra bucks :)


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