New Year’s Eve always carries with it a certain amount of hype. You always feel like you should be doing something amazing and epic to ring in the new year, but then things never turn out the way you planned and you end up eating a bowl of ice cream at home and watching Dick Clark for the 18,000th time and feeling like a loser. Or maybe that’s just me. But, when you have a little one, your NYE is pretty much bound to be lame unless you can convince someone to give up their chance at an “epic New Year’s” to stay home with your kid…unlikely. So, instead of getting all down in the mouth about it, just reframe your thinking: “Staying in is the new going out!” Here are 5 reasons why staying in on New Year’s Eve is even better than going out.
Less pressure 1 of 5NYE always carries with it a certain amount of hype. There's an expectation that you should be doing something amazing and epic. But, guess what? When you're a parent who gets little down time - a night spent on your couch sounds pretty freaking epic.
The company is better 2 of 5Forget all the douchey club-goers - you get to be at home with the ones you love - family and friends. What more could you ask for?
The drinks are cheaper and you don’t need a D.D. 3 of 5Call me a cheapskate, but I don't get all that excited about spending $12 on a watered down cocktail from a bar. My husband can make a pretty darn good drink at home for a fraction of the price and as an added bonus, no one has to worry about who's going to be the designated driver. It's a win/win.
You don’t have to wear sparkles 4 of 5...Unless you want to. For some reason, somewhere along the line, someone decided that sparkles and New Years should be BFF's. I'm not anti-sparkle or anything, but I don't like feeling pressured into sparkliness, you know what I mean? If you want to wear sparkles for your night in, more power to you? If a sweatshirt is more your speed? So much the better.
Your bed is nearby 5 of 5If you start fading before the ball drops? No problem - you're bed is only a short walk away.
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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