We're parents now. That's not to say that parents don't have fun (I had my fair share of the open bar and paid for it all day yesterday), but we're not free and loose like we might have been in the past. And it hit me like a ton of bricks at the wedding. We had something very much in common with the people at our table--our kid(s). Having Noah and being solely responsible for him is a huge undertaking and has really forced me to "grow up" in these past months. I no longer feel like I am playing house with Tim...we're actually living this life and truly enjoying it. I look at the pictures my 21 year old brother puts up on his Facebook page and I reminisce about my own 21 year old experiences and for a few minutes I might pine for those days. And then I look at Noah and see that my life has a different trajectory now. As a parent, and therefore an adult (no matter how old you are when you have a baby, it makes you grow up), what I consider "fun" is morphing into something new. Late nights out at the bar just don't exist for me anymore and that's ok. My fun now involves making Noah laugh just so by tickling his cheeks. Or blowing raspberries on his chubby belly. And it is so fantastic.
My love for all things silly and immature will always be there, just below the adult-like surface, this I can promise. But from now on, it's Noah's job to be the child, and my job to show him how fun life can be.