Have you heard of The Pump and Dump Show?
Described as a one-of-a-kind, interactive, live comedy production that is the Ultimate Mom’s Night Out, The Pump and Dump Show is coming to the Hudson Valley on Thursday March 16th for a show at Levity Live Comedy Club in West Nyack, NY (just a short trip over the Hudson River in the Palisades Mall).
Combining hysterical original songs like Lies We Tell Ourselves and Eat Your F-ing Food with irreverent humor, games, prizes, and more, the “Band of Mothers Tour” is a cathartic night away from the kids hosted by lifelong friends and comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee.
I got a chance to pick Shayna’s brain a bit on the show and how it all got started…
Between my husband’s weird work schedule, my neuroticism about the people who I let watch my children, extracurricular activities and straight up laziness, we don’t get out alone very often. In fact, “date night” at our house generally consists of Netflix and ice cream. Most of the time, that’s totally ok. We’re busy and tired and it’s easy. But it’s also really, really nice to have a little chunk of time set aside once in a while when you aren’t listening for the pitter patter of feet above your head.
Enter date morning.
Yeah. I know. It’s weird. But bear with me.
With the girls back in school—and our littlest one in full time now [insert teary sobfest here]—we’ve found ourselves with a little pocket of time some mornings between when the bus comes and when my husband has to be at work. Instead of using it to scroll through Instagram or chortle at Twitter (that last one is all him, by the way), we now have a running (albeit untraditional) date: a two-mile morning walk along the river.
No, it’s not drinks or a movie, but we’re willing to work with what we’ve got—and if there’s anything I’ve learned since becoming a mom, it’s that sometimes you have to get creative.
Luckily, there are a lot of pretty trailways in Westchester to take advantage of before the snow rolls in. Many of them are paved and perfect for walking with strollers or little walkers if you’re looking to get them outdoors and in the sunshine. While we love the RiverWalk, which runs just about top to bottom of the county, there are so many other options!