Do you remember when it was 9:00 pm and we would just begin to make plans? Dancing, drinks, going to the city, whatever… No planners, email, calendar, oh, and yeah, kids? Lately, it has been hard for us to get together. I can’t imagine why, (my sarcasm here).
Perhaps it is the fact that we each have 1, 2, 3, or 4 kids in tow. Maybe it is the fact that we live far away. It doesn’t matter is you are on a different coast or a half hour away. When you are a mom, an impromtu get together is extremely challenging. Arrangements, babysitters, oopps, baby is sick, need to reschedule. On the way to you, Little miss vomited. So many things get in the way.
Whether we speak every couple of day or every couple of months, please know that I cherish our friendships. It’s tough. If we admit that, that is half the battle. I wish it were easier. Do you think we should have moved into the dorms with our families? Would that have helped? We could have bought a building in the city and made it work? hmm
I think that is the power of a strong friendship – even if you are unable to be there on a daily basis, you know that there are certain people out there that genuinely care for you and would do anything for you if you needed them in an emergency.
College is already 13 years ago. High School – eeeekkkk
Let this post show that I am thinking of you and look forward to the time where my iPhone calendar says I’m free and you’re free and we can have our own “playdate”.
Love & Roses,
I liked your post! I think this is the perfect way to blog a letter to a friend. I was never much for going out, but I can relate to not having the time to go anywhere or do anything…and I only have one kid!
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Crystal Allure says
Awww -that's so sweet! (and so true). Granted I don't have kids but you'd think I did with my brothers 4. Even without kids I have found it just as difficult to get together with friends for various reasons. So I can completely relate and think I just might go drop them all a quick email that I'm thinking of them.
What a heartwarming letter to your friends. Your love shines thru and it's so funny about the vomiting Little Miss – memory lane! Ah, those good old days of dressing up to go somewhere and the beautiful bebe boy you love beyond belief… tosses his cookies on your shoulder and down your back!!
Great letter. It really does sound like you are talking to your friends.
I remember those times well. My youngest is twelve now. I can't tell you how much I revel in the freedom to walk out the door almost whenever I want without worrying about them. Still crazy busy, but if I do find some time I no longer have to get a babysitter.
Your time will come.
I LOVE this post!! It's sooo true, too! I think I may steal this idea and write my own letter to friends (if you don't mind lol)
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I know how you feel! Sometimes I feel like it's been ages since I've hung out with a grownup other than my hubs or mom. Even though plans fall through many times, I've noticed that planned outings work best. Hope you get to see your friends soon!
Kerri I just love this. I can remember our sca days like it was yesterday…but sooo wasn't..lol.