A night out. Even better, a night out with just the girls. No half-caught conversations, while trying to keep the attention of a 4 year old focused, over dinner. Just us. We've known each other for about 3 and a half years now (or darn near close enough). Our commonality- we are moms, we all gave birth around 4 years ago, give or take a month or two.
We see each other on a regular basis, planning outtings with the 4 year olds in mind. Mall play areas, our homes, parks, walks, museums, and everywhere in between. Our children have grown up together and don't give a passing thought to that significance.
And...every few months, we decide we must have a night to ourselves. Yes, it's as you would imagine, all talk about our kids. We sometimes try to steer away from the "kid talk", but it only happens for brief moments through out the night. The bottom line is we love our kids. Our conversations give us the opportunity to grow as a mom, learn new things, pass along "been there" advice. And of course to laugh a little. We all need to laugh a little.
Thanks ladies for the friendship, the mommy shoulder, an occasional grown up night out, and some really great friends for the girls to grow up with.. (we miss you--MH!!)