As one of the group who is always slightly lagging behind the rest, there are many adjustments to be made. First spouses make an appearance and you find yourself being the single friend who everyone loves and indulges. You are so happy that love is a-flowing and couples are being made in heavan and on the earth, you celebrate with them, and melt into the couples dynamics. Then babies turn up. You have bagged a spouse but as per the course you are still lagging. Babies bring a complete change. Breakfasts with girlfriends have a whole new twist with little nodding heads attracting buckets of attention; the universal love for babies takes you by serious surprise. Dinners sometimes move to early times, and sometimes become ice cream plans. You find yourself not batting an eyelid. You find yourself going along with the wave because thats the wave your friends are on. You understand it-it’s a different phase. You’re in a different place. And that’s fine.
Then along comes an easy monday breakfast. You are’nt expecting it, but somehow all the babies have been left at home. It’s adult entertainment, parents supervise pls, no children here- Not a One. There’s conversation without clanging pans (sorry guys you know i love them regardless hehehe) there’s laughter without distracted mommies, there’s mad content with all bodies present physically and mentally, and there is banter- BANTER i tell you, and you find yourself loving it- almost more than you should. You realize you did miss this. You did crave this. You also realize it’s okay to think that.
So mommies and daddies- i love you all. I do. I just also love you without the titles, sometimes without the offsprings, sometimes free-spirited, sometimes impractical- just as my friends 🙂