A Happy Reunion

We just returned from a lovely reunion of the core friends of the Working Moms’ Group that I was a part of and organized for two years when Lucas was a toddler. Deidre hosted it at her place and Kelly and Ambrosia, Karen and Toby, and Crystal and Kayla attended, as well as the four of us. Deidre has a 4-year-old (Alex) and a new baby (Jace) who is 9 months old. It was surprisingly fun to get together again, perhaps it was because of the long hiatus since our last gathering, or perhaps it was because it didn’t have the obligation of being an official Moms’ Group meeting. Or maybe it was because the whole idea of the Sunday supper was Deidre’s and not mine, and I didn’t have to bang a drum to get everybody on board. It just fell together beautifully and effortlessly. 

Our kids didn’t quite know what to make of each other—they are all two years older now and didn’t really remember playing together when they were small. But they made it through—had some fun and some difficulty, just like every social interaction with the under-5 set. At least they didn’t interrupt our conversation as much as they used to.

We are all now in different places than we were back then: some have changed jobs, one divorced her gambling-addict husband, two of us have had another baby. It was interesting to catch up and I’m pleased that they all seem to be happy.

It reminded me how nice it is to be in the company of smart, caring, talented, career-minded mothers. I don’t get enough time to socialize like this, but I’m going to try to add more into my mix. Kids are great, but spending time with friends is important too.

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