Yesterday, "Cherub" and I had lunch with a few Mums and kids from the Mums group I belong to. It was nice seeing everyone and to hear what everyone's been up to.
Its great when you can chat to someone who understands what you are going through whether it's with the kids or finding a spare second to yourself...even if it is a couple minutes so you can go to the toilet in peace! All I'd like is a few minutes so I can drink my coffee while it's still hot.
Unfortunately, the Mums group doesn't catch up that frequently anymore. Several Mums have returned to work making it hard for everyone to catchup, plus there's been a few Mums who have moved away from the area so the group has reduced in size.
I have been lucky to make a couple of good friends out of the group. We communicate with each other fairly regularly, usually its a quick email or text, but it's really nice when I get a phone call or text message <insert social media type here> from one of them to say "Hi".
One friend has moved closer to the City, so catchups with her and her kids will be few and far between. If I wasn't so terrible at navigating, I would drive myself and the girls over to her place, but it seems so daunting to me as I've never driven that far on my own. Hubby is planning a drive with me one day so I can find the easiest (more like less stressful) way to her place.
While I don't have a huge group of friends, I find it's better to have quality friendships rather than a quantity of friends. So this week I am grateful for my friends.