There’s a group of us school mums who get together at each others’ houses on Fridays every couple of weeks or so. A quick dash home to change out of school uniforms and over we go. The kids are aged from 1 to 10, with lots more girls than boys. They run riot outside (after dark! It’s so exciting!) while us mums drink wine and sort out the world. Later the men show up and we order in pizzas using some ridiculously cheap voucher or another. Last night there were 28 people for dinner.
It’s such a lovely way to close a week and strengthen friendships.
So, this week I’m grateful for…
251. Getting together – casual, easy, relaxed and refreshing. The more I get to know those school mums, the more I love them.
252. Random friendships – especially for the children. They hang out with their little Friday night group because we mums chose each other. That little mixed gang of kids has become so fond of each other. I think kids need these kinds of random friendships in their lives.
253. Opening up – I love how friendships develop from light chats about the weather into heart to hearts about our internal changeable weather.
Link opens 10am Sydney time each Friday.
It’s a beautiful way to be.