Friends come and go in and out of our lives. They always have and they always will. True friends will be by your side through thick and thin. Through a silly argument or a major fight. When you have a baby you really learn who your true friends are and you make new friends along the way.
Over the last 6 months I have really figured out who my true friends are. They are the ones that check in daily, weekly or monthly. They have taken the time to get to know Monster. We get together despite it having to be earlier in the day or around our busy schedule. They understand if we have to cancel last minute because Monster is having a grumpy day. I have drifted from some of my friends since having Monster. I am hoping that one day we will reconnect. However communication is a 2-way street and I can’t always be the one making first contact especially with a baby in tow.
I have also developed new friendships and have had acquaintances turn into friends. Our babies have brought us together. The great thing about babies is the friends it creates not only for them but for us Mom’s as well.
There are a few ladies that I was friends with before having children and now that we have children I feel that we have gotten closer. It helps when you have babies to bring you together. I love that our children are growing up together and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. It’ll be exciting watching them go from parallel play to actually playing together whether it’s house, super heroes or tag in the backyard. Monster already gets excited when we say we are going to see Lucas or Logan or Cadence (her only female friend at this time). It is the same excitement she gets when we see her Aunt’s, Uncle’s or Grandfather’s. I am really looking forward to seeing where her and my friendships take us in the future. Especially with some friends that are expecting this year!