This post is dedicated to all my present and past friends…
Remember Me Friend… when we used to hang out before I had kids. I didn’t have a worry in the world. Suddenly my kids entered the world and you no longer call me, you no longer text me, and you no longer invite me.
Girls night, lunches, and after-work get-togethers used to be so much fun but then my responsibilities got the best of me. Why bother right? You know that I can’t leave my babies.
To the friends that have no children, I sometimes envy your freedom as you post your fabulous worry-free life across social media. I genuinely like your pics and videos because I am that kind of friend. Just because I’m not there with you doesn’t mean I don’t want to be, it simply means I can’t.
To the friends that have older children, I sometimes wonder if you forgot what it was like when your children were younger. I want to ask you if you remember how hard it was to leave your children even for 1 hour to get a haircut let alone a girls night out.
To the friends that still find the time to call me and ask me how my life is going, I thank you! I am still your friend 🙂
Remember how times and children have changed us? I no longer have time for even myself, I have mom duties, wife duties, and work duties.
I still go out now but I do so with 3 extra people and I still get to party but I do so now with cakes, balloons, and presents and while I mostly have a one-way conversation throughout the day, I do so now with more laughter than ever.
Remember me, friend… I hope you do remember because I do, and while you no longer see us having anything in common remember why that is… remember that one day my kids will be all grown up and I will be free just like you. But I won’t be your friend!