Pyjama Friends

Possum is 6 years 1 month

Bandicoot is 3 years 11 months

Little Possum is 1 year 5 months (17 months)

 

Do you have pyjama friends?  I do.

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These are two very special friends of mine.  We are all Mums of kindergarten and under kids, mostly boys (until Little Princess crashed the testosterone party), and boys of particular temperaments.

We know what life can be like.

And we love each other dearly.

Today, both these girls came to visit (for a total of five kids under the age of four).  This is what we refer to as time out for Mumma.

My friend Sam-O, you already know.  We went to high school together-where she was in the cool, A-crowd and I was a nerd (had to put that in for you, Sammy!), (our Mum’s were friends, too), then lost touch, then, thanks to facebook, discovered that we lived just down the road from each other (nowhere near where we grew up) and that we had kids the same age.  We clicked and have become besties.

My friend L and I met at Church when our big kids were 7 and 8 months old respectively and have been besties ever since.

Why “pyjama friends”?  Well, we established long ago that if you are having a rough day, you don’t have to get dressed.  You can turn up in pjs, or be in pjs when someone arrives.  We know the score.

Yes, we are that close.  These are the kinds of friends with whom we can share our worst grievances about family life, when our DHs are annoying us, when we want to put the kids on eBay- and, instead of calling the Department of Community Services, they listen, say something supportive and hand us a hot cuppa.  We know that we all love our families dearly, but sometimes we need to let off steam.  These girls are that safe environment.

I would be lost without these two.  I hope they know how much I love them.

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2 Responses to “Pyjama Friends”

  1. Do you Ever Just Want to Cry? « Inside the Storm Says:

    […] I had a couple of friends over, with the younger members of their respective broods.  It was a nice day in many ways, but it […]

  2. Sam-O Says:

    Awwww! I missed this post – that’s what the photos were for!!

    Love Ya babe! MWAH!!

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