I am so excited about tonight! I'm going out for my first Girls Night (GNO) since HJ was born, and perhaps since I was pregnant. Translation = it's been an eternity! My happy hour date is a friend I've had for 20 years. I feel ANCIENT typing that. How do I have friends I've known for 20 years?
Lauren and I met on the first day of first grade and we immediately decided we'd spend that very afternoon playing at my house. It was the FIRST day of school and we anxiously waited for our moms in the carpool line so we could beg them to let us have a play date. Our moms had never met, and to be quite honest, we had only known each other for seven hours. Somehow, we talked them into it and from that point forward we were a six-year-old force to be reckoned with. It wasn't until we were much older that Lauren remembered I spent most of Kindergarten chasing people on the playground screaming that I had Rabies. Oh, yes, this is true. But she was still my friend :)
Since our first plate date, twenty years ago, we've celebrated our weddings and new babies together and many other milestones and memories. We can only hope our girls, who are only two months apart, will not be nearly as clever or mischievous as we were.
Cheers to GNO, old friends and imaginations on the playground...ok, that last one is just so I feel better about my Kindergarten antics!