Friends come and go in life, but one extraordinary thing I’ve noticed about parenthood is the way it can facilitate reunions with old friends. You may just find that the common ground of raising children brings back people from your childhood, high school, or other points in life.
So if there’s someone you’ve lost touch with who is now a parent (or if you’re new to parenthood yourself!) consider reaching out to that old friend and continue this new stage of the journey together.
To wit, Veronika and I joined an old friend of mine and her two children today on an excursion. Adults can pick up right where they left off… And meanwhile, the kids get to play! Being the same age isn’t a prerequisite; big girls loved helping with squeaky toys for eight-month-old Veronika or helping to push her stroller.
Another idea is to keep in touch with parents from your childbirth classes, if you attended them before birth. Then, all your babies will roughly be the same age.
Consider making it a point to touch base once a month, or whatever frequency works for your schedule. It will be amazing to watch all your kids grow on the journey together.