There is something so beautiful and precious about the ease with which children make friends. They don't even need to exchange names and they'll happily play together, laugh together, and comment afterwards on what lovely friends they made. Somewhere along the line making friends changes, and it isn't always so easy to make new ones.
Hands down the best thing thing to come out of blogging for me has been the friendships I've made. People who through the wonders of technology have watched my children grow, congratulated me on milestones, been there to listen and support when things have been tough. I've met some amazing, like-minded people through blogging who I will be ever grateful that I have in my life.
But being 'family friends' is a different thing entirely. And it's a special thing when you can find a whole family to get along with.
A couple of weeks back we met up with one of my lovely online friends Jenny, and we bravely decided to throw both families together and see what happened. The children are similar ages and had an absolute blast together, playing ball and chasing one another around. The husbands also got on like a house on fire, which was really lovely to see. Plus it meant that instead of having to keep the conversation flowing between the four adults, Jenny and I could natter about blogging and the joys of parenting little ones.
We all had the loveliest time together, and were sad to say goodbye which I think says it all. So thank-you for a lovely day Jenny and family. Lets do it again soon!