last week one of my roommates from college (bizzo) was in cleveland from st louis because her husband had a work conference in the area. we of course made plans to get dinner because not only was she in town but her 1 year old lilly was tagging along with mom and dad.
i should probably mention that my friend is also pregnant with her second child.
to say that we are at different points in our lives would be an understatement - but you see that wasn't always the case.
back in the day at the university of dayton my friend bizzo and i were partners in crime, going out to the bars every single night.
one time freshman year we went out 15 nights in a row, closing the hanger (the best dive bar in the history of all dive bars) every. single. night. i don't even know if we went to class in between. it was a bit of a haze.
we were always staying up way too late, reopening the bar at 5:30am - we did it all, and thought we were the sh@t while doing it.
oh, to be young and stupid.
thankfully we obviously grew up, graduated, somehow got professional jobs and in her instance started a family.
her daughter is beautiful isn't she? just beautiful.
so while we were out last week i looked at her little lilly and said, "oh the things i could tell you about your mommy". and in that instance the thought of talking to a friend's child about their parents past struck a chord in my head.
i mean my friends, my former wing ladies, my partners in crime - have kids! i don't know why it took me so long to realize this!
so i came up with a plan for when i see my college friend's kids when they grow up and start asking questions.