I am still very close with the girls that I went to high school with. Over the years, our husbands have become friends as well. About every two or three months, we get together at someone's house and always have a great time. In the past things used to get wild (some of us were more wild than others), but have calmed down as of late. Over the past 6 months, 3 new babies have been born. In total, there are now 7 children among us, ranging in age from 2 1/2 months to 5 years old.
Today we gathered at 2pm at Carter and Aly's house. This time was picked to accomodate various schedules, but didn't take into account the most pressing schedule these days, which is nap time. The party started as it usually does, with lots of chatting, wine and beer being passed and people hovering over the onion dip. As it progressed, it began getting noisier. The older kids were starting to get more wild and the younger ones more tired. We each tried to get the babies to nap, but they quickly awoke from the noise and overstimulation. The party pressed on, the soda kicked in and more naps were missed. At one point I think all of the babies were screaming at once and the older kids were running laps around the house. Once the shreiking reached a fever pitch, we all gave up and started packing our things. I left with a throbbing headache, luckily Henry passed out in the car. I'm not sure of a better time to get together, maybe at the crack of dawn when they all get up? Lock them all in a room with a hapless babysitter? Things certainly are changing!