Thursday, September 29, 2011

Parenthood changes aspects of your friendships

Over the last week we were able to hook up with two couples or I should say families that are dear and near to our heart. We have known these individuals even before they were married.

While hanging out with both couples I realized how are relationship dynamics have changed. When getting together with these couples we use to meet up and watch a movie, play board games, and other fun things. Now are hangouts are centered around watching, playing, and loving on the kids. One other major thing that has changed is our conversation topics. Here are some examples of our conversations that I remembered from the past and observed now in the present :

Past conversation topics(as Non-Parents)

  • Dynamics of marriage life
  • Extended family
  • Movies we seen lately
  • Where we want to go on our next vacation
  • World Events
  • Dreams and Goals
  • God
  • Work

Present Conversation Topics(as Parents)

  • Babies daily routines
  • Feeding schedules
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Babies weight patterns
  • Immunizations
  • Breast Feeding
  • Marriage dynamics with the kids
  • Passing along gently used baby clothes
  • Believing God for provision for a growing family 

I am glad I can still call these wonderful couples friends, despite life changes. And I feel blessed to be adventuring through Parenthood with great friends.
We met the Stoke's Family for Coffee and Dessert. The Fellowship and Dessert was so good and refreshing!!!
We were invited to the Osborne's Annual Barbeque!!! We took a plate home and smiling hearts after spending time with them.

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