Sorry, a little rant...
There's a hall up the road from my house where people hold kids parties so I often see my friends trailing past the house with kids in tow, catching up with my other friends on their way to the latest gathering.
Then there's baby groups, swimming classes, organised weekend/week family & friends camping trips, days out to zoos, etc & weekday lunches, coffee mornings... I could go on!
Meanwhile I'm working & only get to see people at the weekends when they are all doing stuff with their kids & everyone else who has kids. People can't come to us for dinner anymore & friends don't host any more because they don't want their children woken up.
Perhaps my friend's think I would prefer to be out getting drunk & having lie-ins? Yes, that would be fantastic if all my friends didn't have babies/children! I went to the pub with my hubby a few weeks ago (I don't really go up there anymore as my friends are all otherwise engaged) & I was literally the only female in the pub! So instead I stay home on a Saturday night (after working a 6 day week) with a few glasses of wine, watching a film on tv & am out of bed first thing on the Sunday morning, looking forward to a day of gardening & watching my friends walk over to the hall with their children for the latest kids party...
I know there's another side to the story, friends sometimes moan that they can't go out & do things anymore so I feel a little selfish moaning but I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling like this!!
Anyway, my little rant is over, sorry to share with you all!! I hope no one minds my little moan!