When Clare started school, we met some like-minded parents with kids in similar age brackets. I always remember my parents saying that we would meet some of our greatest friends when our kids started school. They weren’t wrong.
It is very rare in life that as a couple, you meet another couple that you really get along with. I mean it is a common scenario where the wives get along and the husbands nod politely at each other, or the husbands bond around the grill plate while the wives are left to fill the void with small talk. So to meet not only one great couple, but several through the school was amazing.
What also totally worked was that all our kids got along. Happy children, happy parents was my motto. So getting together was always easy and comfortable. This tight group spent a lot of time with Mort and me, so what started to play out at the end of 2010 absolutely floored them all. The actions were varied; hugs, tears, gasps…but the reaction was universal – sheer disbelief.