Had a nice Christmas dinner tonight with dads of autistic children.
I was told years ago that you make your second set of friends via or through your kids. I think back to my childhood and some of my parents' good friendships stemmed from the parents of kids of my or my sisters' age.
Of course, I never thought in a million years, it would be friendships based on the common thread of disability.
We had a lovely curry as we got to know each other and our children a little better. It was an even peppered with poppadoms and tales of sleep issues, food issues, benefits we could get and where to spend our respite allowance.
It was a nice evening and even though our children were tucked up in bed, they were in our thoughts and conversation the entire evening.
Oh, and the curry was very VERY nice.