Tonic & Tiaras

My mom started a tradition with my brother and I.  When we hit big milestone like birthdays or when we look at my kids (in that ah you’re so sweet quietly picking your nose over there way) we play a special “where were you at my age mom” game?

It’s a lovely game to get a piece of my mom’s life and I think I value it more so. I have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. At the same age my mom had an 18-year-old and a 12-year-old. So different, here I am starting school life with Miss K and my mom’s oldest child (that’s me) was leaving on a jet plane to the USA.

I challenge you to ask someone older and who you are close with where they were in life at your current age?

This year marks the 20th year since I left school. Do school reunions serve the same purpose they once did so many moons ago? Mmmh, maybe if we didn’t have social media to stalk/look/ enquire, possibly drool in jealousy. It makes it pretty hard to have a conversation as we are best friends in the cyber world but oh so awkward up close and personal.

Random conversations between school friends:

  • Oh hey how are you? Well I got married, had 2 kids. Yes I know. Oh okay.
  • Hey so why did you defriend me on Facebook?
  • I went away to a beautiful island, sipped on cocktails and then got this magnificent tan. (I know. I have been stalking you and drooling on your beach pics.)

What is the purpose of a school reunion? My hubster’s class reunion is going forward in full force and they are definitely looking forward to catching up with everyone. I don’t mind seeing my school friends but the last reunion we had only a few people show up. I have in any event reconnected with so many people from school and can happily say it’s been awesome drinking vino and not just reminiscing but creating new memories.

I love finding out how people are doing. I don’t glee in people’s misfortune. I actually find it quite a downer. I do love seeing how everyone has evolved and it’s fun to see what path adulting has taken them down. For me I am still trying to figure the twists and turns and the good news is there are quite a few people out there doing the same. So maybe a reunion might be in order?

“To reunion or not to reunion”?  I’m always up for the party!

Hubster opinion on the reunion issue is actually a positive one so a healthy 2 out of 5 stars (this is extremely positive people).

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  1. Reunions are not really my thing. The people that matter have stayed friends. Have fun!

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