Friday, December 01, 2006

The Break Up

I need to make a friendly split I think with a friend. She called me last night obviously kinda drunk. We just have nothing in common anymore and don't talk much as it is anyways. I was getting the kids ready for bed the first time she called. She asked if I had this old cell phone because hers broke and she wanted mine if I still had it. I told her I'd have to dig it out. Then she calls 15 minutes later while I was reading books to Alex to tell me that her friend can bring her by (she lives in another town) when I find it. It was then that I could tell she was drunk. Her speech was so slurred and I could remember back before Alex was born those days of her sleeping over at our old house from being so wasted. She can drink a pitcher of beer in nothing flat. I remember her tone, the sleepiness of her voice, it all came back to me.

It's sad but I just think we've kinda parted since I've had the kids and she's still leading the single life. I have so many friends with kids and we talk all the time because we have lots in common with the kids. There's just nothing really to talk about with this girl. She'll tell me about her 200th sexual partner that has moved into her place which I don't care to know and I'll tell her about the kids and what they're doing which she doesn't understand what I mean by 6 yr molars or Dominic's facination of Thomas the Train (who's that?).

I never call her anymore, she's the only one that calls. It's not that I don't want to, it's just I don't have the time to or I've forgotten to call back, etc. I don't know if I should just continue this trend of letting her call or just say I'll drop you a Xmas card yearly at your parents house because you move around every 6 months once your lease is up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry it has come to this...but like you is time to move on..your lives have taken different paths, and yours is just not the same as hers. I know how hard it can be to maintain friends with no kids....I think we only know 1 couple, and they live in SC. We visit them and they love the kids, but I can tell after baout an hour they are ready for us to leave....doesn't make you feel like much of a "friend". Since your kids mean the world. are you going to handle things?