Saturday January 12, 2017.
It is almost 10pm. On the dot. Coincidentally.
Music is BLARING. (Sia).
Scene? Best Man and Fam’s house.
The kids have just finished going through a box of sparklers. They have been looking forward to lighting them up ALL night.
Party atmosphere is turned ON.
Suddenly, someone mentions that it feels like New Year’s Eve. We’ve spent it together before, but not the one that just passed.
Hubbie decides a countdown. And the older kids join in.
“10, 9, 8” (Just a few of them)
“7, 6, 5” (Some adults join in)
“4, 3, 2, 1” (We’re all chanting now)
“Happy New Year!”
Everyone yells and jumps around. Out on the alfresco part of the yard, they all begin walking to one another with kisses and hugs, wishing each other a Happy New Year. They do it with love and happiness, yet so seriously, like it is REALLY Happy New Year.
Even the kids start going around and shaking hands with each other. Like we are talking two 3 year olds, a 7 and a 9 year old.
When they come to me to kiss me Happy New Year, I am laughing so hard I can barely reciprocate. “What are the neighbours going to think?”
10pm on Jan 12 it’s New Year’s?
I reciprocate the kisses and hugs, still laughing.
“It actually feels like New Year’s!” Someone exclaims.
THIS IS SOME OF THE RANDOM SHIT YOU DO WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS.
And it totally rocks.
What makes it more awesome is our kids are in on the act too.
I am so happy, and grateful for these memorable moments. 🙂