We just got home from a playdate with the only other set of twins we really know! We had the best time. I met their mom, Jessica, about two and a half years ago. Seems like so much longer than that. I was in Target (big surprise!) with the girls, and we ran into her in the diaper aisle. She asked me about the girls, and in my head I was thinking, "Here we go again." When you are in public with twins it can feel a little like a freak show. Especially when they were little. Everyone wants to stop and tell you their story about their brother's neighbor's cousin who went to elementary school with a girl who has a sister with twins. Seriously. We were having a bad day (which had been preceded by about 8 months of bad days) and the last thing I really wanted to do was stop and make small talk with this cute, put-together girl who was all by herself, leisurely making her way through the store. I'm so glad we stopped to talk, though. Turns out, she had twins at home. Twins who are only about 4 months younger than mine. She got my phone number, called a few days later, and we became instant friends. Friends doesn't really even describe it, though. She is the only other friend I have with twins. She knows what I go through on a daily basis. I mean, she really knows. She can empathise with me in every situation. She knows what it is like to have two kids going through the same stage at the same time. She understands the unique situations we go through. She never judges me. She never criticizes me. She just listens. And she knows. Sometimes that's really all I need. So today, I got to spend time with my friend who has known me for the shortest time, but is one of the ones who knows me best. The kids had fun playing together, but I think I had more fun. I was actually really sad to leave. She lives about 45 minutes away now, so we never see each other. When I left, I really did get sad. It was the kind of sad that you felt when you left home to go back to college after that first Thanksgiving break. The place you were headed was great, and you were excited to see everyone there, but you felt like you were leaving a big piece of you behind. Like you were leaving the people who know a part of you that no one else knows. She is such a blessing in my life. I hope the years will only bring us closer!