No way never would she have crossed that invisible dag line to come and chat to me at high school. Yet now we find ourselves having a chin wag over the celery in Coles. Motherhood makes us ignore that dag line - ignoring daginess is something most mothers learn the second they spot a pair of maternity knickers during their first pregnancy.
Talk of snot, diahorrea, hospitals and sleep bring women to common ground. And you know what - she's nice. And I'm nice. And how silly that we both never knew this at school. But we were just kids then ourselves.
Fortune Cookie No 348 for Mummy-Ducks: "Never judge a student by the length of her uniform; the shorter the dress, the closer the potential for donning those maternity knickers."