Fact: I am only good at making internet friends.
Something happened when I became a mom. It's like I'm drawn to other mother's. Some sort of weird freak magnet... like Hey You with the baby!! Yes, you!! Please be my friend!!
My old friends without kids? Who are they? That time of my life gets a little blurry. It's not that I don't still love my pre-non-baby-friends.... It's just, I don't think they would find going to the indoor play area at the mall to be a very good time. I don't think they would enjoy a 4:30pm dinner, because I gotta get home for baths and bedtime. Or they just have so many damn kick-knacks in their house, that my toddler cannot be trusted because he thinks we're visiting a real-life Fisher Price Playhouse.
And when I see another mother in public who looks like me and has some runny-nosed kids.... I feel like laying the most aggressive pick up lines on her... Can I gettcha' number?
Anyway, the point I am getting to is the word PLAY DATE. Who in the hell came up with this term? As if we are so socially busy, that I must have my people call your people and pencil you into my book.
Back in the day, I would just walk to my friend's house if I wanted to play. In fact, my sister and I were those kids that woke up early-early. We'd climb the fence in the backyard over to the neighbor's house and ring the doorbell. My guess is that this happened about 6am on Saturday mornings. My 6am guess is because her mom would answer the door all sorts of upset and tell us not to come back until 9am.... and 9am was hours away.
Now, God knows Haven or Olive isn't leaving my sight. Notta freakin' chance. But we need to find friends to play with when the Smith's are busy.
So the other night, we're all at the park and I spot a little kid from Haven's class. Then I spot his mom because I had briefly met her on the pumpkin patch field trip last week. We chit-chat, daycare bash, and then realize that we live on the same street. Oh my gawd, I just hit the Play Date lottery!!
But then I got too nervous and left without grabbing her number.
So then I was thinking that I would put a Hi, I'm a freak card in her son's box at school.
Would that be weird?
Ok, good. Because I did it this morning. :)
And now, I will shamelessly transition into some awesome ladies that I would love to have play dates with, if they lived closer. :)
Darci... Who looks so pretty when she smiles! Darci has two kids that are weeks within age of Haven and Olive. She has a very dry sense of humor and often takes pictures of herself not smiling, like she is trying be hard. But really, I know deep down, she is full of rainbows and butterflies. Look at that face!!
Meredith... My little crafting and cooking machine. She recently did a Pinterest 30 Day Challenge. You should check out her blog for real recipes and projects that she has completed. And she is just a very nice blog friend-- we all like those!
Mrs. D in tha house!! I like Marianne... a lawwt. She has her hands full with two boys, but still finds time to hit the gym and bring sexy back! And she is also a Coupon-Queen... check out her blog!
Shelly.... Shelly, Shelly, No Belly. I like Shelly's blog because she is always keepin' it real. She is a fun mom, wife, and friend... who really tries to do it all. She also an emailer... and you all know that I am one, too! :)
And also, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my friend Annie from Crazy Simple Mama is hosting a fundraiser on her blog. For a small donation, she will place your blog or Etsy button on her page. Please pop on over there.