Is it just me, or was making new friends way easier in elementary school? Why is it so difficult to make new friends? I can clearly recall the days of "Hey I like your New Kids lunch box, wanna be friends?" and that was it- instant besties. Boy, those were the days. Now don't get me wrong. I have a solid group of friends and I love them dearly, but I need to make some Mommy friends, you know, friends who have children the same age as yours and live nearby, friends who understand that you may cancel a date at the drop of a dime due to sitter issues, you know, those friends.
Mommy friends are difficult to make.
This weekend at the kid's soccer game I met a mommy. She has a son the same age as the kid. We talked briefly and realized that we had a few things in common: 1) Our kids liked each other 2) We both work in downtown and have a long commute 3) we both want to lose weight. So, we exchanged numbers. Sounds good right? WRONG.
Timing is everything.
Today, 2 days later, I text my new mommy friend "Hey, maybe this is weird but if you want to we can drive home together. I get off at 5:30 and would love the company." I sent it and waited...and waited...and waited. Now, panic started to set in Was I too forward? Was the text weird? Was it really stalker-esque? and then, she replied. She had gotten off work already but said we needed to schedule a play date for the kids. RELIEF! I had not frightened my future best-mommy friend away. Yay!
So what do you think? Are mommy friends hard to make for you? Have you had any awkward friend making moments?