I never truly understood how becoming a mother can affect your friendships. I suppose this is because I’m pretty laid back and never avoided friends with kids. I understood (to a point) that going out was often more work for them. No worries, I’ll come to you…that sort of thing.
Well, now I have a kiddo. Friends have come and gone, moved away, drifted apart, what-have-you. I don’t have a lot of close friends in the area.
Being cooped up this winter has not helped Rissa and I find new friends. I figure once it’s nicer out, we’ll start meeting others at the park…
Another way to meet other moms nowadays is online. Well, that’s right up my alley! I found a board with some moms in the area. Quickly I realized how similar it was to dating and joked with my hubby about it.
“Should I ask her if she wants to meet up or should I wait for her to ask?”
“Should I ask for her number? Is it too forward to give her mine?”
Then comes the first meeting… the Mommy Date.
Move over playdate! Mommy want new friends! Mommy friends!
“Will she like me?”
“Will she like my babygirl?”
“Will she want to hang out again?”
All tongue-in-cheek aside, it can be a bit nerve-wracking to meet new people, especially while exploring mommyhood!
Have you ever had a mommy date?