Wednesday, March 12, 2014
During our morning errands* today we stopped by the pet store. Every mom knows that going to the pet store is pretty much the equivalent of going to the zoo when you have a little one. They love it, it's free, it's easy. What's not to love?
I wasn't the only one with that idea today. While "meowing" at the kitties we met another mom and her little boy who is almost two. We tried to get the kids to talk to each other, Luna got protective over the stickers she had with her. I mentioned that Luna just started the whole "Mine!" business that toddlers seem to get into around this age.
We bonded over toddler-dom and again when I mentioned that we just adopted a pet rat, Harriet, about two weeks ago. She was thinking about getting a rat too! We talked for a good 15 minutes or so about how awesome rats are. (Harriet's already litter-box trained!) I think I may have even convinced her to get one for her little boy. Hooray for rats!
Okay, so what's the point of this whole story? We said our goodbyes and left in search of lunch and naptimes but I felt a bit sad afterward. I would have liked to make friends with that mom and her son. I could have had a decent person to have playdates and mom time with. Our children could have been friends!
How do you make "Mom Friends"? Do you ask for their phone number? Invite them somewhere? Awkwardly ask for their name so you can add them on Facebook? It's seriously as awkward as dating again. Maybe next time I'll be a bit more brave and just put myself out there.
What do you think? How do you guys make mom friends? Any good stories or input?
*By morning errands, I really mean: Finding a silly reason to go to Target so we have a "purpose" for our morning. In today's case, it was really quite necessary that Luna get a new and proper pillow. It sounds more important when I say "errands" though, doesn't it?