These days I'm in a very weird place. I'm now a 'working mom'. Going back to work had me really nervous about how I would keep in touch with all my mom-friends (who aren't just mom-friends anymore, but just friends). But here was the unexpected surprise, I still get to see my Stay at Home Mom friends (most of them are still at home, at least part time). And I guess I have the kids to thank for that.
In the early days of being home, the kiddies were all napping twice a day - morning and afternoon, so our playdates were usually lunch dates. And they were great, we got to sit and chit chat and eat lunch while the kids played around us. This was before they were all
And now, they've gotten easier - the kids play with the toys and each other (as much as toddlers do) and except for the occassional "fight" over a toy, we get to hang out and chat about our kids, our husbands, and all the other crap going on in our lives.
I'm feeling lucky. Lucky to have met a group of women who love my kid. A group of women who still include me even though I'm a "working mom" now. A group of women who ask me how school is when I show up at the play date. A group of women who have been with me through a whole lot of sh**.
It's nice to be back in the playdate circle.
Now I just have to figure out how to get my act together and host one....hmmm maybe Veteran's Day or some other day when I have off....