Monday, November 19, 2012

Mommy dates

I've complained in the past about how none of my good friends live close by. The closest one lives about an hour away. I tried doing the MOPS thing but I just don't think it's really for me. I don't really like having to go to meetings at a set time where I'm forced to bring food and do crafts for 2 hours on a weeknight when I'm exhausted from work and just want to spend time with my family.

A few months back I joined a group on Facebook for moms of babies in my area but I hadn't met up with anyone because most of the women who posted still lived a good 45 minutes away. But then about a week or so ago someone posted who lives about 5 minutes from me. So I responded and then a couple other ladies also responded and we all live about 10 minutes apart. So this past Saturday we planned on a playdate at a park right by my house.

Only two of the other ladies were able to come but we still had a nice time hanging out for an hour pushing our little ones on the baby swings. Hunter had been fighting his nap all morning and then go figure right as we're about to leave he's literally falling asleep on my shoulder. I didn't want to miss the playdate so I took him anyway and carried his sleepy ass to the baby swing where he immediately woke up and was all smiles (kid loves the swing).

The two other moms were both very nice, one has a daughter a month younger than Hunter and the other has a daughter only 6 days older than Hunter. After about an hour Hunter turned into a fuss monster and we had to leave but we've already talked about meeting up again soon and possibly have a couple other moms join us.

I'm really hoping that I will continue to hang out with these ladies and maybe form some good friendships.


Fiona said...

This is great that you were able to find these moms in your area!! I agree, it sounds much better than the other option of having to go on a weeknight for 2 ours, bring food and do crafts.. that just sounds like a lot. Anyway, glad you did this and everyone had a nice time! :) I know what it is like to have all close friends living far away. It can be so tough. Hope you continue to meet up and form friendships with these ladies and their little ones.

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

So awesome! I wish I had more of that opportunity here.

Heather said...

Glad you were able to connect with some other moms close by! I think it's really important to have people to hang out with who are going through the same "stage" in life that you are.

beka said...

Yay! making new friends can be hard - I'm so glad you found some moms in your area BONUS that their kids are Hunter's age. That's awesome

The Hudack Family said...

This is great!! I need to look into something like this. A few of my friends have kids but the age range I feel right now is to different. One running and one not even crawling. So glad you found something!!

Nessa said...

I'm glad it worked out for you! It sounds so easy, I think I need to step out of my comfort zone and try something like this as well. My closest friend is an hour away, and the rest of my friends are even further.