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.