I've made it no secret that I've had a tough time finding some local mommy friends to hang out with, hell they don't even need to be mommies, it just makes it easier if they have a kid that can play with my kid while we hang out. Pretty much all of my close friends live far away with the closest being an hours drive away. So yeah, not really convenient.
I tried the MOPS things and just didn't feel really comfortable and I'm not a fan of having to go to meetings on weeknights. Most of the meetup.com stuff is for weekdays when I'm at work. So it's been tough. I keep hoping my husbands best friend will finally start dating a girl I like but alas that hasn't happened yet.
However, I do think I may have finally made a new friend, one that happens to live 4 houses down on the same street as me and who ALSO has a daughter that is one month younger than Hunter! Score right!
She and her husband just moved in a month or so ago and we met them about two weeks ago when we were outside with Hunter and they were coming back from a stroller jog with their daughter. There is another little boy that is a year older than Hunter that lives on our street who he loves to play with and we've gotten to know his mom and grandparents (they all live together). We all get along and the boys love to play outside together so when we saw there was another toddler on the street we thought it was great, the boys could add a little girl to the mix.
Hunter and little Miss Jordynn get along really well. It's funny how different little girls are, she's much calmer and reserved and doesn't run around like a maniac like my son or his little buddy. They are rough and tumble and she likes to play nicely with the toys outside and observe the wild boys. But Hunter is very good with her. He doesn't mind sharing and even pushed her around on her little push bike. They flirt. It's adorable. When I asked him one night if he liked Jordynn he literally blew a kiss!
The best part is that her mom and I have hit it off and have no problem hanging out and talking while the kids play. She even let me come and see the inside of her house, which they are currently renting, because the owner renovated most of it and I wanted some ideas. It was nice seeing what my house could look like if I had enough money to redo it. Also, I was a bit jealous with how clean it was! And it wasn't like she cleaned in anticipation of me coming over since I just surprised her with the request. I immediately went home and went on a cleaning frenzy while Hunter napped!
Anyways, we've already discussed taking the kids on walks together and hanging out and having some drinks once the little ones go to bed. Since her husband is at work a lot and mine is gone most Saturdays hunting it will be nice to have another mom to do stuff with and a friend for Hunter to play with since I know he gets bored with me.