Between the friends who have left town over the last year or so and the friends who aren’t speaking to me any more I’m finding myself a little lacking in the crony department. And as some people have been remarking recently, making friends as a grown-up is brutal. Simply put, we’re rarely in a situation where we can meet new people and forge new relationships. So I’m trying something new.
The other night M and I headed to Pasta Pomodoro for a quick dinner with the girls. After a brief moment in hell, when both girls decided to show all the diners how well their lungs worked, I got everyone settled and proceeded to demonstrate my multi-tasking skills. After nursing Little L, assisting C, and feeding myself all while catching up with M, we packed up everyone and got ready to head home. I detoured via the restroom, infant and diaper in hand.
A young mom and her daughter were washing their hands. After letting them coo at the baby I chatted up the mom. She had two kids same ages as mine. She was friendly and funny. She could have been my best friend ever, except I never got the guts to take the conversation that extra step. I mean, how creepy would I have seemed asking her “out” in a restaurant restroom?
On our way out of the place we walked by their table, and we exchanged some more pleasantries, and again I chickened out. Four days later I’m still kicking myself. She could have been my new BFF, but we’ll never know. As I drove home I decided that I really needed cute little business cards to hand out when I meet a kindred spirit.
I jumped on Moo today and I made myself super cute calling cards. The back has various pictures of the kiddos, the front says Wanna have a playdate? followed by my email address and phone number. So if a slightly disheveled, tired looking woman accosts you in a restaurant bathroom, at the park, in the mall, or anywhere really, and hands you a colorful card while asking you to call her, don’t be scared. I swear I’m just looking for friends, nothing kinky.
How do you meet new people?