So an interesting thing happened at the end of last year.
I realised that there were moms I was friendly with, but that my kids weren't that into their kids, or vice versa.
The one other mom clearly felt the same way because she said to me at the graduation that she was really sad she wouldn't be seeing me anymore.
So I said, well, we'll just have to meet by ourselves.
You could see she hadn't thought of meeting aside from our kids, but she loved the idea.
There's another one too who is friends with this mom. They've been friends since they were 18.
Long story short, we arranged to meet for supper one Wednesday night.
I go to Spanish on a Wednesday night but I told them to go ahead and I'd come join them after my class, which I did.
Can I tell you how nice it is to have friend dates like this? It took me 5 minutes to get there and 5 minutes to get home, and I still had 2 hours with them!
We had a lovely time except they were worried because I wasn't drinking.
I don't drink alcohol... ever. I think I'm the only person in creation but there it is. I really like to be completely and utterly stone-cold sober.
Anyway, it seems we're doing this monthly! YAY!
It's perfect - I'm out anyway so it doesn't impact the kids or D any more than my usual Spanish does.
And then there is another mom (the one with the amazing house). When we're on our walks, we often see her driving and we wave. So she sends me a message to ask if I want to meet up for a walk? YES, I always do.
So we're taking the kids this weekend. TOO FUN!!! If it doesn't work out, that's fine but I do think it will be nice to have some local walking buddies to get in our 52 walks in 2015 :)
I think I mentioned before how awkward it is when the kids are friends but the parents don't really gel.. so to find a solution for the opposite challenge is really nice.
Do you have situations like this in your life?
Or do you only make friends with moms because of the kids?