Looking for another mom in the area for conversation and play dates for the children. Must be kind of normal, but will accept abnormal if you are funny. Must not roll eyes or judge when one of my kids sing a song about poop, or throws themselves on the floor in a tirade because there is no more apple juice. Must not notice that I am wearing the same pants I had on yesterday. Can look past the dishes in my sink and duct tape on our floor, and just sit down and relax. Must have own car, preferably with a mountain of toys and cereal on the floor. Understands that sometimes we forget the hand sanitizer, leave kids in their pajama tops all day, let them eat candy before noon, lose our temper, or complain a lot. Believes that it is difficult being a mom, and we could all use a little support.
...I am starting to wonder if I have a character flaw that is obvious to everyone but myself. How do you make mom friends? I set up a play date with one of the moms from preschool, and left cringing at what spewed from my mouth. I tried to be cheerful, but then the little negative person inside me started complaining. My kids sensed I was sinking and decided to poke a few more holes in the boat by misbehaving; refusing to get out of a tunnel when it was time to leave, forcing me to go in and pull them out, laying on the floor crying because it was time to go. All normal things, but we were on an important interview and all of us should have been on our best behavior. I was nervous and perhaps a little too eager to make a friend. Was it too much to ask her if we could buy the same shirt and call each other when we were going to wear it? (kidding) I feel like I am the only girl in a beauty pageant with a one piece on.
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