Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mommy Needs Coffee Tuesdays: Friends!
Workout: 25-min Super Lunge yoga flow + 25 min swim
It seems there is a conspiracy out there to keep me from swimming at the gym, or at least try to. Last week, I forgot my ID (again, shocker!) and ended up being two hours late to work WITHOUT a swim in the pool. I don't even want to get into that one!
This week, a note on the gym shower that read, "Sorry for the incovenience... blah, blah, blah...no hot water...blah, blah, blah..."
After some serious thought, I went through with the cold shower after my swim. Good choice, but they'll hopefully have this situation resolved before Thursday. After realizing that (in my hurry of getting the heck out of the shower), I had failed to get all the shampoo out of my hair, I was scarred. I'm not sure I could knowingly do it all over again. Do you fancy cold showers?
Now, for some of this:
and The Challenge of Making Friends as an Adult. I'm really not sure if I've already posted this article, but I remembered it after catching this video:
Mine should be like, "why I can't make mom friends on my side of town, that have kids my BB's age, and share the same nap schedules, and don't give me the side-eye cause I don't do everything the blonde mom in this video does, and have the same work schedule as I do so that we can go to the gym together." Is it too much to ask for, I mean really?
I mean, I know it's hard to make friends, it's hard to make couple friends too, but trying to coordinate friends that have kids is even tougher.
At my BB's birthday party, I got to see some of my friends come together and we got to see the kiddos have fun. At the same time, it made me realize how long it had been since I'd seen them and then feel a bit bad because I couldn't spend more than 5 minutes talking to them. Time just goes by too fast.
One of my goals this Fall is to set up some play-dates with the friends I already do have, even if it means driving across town to see them. I also tried to join a meetup group, but haven't heard back from them.
If you're older, how do you handle making/maintaining friends?
Posted by cynthiasolc at 8:07 AM
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Sing it, sister! I have a hard time keeping up with friends. The single/childless friends don't get it and the friends with kids are on different schedules. Oh, and my best with kids friend has twins on a strict schedule AND she lives on the other side of town, which is a half-hour drive. Like you, I'd love to find someone in my neighborhood who liked to run with the stroller at my pace and on my training schedule. I was doing a solo run at 5:30 a.m. and almost stopped someone who ran past to ask for a date.
Blarg. So instead of tips, I give you a rant. Hope you are feeling well!
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