Thursday, April 15, 2010

We may not be cool, but we're moms

Growing up, I often wondered why my mom's friends were usually the mothers of my friends. But two years into Amelia's precious little life, I think I get it.

While there will always be a very special place in my heart for my single and/or currently childless friends, I'm pretty sure they don't want to endure hours of conversation about Amelia's latest antics, potty training, and tantrums. They are still cool. They still dine at trendy restaurants. And enjoy music concerts. And go to MOVIES! They wear nice clothes and go to work and always look current and beautiful. Many days, I wish I could still be like them (but with Amelia somehow).

My mommy friends are available for 9:30 a.m. playtime. They understand why I'm so excited by Amelia's latest potty achievement. They are as clueless as I am about what movies are out and which ones are being talked about.

A mom acquaintance of mine recently posted a question on Facebook, regarding current clothing trends. I laughed as I read the responses from other moms:

"It's a personal victory if my clothes match and are stain-free!"
"One of the guys at work tells me I dress like a Mom now."
"Just now realizing I can no longer shop in the junior's department"

See? None of us are cool anymore! That's why we get along so well. Perhaps our husbands don't enjoy that we make each other so comfortable with comfy. But my mommy friends can save a horrible day with a few minutes of toddler playtime; they know exactly how I feel when I've had one of those days. They struggle with the same things I've struggled with and they rejoice in the same seemingly small accomplishments.

It's nice to find comfort in a group of friends. But it's also nice to have the option to branch out and spend a few minutes with the trendy crowd again.

So how about this?

Mom friends -- please continue to keep me sane as I battle these terrible twos.

And others -- promise to pull me out of the abyss of total uncoolness if I take it a little too far.

Love you all!
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