Sunday, January 13

Mom Dates

You meet at the park and you hit it off. She offers to give you her phone number (or email address), and you try not to act too excited (but you're really thinking a new friend! YES!)

As soon as you get home you plop your child on the couch with a snack (Look, Junior! I'm letting you eat in the living room! and it's a sugary one! So stay put!) You contemplate whether you're failing as a parent due to your living room eating allowance and the sugar, but choose to pretend it isn't happening.

You sit down in front of the laptop (huge accomplishment) and just as you're about to click "compose message" you realize you're going to seem overly eager. You don't want her to think you're a loser without any prospects, do you? You decide to wait a bit longer. A sugary snack wasted--blast!

You let a day pass, but you can't take it anymore. Forget the three day rule, you have to email her NOW. You're also a little afraid to wait any longer because what if she thinks I'm not interested? Then you wonder again if you've waited long enough--you want to be sure it's the right time, but then a thought pops into your head This is a way out of the house for goodness' sake! Get on it, woman!

You write the email as fast as your fingers can type. You give it a quick re-read and delete a few wayward exclamation points (no one wants a play date with a desperate whacko).

Sent.

Source
Nervous refreshing of email. Repeat. Repeat.

Day passes. Repeat.

A reply! A date has been made. And angels belt out the Hallelujah Chorus.

8 comments:

Andrea Bai @ Glam Hungry Mom said...

haha I know the feeling! It's like dating but more awkward.

Raising Reagan said...

Love it ~ isn't that the truth! It was like that when I first met a blogger that lives in my area!
I was so nervous making the date and then actually meeting her!
Now we are great friends. Nerves for nothing!!

xoxo
Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Mademoiselle Michael said...

Hahahaha this is amazing. I could see this on a sitcom. Can't you see Elaine as a mom coming over to Jerry's apartment asking how long she should wait to e-mail her fellow mom friend for a mom date?! I die.

Amber Cease said...

Totally relate! haha.

Tara said...

Ha! Love it! It really is like dating only more nerve-wracking as you have four personalities to consider instead of two!

tmack said...

Yes! I'm not the only one!! Thank you thank you thank you.
Must say that I kinda feel this way when I read blogs that I really love too!

Gina said...

Adorable...almost worse than real dating, huh?

Kate @ Daffodils said...

haah this is so true!

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