As a new mommy, with no close mommy friends, you discover that your life will be very closed off if you don't put yourself out there and start making some new friends. Ya, you still have your old friends. But, in my case at least, they don't want hear about Dr. Weissbluth sleep solutions, pumping breast milk or car seat recalls. They want to go to the movies, grab drinks after work, and enjoy a leisurely Sunday Brunch. You need to start dating again - dating other mommies. Even the Boston Globe says so. So, that's just what I have begun to do.
I have a playgroup. That's a start and it's going well. But on Thursday, I got asked out on my very first mommy date. A blind mommy date. A woman from our twins club was interested in the playgroup but couldn't make it. We live in the same town so she said we should meet at Starbucks for coffee the next day. I agree because, let's be honest, I am in no position to be turning down dates.
Thursday becomes Friday and I've got pre-date butterflies! I have by husband entertain the twins and get them dressed for the walk while I put on real clothes. And make-up. Make-up! A little desperate, I know, but I want to make a good impression. With my skinny jeans, Uggs, a pug dog and the twins, I head downtown. We are meeting at the benches in front of Starbucks. I said I would be there a little later than her, because of our different feeding time. I finally arrive and here's what I see:
Ya. That man is not a mother of twins. I was stood up. Boo. A do a loop around but come back to the same thing. Maybe she's just not that into me...