Monday, September 3, 2012

Latest Developments in Mommy "Dating"

Remember last week when I told you all about my struggles to find a suitable playmate for Logan and mommy friend for me?  I know you're all on pins and needles wondering how my week played out as far as dates and such.  Here's the re-cap:

As you recall I had a date lined up with Sally and Emily at the park for Thursday.  So Thursday morning, we get an email from our apartment complex that our water is going to be shut off the entire day for "pipe maintenance".  "Great..." I think to myself.  I was hoping to shower and look half way decent for the first time at the park so they might actually want to hang out with us again.  Obviously, that was not to be-  I guess Smelly Amanda it is.  So we did our usual routine- rolled out of bed, put on our tennis shoes, and jogged to the park.  But, I did bother to brush my hair and put on deodorant, so that's something.

We arrive at the park.  No one is there.  I wasn't surprised... I wasn't expecting them for another 15 minutes or so.  So we play and we wait.  And we play and we wait.  And just like a heartbroken teenager waiting for his date to the Prom to arrive, we are stood up.  In fact, no one came to the park at all that day.  Logan couldn't have cared less - but I was a little disappointed.  At least if we run into them again, I will have another chance to show them I do occasionally shower.  I think my problem was I didn't get a solid commitment.  It was a "maybe, if we don't have anything else going on".  Next time I need to go for the "we will be there, you can count on us!" type of response.  Lesson learned.  

I didn't have anything else lined up for the rest of the week.  We had missed the Ward Play Group again earlier in the week so no prospects there.   So my goal going into Sunday was to make at least one date for the upcoming week.  

The Mother's Room at Church is pretty much the best place in the world.  I'm actually sad that I will be weaning Logan soon (hopefully- more to come on this) and I won't be able to join my fellow Mothers there for Sunday School and Relief Society feedings.  But for now, the Mother's Room is my social hub.  That's where I met Rachel and Johnny a few weeks back (Remember they were the Vacation Hookup).  Like I said before, Rachel and I really hit it off (as did Logan and Johnny).  Well, I saw them there again this Sunday.  

And this is how the conversation sent from God goes:

Rachel - "Do you and your husband have plans for Labor Day tomorrow?"

Me - "No, why?"

Rachel - "Well our family and another family are getting together.  Does your husband golf?" 

(Can you hear the angels singing The Hallelujah Chorus in the background?... because I could!)

Me - "Yes, he loves to golf."

Rachel - "Great, the guys are going golfing, and us girls are going to get together and hang out while the kids play.  Then we are going to BBQ and go swimming.  Do you guys want to come?"

Me - "Yes!  That sounds wonderful!"

Rachel - "Cool, let me get your number and I'll text you the details."

One thing is for certain - Rachel would have gotten a lot more dates than me if we were both dating age males.  

We met up today and it was a blast!  I was introduced to Hailey, her daughter Elizabeth (age 3) and son Ryan (age 1).  That's right, SON- age 1.  Same age and gender as Logan.  Us three girls had so much fun, the kids played together wonderfully, and the boys all had a great time golfing.  The food was tasty, and the conversation was fun and light.  By the end of the night the girls and I were making plans for more play dates this week and the boys were making plans for more golf trips and meeting up for lunch during the work week.  Could it be I've found FRIENDS???  It certainly seems so, and I know we are on the road to making some great friendships here in the Alexandria area.  

So all and all, Mommy dating was pretty successful this week.  As my mother would say, "Just goes to show there's somebody for everybody!"


  1. I am so happy you found some friends. If you lived closer we would hang out. Brynlee and Logan could be best buds.

    1. I know! Story of my life... most of my friends with kids live far away!! She is SUCH a cutie though, your kids are all adorable!