I am tired of listening to myself whine about being lazy, having few local girlfriends, and only running errands in my free time. Yesterday I decided it was time for action!
I emailed a bunch of the other moms from LP's day care class asking them to get together for a moms-only lunch this weekend. Despite the last minute invitation I was thrilled to get an affirmative response from everyone! When does this ever happen?
I remember when LP was only a few months old one of the women from the mom's group at Stamford Hospital (where I gave birth) tried to stage a get together for a weekend day. When I replied, "Are kids invited?" she said something to the effect of, "Of course! I miss my baby so horribly when I am at work during the week that I want to spend every waking minute with him on the weekends."
At the time I felt chastised and a bit like a bad mommy. Of course I wanted to be with my daughter. I love her more than life itself. But now I feel confident enough in the fact that I am an awesome mom to say that sometimes a few hours without her makes everyone a bit more sane.
Besides, lunch is scheduled during her nap time...