I need some advice...how do you go about making new friends?
My DH and I have always been involved in a large social circle...the problem is, no one in that social circle has children. And apart from one couple, our relationships have become quite strained. We aren't able to go out on a moments notice...and when we do take Lexi with us, we call it an early night to get her to bed at a reasonable time. These aren't bad people...they just can't empathize with our situation since they do not have kids.
DH and I talked about needing to find friends that have kids, or more friends like the one couple...who take Lexi into consideration when maiking plans with us. I'm not saying everyone has to bend to our wishes...but having someone who understands that you can't call me at 7pm and want to meet up at 8pm. But we're at a loss for how to do that.
Lexi is in daycare only one day a week...so we don't meet the other parents. She's in ice skating...but DH takes her. I work full time from home. I've tried joining Moms groups...but they all meet during the day, and I'm working.
We do hopefully have one prospect...we ran into a guy we play poker with. He was with his wife and 4 year old daughter. The girls hit it off immediately, playing all over the seasonal department in Wallymart. His wife was really nice as well, and we got along. We exchanged phone numbers in the hopes to setup playdates for the girls. Now I'm faced with: how soon is too soon to ask for a playdate? Lexi asked about her new friend Zoe today and wanted to go see her.
My child is starving for more childhood friends...just like her momma is starving for more momma friends. Here...where I live. I know I have all my bloggy friends...and I wish you all lived closer. Just feeling ho hum today I guess.