Tuesday, September 26, 2006

This is not about work

In an effort NOT to write about work (don't ask) - here are some thoughts.

Why does it seem that my long distance girlfriends (and I) have problems finding other women like them close by? Similar age, kid status, interest, work status, etc. I've long thought that there MUST some woman in my sub-division or close by who could be my friend. But short of going door-to-door begging for a friend in the neighborhood, I'm at a loss to figure out how to find her. There needs to be a "dating service" for moms...

I can only imagine that this is harder for SAHMs. At least at work - I get out - meet people and have internet access all day long. Many of my friends here in Champaign I met or got closer to because we all sent our kids to the hospital daycare.

My requirements for a friend:
Someone who has sent their 7 year old to school with a peanut butter and KIWI jelly sandwich - hoping he doesn't look inside to see the green goo...
Someone who has dosed up a kid with tylenol, sent them to school and prayed for the best.
Someone whose floors are worse off than mine (although that is a tall order).
Someone who loves their husband, even likes them too, but is continually exasperated by them.
Someone whose DIY home improvement projects take way longer than on HG TV.
Someone who would rather read a good book (or People magazine) than clean.
Someone who thinks cocktail hour starts at 4.
Someone who thinks PTA is not the end-all and be-all of life.

So - that's it. But I *am* flexible!

What are your requirements (uh- Linda? Since you are the only one who reads my blog!)


Linda said...

You're funny! I think I meet a lot of your requirements...but I guess the BIGGEST requirement is what you stated earlier - that they be NEARBY!

I jump on EVERY possibility to find friends - is there a crop nearby that I heard about? I'm THERE...I'm always talking about scrapbooking and my kids in the hopes that someone relates to me and says, "Oh, you do that too? Let's connect!".

It's tough. But moving every few years, it's a requirement for me to be able to make friends.

Fern's mom said...

Linda - I'm am FOREVER impressed by your ability to find friends... Since I've really only moved once (in a major way) as an adult - I was quite pitiful for the first couple years here... Hmmm - for some reason - I don't have a lot in common with other lawyers' wives!