Westley and I have been to two pre-preschool summer get-togethers in two days, and, well, I don't really know how to say this so I'll just say it:
I think I might like some of these women.
So far, I am still mom-friendless (except for you lovely people on the other side of the computer, of course!). I had hoped Westley going to preschool might change that, but, to be perfectly honest, I didn't have high hopes. I may be a life-partner relationship optimist at the moment, but I still feel pretty unfriendable. I am just so completely dorky and awkward in social situations.
Fortunately, it turns out that almost no one is totally at ease when meeting the parents of their child's preschool classmates for the first time...while also trying to keep an eye on their child(ren) at the park. Even if you're good at chatting up potential mom-friends, in the back of your mind you're going, "Is he okay over there? Are they trying to kill each other with rocks?" It levels the playing field, so to speak.
"I hope this is going to work out," quickly changed to "This is totally going to work out [happy-happy joy-joy dance]!" as I chatted with laid-back mom after laid-back mom. Westley popped over to scold me several times—"Leave her alone!"—which everyone seemed to think was adorable and hilarious.
I'm already fantasizing about the coffee dates.