One personal flaw that I have become conscious of is that I am somewhat of a hermit. I would be completely happy for the most part just being at my house with my son all day everyday. And of course my husband, but I like it when he leaves me alone sometimes too. This is absolutely not reflective of my feelings toward anybody. I genuinely like the people that I get to spend time with.
I can't explain it, but I can change it. I took the first step towards correcting this by instating a family dinner once a month. My next step is to make more friendships with fellow moms, and more importantly other women. I have one girlfriend who has been by my side since I was 18. She is the best friend anyone could ever ask for. I love you Beth.
|One of my fave pics of Beth ever!|
Even when I was a complete A-hole in my early twenties, she would keep harassing me until I called her back. For one reason or another friends have come and gone in my life, and though I know I can count on Beth to lend me a partially deaf, 80 year old ear, I think it might be beneficial currently for me to expand my friend pool.
I finally put out some feelers for something I have been thinking about a lot lately. The initial response was good, so I'm going for it. I am going to start a Mom's Group.
The plan is to hold a little gathering for brunch once a month with some fellow moms and their little ones at my house. I will document as much as I can about the planning and execution in case any of you ladies are considering something similar. Right now I am planning on making all of the food, and just chatting and playing with our kids.
Do you go to a moms group? Do you have any suggestions or tips that I should know about?