Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Library

I went to the tot time at our Library in our new town.  I really liked it and so did Luke.  There were about 20 kids there.  The woman in charge was really bubbly and friendly.  So I think we'll go back.  I was impressed with the amount of board books they had for kids too.  Way more than my old library, well, they might have less, but they had more available to check out.

While they were reading and singing songs I looked hopefully looked around trying to spot other 'crunchy' Moms.  LOL.  I don't think that's something you can spot.  I didn't really go out of the way to to try to meet anyone.  I don't know if that sounds rude but I wasn't really in the mood today to chit chat.  But I overheard a lot of the conversations of moms afterwards and they all seemed like very nice people.  Maybe I can talk to someone next time.  I'd be nice to find some moms around to hang out with.  But I already have two friends with kids Luke's age from college that live close by.  So how many more do I need?  Plus, I'm still in denial about living so far away from my old neighbor and favorite mom friend, Lisa_C.  I guess I just need to drive up to Portland to hang out.

Well that's all for now.  Trying to take a nap now.

6 comments:

Lisa C said...

I remember when I was a new mom, I felt like I had no allies. I felt so alone. I went to a few different groups, and it took awhile before I really felt like I was making friends. And then I was making online friends at the same time. I don't feel lonely anymore, but wish my favorite crunchy mama still lived three doors down! Haha, three doors down, sounds like a band name, doesn't it? lol

Oh, and I've never really talked to anyone at the library, but sometimes I see the same people other places, and I'll be like, "Hey, I saw you guys at the library!"

Cassie said...

I don't know how lonely i feel down here. I don't think I feel that bad. I kind of enjoy doing things with Luke. And I don't know if I even have the energy for more friends. I am glad for the two college friends that are here. It's nice to know someone. So, if I get lonely, I'm coming to you :D

Cassie said...

oh and...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPBzTxZQG5Q

Monica said...

oh boy, you definitely can NOT be sure of what you see.

during our first UK library trip, my girl requested milk (formula) and i saw another mother frown and walk away. she had been coming closer and closer and had looked like she wanted to strike up a conversation. i had been reading to my girl and her two kids had joined in.

i know what she thought. she put me down as a bottle mama, without any idea of the struggle we had gone through, as well as how crunchy and alternative i was.

i couldn't be more anti-first-impression-judging. :)

Megan said...

I can sympathize with you! We moved to our town 2 1/2 years ago and are just now starting to make friends. I've found a few other "crunchy" moms, so that's nice, but usually I'm just the oddball in the group. I think more and more I'm fine with having acquaintances that I can get together with for a playdate so my daughter and I can get out of the house. The really good friends take time.

Cassie said...

Mon- that's why I said lol. I try not to do first impression judging either, I was just making a joke. No one meets best friends the first time around, at least I don't. And I definitley don't judge bottle feeders- I don't know what it's like to be them. Most people bottle feed here anyway- breastmilk and formula. You must have met some pretty nasty people to keep thinking everyone does :(

Megan- yeah it's hard making new friends. I'm lucky enough that I really only live 40 minutes from where I used to so it's not that bad or too far. Except that I'm lazy, but I'm lucky enough people like Lisa will meet me places :)