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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Throwback

After meeting some pretty incredible women here in Rossland due entirely to having two wonderful poppets, I thought I would re post this article from June. I wrote it with my heart open, and expectation high, a few weeks before the actual move itself. 

Baby Mommas

There are always been those BIG moments in life when one worries about making new friends. For example changing schools or, ahem, moving.  

Making new friends is something I have taken for granted in the past. Always being in one form of institution or another, the same people day after day, has its advantages. In retrospect school is sort of a give in the friend-making department. Thrust amongst a thousand peers for years one is bound to find at least one like-minded individual. Extra-curricular activities from K-12 are the proverbial friend-making icing, being a concentrated pool of similarities and shared interest.

After graduating from University and moving out of the city where I grew up I found myself, for the first time, with no real friend generating systems. I had to pursue friend-making. It was hard. There was more baggage. Ugh. But then something miraculous happened. I pushed out a baby!!!

Having children have afforded me that coveted "in". Babies are like an institution in and of themselves.  I find spending hours on playgrounds and in playdates fosters discussion and openness with my new peers. Suddenly making friends seemed easy again. We swapped poop stories and labour tales, shared laughter and tears. The walls came down and I have become friends with some incredible women. Women whom I will miss dearly, but are the special kind of friends that no time nor distance seems to pass between.

I am banking on Jack and Isla to get me through the Mommy-door in Rossland! They really are great little icebreakers and the kids are still at that invaluable age when my friends children are their best friends as well.  I know this luxury will end one day soon when Jack and Isla begin making their own friends, but by then I should be well imbibed in Rossland mommy-culture!


  1. That baby looks newish... he looks like he's from good stock. Bet his mom is hot.

  2. You read my mind!! I just moved an hour away from my "old life" as well. It took me THREE solid months to exchange phone numbers with another mom. thankfully, she lives in my neighborhood too and our girls will go to scholl together in a few years. BUT the three times we tried to get togheter, she flaked or I didn't get the messge in time to make the park date. Sigh. I wrote about it on my blog...part 1 is my "whine" and part 2 is my "OMG, I found a friend!" post.

    I know you can relate! Still looking for more friends though... I can't wait a whole year til the oldest is in school!

  3. mr. mr. He is indeed from good stock, you should see his poppa ;)

  4. Tami, first of all, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Secondly, I totally feel your pain, and hopefully that one new friend will get you introduced to a heap more!

    We are about 6 hours from our "old life". It was a big, welcome change and we are thoroughly enjoying the adventure of making new friends. It forces us out of our box, which is good cause sometimes hubby and I tend toward hermitage.

    Good luck on your adventure - I will be stopping by Tami and the Twin Factory :)


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