-Go to a playgroup where you know no one and try to speak to the other mommies.
-Sign your child up for swimming lessons and strike up a conversation while watching the kiddos sink or swim.
-Go to the neighborhood pool.
-Go to a playgroup at a bounce house place and watch your children.
-Go to the library story time and try to strike up a conversation with a mom who just moved here.
Drew is going to make me some mommy cards. Will I be brave enough to pass them out after being shunned?!
Two illustrations: I took the boys to the story time at the dive of a neighborhood library and noticed another mom getting a library card. I deducted that she just moved here also and maybe she would be interested in talking to me. You know when you try to strike up a conversation but the other person doesn't add anything? That is how it went. I gave up and we left story time early. End of story.
I went to a playgroup at a church (a very large church which we have attended- know which one it is?) this morning. It is advertised in the bulletin as Let's Play! an indoor playplace (think McDonalds) and a place to meet up with other moms out of the heat. That sounded right up my alley. So I went. I said hello to some other moms who were obviously all there together. They said hello back. And never talked to me again. Oh, except when I asked them if they were going to an outside park after overhearing them talk about it. Maybe I should have invited myself out to lunch too. But ya know, we had swimming lessons to get to!