But, I did it.
I joined a “mommies” group down here.
Oh, God, it actually has the word “mommies” in its title.
While I love my boys calling me “mommy” and I cringe when Monkey occasionally calls me “mom” instead, I don’t say, “Hi, I’m Shell and I’m a MOMMY!!!”
But, the reality of it is that groups like the one I joined are very good for info.
To be able to ask things like: Where are the good local parks? What’s going on in the area this week? Where should I go get my hair did?
And have someone who knows the area be able to tell me.
Though I did live down here before, the friends that I have from here all live at least 45 minutes away, as we didn’t move to the exact same area. Plus, they all have older kids…some of their kids practically my age, others with teenagers, and some with no kids.
So, I decided to suck it up and join a local moms’ message board.
It’s not like I actually have to go to any of the playdates or nights’ out if I don’t feel like it.
I can just chat on the board.
And, if there is any drama, I can delete my account and run.
Or, stay out of it, read it all, and silently mock.