I had a conversation the other day with my older sister that blew my mind. She isn’t married and she doesn’t have kids so she has a pretty good perspective on how crazy I can sometimes act. Fortunately, she said this crazy wasn’t specific to me. She pointed out something that moms, especially those of us with small kids, do that is really weird. And I had never noticed it until she brought it up but she is absolutely right. We ALL do it, ALL the time!
She observed that when we as moms want to hang out with another mom, we try to arrange it through our children. “Oh we should get these two together for a play date this week!” or “Let’s take the kids to the park on Saturday.” As if our toddlers really care. In my sister’s words, “They just sit around and poke at each other’s eyes.”