A few weeks ago Carter and I were at the mall. We go to the indoor play area and sometimes ride the carousel and of course check out the fountain, which Carter loves!
That’s where I saw her. Another mom. Her son was about the same age as Carter. He was also trying to climb in the fountain, just like Carter. Obviously we were meant to be besties. We glanced at each other across the fountain and smiled. Then her kid ran off and tried to go up the escalator, so she ran after him and they were gone.
Only a minute later I saw them coming down the other side of escalator! They were heading back to the fountain! I watched them walk closer, trying not to be to obvious. She looked at me and almost looked like she was about to say something, but then she didn’t. Then Carter ran over to the rental strollers that look like cars, and the moment was over. A few minutes later, as he climbed in and out of the car strollers I glanced over my shoulder and my mall mom could have been bestie was walking off with her son.
I feel like I should take out a missed connections ad on craiglist. “Me, a mom at the mall, you another mom at the mall. We smiled over the fountain before your son ran off to the escalator. Would love to meet up for chick-fil-a sometime!”
It is just a strange situation to me to try to friends with someone random you meet. I say hi and chat to people in the play area at the mall and gymboree and library group all the time. But it’s never amounted to anything else. How do you make new friends with other moms? I know I am not the only mom with this question- so spill the beans! How do you make new mom friends?
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